Aditi Bhagwat




Aditi Bhagwat portrays various aspects of the Jaipur style of Kathak in her solo recital. The recital showcases traditional Shiva & Ganesh Vandana/Stuti (worship or praise), Nritta (pure technical dance) and Abhinay (the emotive aspect of dance presented through Gat Bhav, Thumri and Bhajan). The recital also showcases Tarana, Jugalbandi with the Tabla and other interesting elements of Kathak dance.

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Lavani is a folk dance originating from the state of Maharashtra in India. This dance form is well known for its exuberant movements, melodious tunes, exciting footwork and sensuous lyrics. Aditi, being born and brought up in the state of Maharashtra, takes keen interest in this traditional art form and has presented it to audiences from across the globe. A Lavani recital showcases traditional renditions like the Mujra, Dholki—Ghungroo Jugalbandi along with popular and traditional Lavani songs. All in all, the dance form portrays a colourful celebration of life.

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A journey of Hindustani music and Kathak dance through changing times; from the temples, Indian cinema to today’s collaborative exchange of musical ideas.
'AVARTAN' is a rhythmic cycle, suggesting the very nature of creation—the beginning is the end is the beginning. An 'avartan' denotes the beginning of a rhythmic and musical loop that completes its journey though every note and beat and then arrives back to the point of its origin or its birth. Music is cyclical and progresses gradually from Sa Re Ga Ma to being a song and a composition that can be rendered through dance and various instruments like the Sitar, Sarode, Sarangi and others.
The popularity of Kathak dance has grown with time through cycles of evolution, from being a temple dance to becoming a popular medium of entertainment in Indian cinema and finally to the current times of experimentation and contemporary art. Kathak permits free expression and can be easily molded to music out of its regular medium.
Avartan is a collaboration of four artists from four different disciplines—dance, Tabla, vocals and visual art. It’s a musical journey that enthralls audiences through songs and Tabla solos and Kathak—its origin in the ancient Indian temples and its journey through the Mughal era, its reflection on the then popular culture (Indian cinema), to today's time of contemporary experiments and fusion.
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Indian Jazz maestro, music composer and keyboardist Louiz Banks and Aditi Bhagwat along with an excellent team of musicians like Gino Banks (Drums), Sheldon D'Silva (Bass) and Shahdab Bharatiya (Tabla and percussion) present 'Aakriti', a Jazz Lavani and Jazz Kathak collaboration.
Lavni is a popular folk art from the state of Maharashtra. Its exhuberence, rhythm, sensuality and high-spirited lyrics make it a very popular and exciting dance form. The Lavni is a vivid description of beauty and the theme of this dance form is primarily love and Shringaar or adornment to manifest beauty. The spontaneity and thrill in the upbeat tempo of Lavni blend beautifully with the rhythm of jazz music. Similarly the groove in jazz matches the rhythmic moves in lavni. Hence this novel attempt to collaborate two completely different yet similar forms of music—one classical and the other folk.
Kathak, a classical north Indian form of dance, is famous for the intricacies in its rhythmic footwork and challenging pirouettes. This classical dance form and jazz have common threads, which tie them together and by fusing the two a different genre of music is born. Its simply spectacular how east meets west on one platform—its truly a treat to the spectators eyes and ears.
After months of preparation and rehearsals the arrangements were made final and the fusion was near perfect. But as they say, and rightly so, a work of art is never perfect or finished and so the experimentation and improvisations go on!
Note: Technical rider with the group manager.


Aditi Dance Academy (ADA) presents a Kathak and Lavani collaboration featuring Aditi Bhagwat (lavani) and Harshada Jambekar (Kathak exponent and student of Dr. Manjiri Deo and Shri Mukundraj Deo). 
Lead dancers: Aditi Bhagwat (Lavani) and Harshada Jambekar (Kathak)
"Kathak ki adaa, Lavani ka thumka" is a Kathak- Lavani Jugalbandi where the two sister acts meet on stage to portray how different yet similar, are these two disciplines of dance and music. 
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A collaboration is when two ideas meet, dissimilar yet similar ; a beautiful merger of varied flavours giving an experience far beyond the regular. 


Bringing two different worlds together, Indian Flamenco artist Kunal Om and Kathak exponent Aditi Bhagwat have produced their new collaborative idea : “Flamenco-Kathaa”- Kathak being the dance of the storytellers. 


Flamenco-Kathaa is a blend of the two disciplines in their pure and collaborative form. With foot tapping being at the crux of both styles, Flamenco and Kathak seamlessly overlap creating rhythmic patterns and nuances unique and new to the two dance forms. 


Why Flamenco and Kathak? 

The roots of Flamenco can be traced back to the gypsy traditions in Rajasthan; artists (gypsies and nomads) travelled from Rajasthan (India) to as far as Rumania, Egypt, Hungary and then took permanent abode in Spain thereby creating the legacy of the Spanish Flamenco. 

One of the three schools of Kathak dance is in Jaipur, Rajasthan and Aditi Bhagwat is a proud representative of the Jaipur lineage of kathak dance. 


The audience will see Aditi and Kunal weaving traditional Kathak repertoire and authentic Flamenco compositions together. Sufi melodies add a zing of upbeat tempo and a spiritual connect every dancer has with his/her art. 

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KAAFILA- Flamenco Kathak rajasthani Lavani

Kaafila is a Kunal Om conception supported by Kathak and Lavani exponent Aditi Bhagwat. Its a caravan of Rajasthani, Sufi, Lavani muic and dance in collaboration with Flamenco and Kathak.
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Piya Milan Ki Aas- Kathak Thumri Jugalbandi

Kathak- Aditi Bhagwat

Thumri- Dhanashree Pandit Rai

The mention of the word "nayika" in Thumri Kathak parlance conjures up an image of the lovelorn, pining heroine in the stance of an eternal wait for her beloved and tormented by unrequited love, and to an extent this portrayal did match the plight of the rural indian women in the middle ages. However the courtesan who danced, sang and played out this "nayika" in the courts was an extremely dignified, sophisticated and accomplished woman who was considered one of the most powerful women of that century.

This presentation explores this art of "Bhaav" creation in Kathak and Thumri through word play, (bol banav) and "Ada (dance gestures) which was the courtesans forte when she entertained. The classic themes of these two sister arts will also be elaborated upon in an attempt to delve into and perpetuate this magic of the Thumri in the coming generation too.

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