Aditi Bhagwat

Collaboration

 

KATHAK

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.

Download File :Kathak Technical Rider
 

LAVANI

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.

Download File :Lavani Technical Rider
 

FlamencoKathaa- KUNAL OM & ADITI BHAGWAT

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. 

Download File :FlamencoKathaa
 

KAAFILA- A Bollywood Caravan

Kaafila is a variety entertainment show directed and conceptualised by Aditi Bhagwat and Kunal Om. 

Kaafila showcases flamenco-kathak duet, Bollywood dances based on Kathak, dances and songs from the Golden era of Indian cinema, Sufi songs and Qawaalis, instrumentals and so much more!

Kaafila featured in 25 cities in the US in 2018 for the Ekal Vidyalaya fundraising events.
Download File :Kaafila- A Bollywood Caravan
 

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.

 
Download File :Kathak Thumri
 

Kathak Lavani Jugalbandi "Kathak ki Adaa, Lavani ka Thumkaa"

'Lavani' and 'Kathak' are two sister acts, developed together during the time of the Peshwas rule in Maharashtra, they go hand in hand especially while presenting finer details of 'Adakari', 'Taal', 'Laikari' and showmanship of movements. This jugalbandi traces the similarities and the differences of both these dance forms simultaneously.

The show is conceptualised and produced by Aditi Bhagwat. The kathak counterpart is presented by kathak exponent Harshada Jambekar. 

 

Download File :kathak Lavani duet