Kathak is a vast ocean. Where our journeys have only just begun. At Rasik Performing Arts we have had the privilege time and again of witnessing magic, and attempting to understand the intricacies of Kathak and our classical performing arts, thanks to our Guruji Jayashree Acharya. In April 2018, we had the fortune of watching Mamta Maharaj Ji perform, in her own inimitable style at our baithak. Rani Khanam Ji, also graced us with her inspiring presence.
Photo credits- Ashwini, Anandi.
Join us for an evening of outstanding Kathak, poetry in rhythm, join us as Smt Jayashree Acharya performs with her team of accomplished dancers- Kanchan Kandpal, Elisha Deep Garg, Nandini Sharma and Gauri Sharma- at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Accompanied by Shiv Shankar Ray on the tabla, Amitava Majumdar on Sarod and Sumit Misra’s vocals. Seating starts at 6:45 pm. See you there!
This is a dream platform for every classical dancer in India and this year, Jayashreeji was invited to perform on it. The week-long Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad each year in Feburary against the backdrop of the spectacular architecture of the Khajuraho temples. Dance lovers from across India and from international destinations flock here each year for a treat of India’s diverse dance forms.
This year, Jayashreeji and her troupe, showcased a mix of technical and abhinaya- based compositions at Khajuraho, bringing the magi of Kucknow gharam to the prestigious festivals. Particularly, this was a fantastic opportunity for the young dancers in her troupe to be exposed to a much wider and knowledgeable audience.
With one week to go, the preparations for Prayas 2016 are in full swing in our studio. Do join us for an evening of sangeet and nrittya that would not have been possible without the blessings of our gurus and the generous support of our well wishers from across the globe! We are extra excited to welcome the wonderful and exceptionally talented artist Bickram Ghosh as Chief Guest for our show. Do join us!
Guru Jayashree Acharya was honoured with an invitation to perform at the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum recently. The event,’Uttaradhikar’ was organised by the Sanskriti Sanchanalay on 23rd October, 2016. Jayashreeji, along with fellow kathak exponent Barun Banerjee and her students, regaled the audience with stellar performances which received wide press coverage. Some images and media reports: