Neelima Adhye has performed in some of the world's biggest festivals. The logical next reward, then, is tonite.
Parampara, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, is organising the Abhinaya Sudha 2006, a festival highlighting the expressional aspect of Indian dance traditions, from 1st to 3rd December. Six renowned dancers will perform the six dance forms of India: Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Kathak, Odissi and Vilasini Natyam.
Today, Neelima Adhye will be presenting the Kathak dance recital at the Bhaskara Auditorium of B M Birla Science Centre. Being a senior disciple of Guru Rohini Bhate, Adhye has evolved a unique personal style based on both the Lucknow and Jaipur gharanas of Kathak. She has a Nritya Prabhodini degree from the Nritya Bharathi Kathak Academy in Pune and a Nritya Visharad degree from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She also holds a Master of Arts (Kathak) from the University of Pune, and a Master of Science (Maths) from Virginia Tech, USA.
She is one of the leading Kathak dancers of India, and has performed at some of the prestigious festivals and venues, like The Fifth Third World Theatre Festival by Government of Korea in Seoul (1981), the Soviet Cultural Festival in Mumbai (1981), the Chicago TV in USA (1984), the Khajuraho Dance Festival (1992), the Dance Festival by Sangeet Natak Academy in Trivandrum (1994), and the Kathak Samaroh at Jaipur(1996).
Through Abhinaya Sudha, Parampara tries to explore the many dimensions of the expressional element in Indian dance traditions. With expansive dancing becoming the order of the modern day audiences, a very important aspect of Indian Classical dance which is Sattvikaabhinaya or dance which comes from and deals with the matters of the heart and soul, is probably being neglected, losing out the aesthetics of portrayal of myriad moods and sentiments.
As step in highlighting this abhinaya, Parampara and its director Sanjay Kumar Joshi, a renowned dancer himself, will be showcasing a galaxy of illustrious dancers in several dance traditions of India. Besides there will be lectures with demonstrations on the various aspects of abhinaya by some expert dancers.
For further details, please contact Sanjay Kumar Joshi at 2756-7626/98493-16526.