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Kathak workshop by deepa devasena

Instructor: Deepa Devasena student of gurus Nirupama Rajendra and Pt. Birju Maharaj ji

Kathak style: Lucknow Gharana

Workshop date: April 6th & 7th 2019

Workshop location: Inner Diva studio
10401 Anderson Mill Rd #104, Austin TX 78750

Workshop timing for Intermediate level:
 -Saturday April 6th, 1 PM - 5 PM
 -Sunday April 7th, 10 AM - 2 PM

Workshop timing for Advanced level:
 -Saturday April 6th, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 -Sunday April 7th, 3 PM - 7 PM

Workshop duration :
   - Non performers: 8 hours total
   - Performers: 8 hours class + 1 hour dress rehearsal on Friday April 12th

Performance date: Saturday April 13th

Performance location: Zilker Park Hillside Theater

•Fees for any one workshop without performance opportunity : $180
•Fees for any one workshop with performance opportunity : $200          (costume rental fees included)
•Fees for workshop one + two without performance opportunity: $300
•Fees for workshop one + two with performance opportunity: $330              (costume rental fees included)
Deepa Devasena is a professional dancer, choreographer and an ardent student of Indian Classical Kathak dance form. She has graduated under two stalwarts, the legendary Pt. Birju Maharaj and internationally acclaimed dancing duo Smt. Nirupama and Shri. Rajendra . She also underwent training in Bharatanatyam form of dance under late Sundari Santanam and Smt.Radha Sridhar were she got the opportunity to feature many times on Indian national television with her mentor’s group.

Deepa has been invited to perform at esteemed festivals and prestigious venues in India, UK and all over USA not only as solo artist creating original works but also to  present collaborations with master musicians. As a member of Abhinava dance company, India and Sujata Banerjee Dance company, London Deepa has hosted and participated in many large scale productions like “Romeo and Juliet”,  “Rama Katha Vismaya” , “Together we can” to name a few.

Deepa’s talents stretch beyond dancing into the realms of choreography. She is an aesthetic and elaborate choreographer. In 2013, she choreographed the world’s first Bollywood premiere of Fidelio − a German opera by Beethoven for Skylight Music Theater. The opera, which was also showcased on Times Square New York, received critical acclaim in newspapers and magazines for fresh approach, creativity and innovation.

Deepa earned a senior diploma in Kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She is also a qualified dance teacher who has completed the advanced course scoring distinction from The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) ,one of the world’s leading dance examination boards.

As the founder & artistic director of Aarabhi Indian Dance School in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Deepa is actively engaged in training many young dancers, performing, collaborating and creating new repertoires for dance and teaching in Midwest area.

Deepa is currently pursuing her advanced studies and diploma in Natyasastra- practice & application of Karanas, in Bharata college of fine arts and culture, Mumbai India.