Acclaimed Danseuse Anurekha Ghosh promoting Indian Classical Kathak Dance and Choreography Across The World

Anurekha Ghosh Dance Company Kathak Program
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Anurekha Ghosh is an accomplished Indian Classical Kathak Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Anurekha Ghosh & Company, UK.

Born to a new generation of dancers and choreographers, BBC award winning Anurekha Ghosh is an inevitable name in the world of Indian (Kathak) dance. She has shown her excellence in Choreography.  Anurekha is based in United Kingdom.  Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”. 

In October 2009 Anurekha was invited by Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace, London and The British Prime Minister – Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate the extraordinary talent and contribution of British Asian Artists in the world.

The danseuse and her troop will present Kolkata with their Premiere Performance on 17th March 2010 at 6:30 PM at Purbashree Auditorium, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake City (Near AMRI Hospital / No 13 Water Tank), Kolkata – 700106.

Anurekha has been trained in Indian classical Kathak since the age of 4 and ½ years age under Meera Majumdar and Mousumi Sen in Calcutta, India.  Anurekha moved to United Kingdom in 1992. She took further training with Shri Pratap Pawar. And finally she has received training under the tutelage of the renowned Kathak exponent, choreographer and teacher Nahid Siddiqui from Pakistan.


Anurekha Ghosh in performance

She has learnt the art of Kalaripayattu, a South Indian Martial Arts at CVN Kalari, Kerala under Guruakkal C V Satyanarayanan.

Anurekha has been experimenting with the Indian classical dance form Kathak through extensive research and development. Drawing influences from classical Kathak, Sufism, Martial arts, Indian classical music, Western Ballet, contemporary dance and music, her aim is to shift and change, going through a process of chaos and confusion and then clarifying a concept which holds relevance to the present environment. This results in creation of a dance and musical language which is spiritual, dynamic, pure, fresh, beautiful, personal, innovative and is still a blend  of ‘tradition and modernity’.

Anurekha believes in work that is created from challenging concept, which is often addressed by her who is always seeking to find new expression, meaning and new ways to make her productions.  Although Anurekha has a strong commitment to ‘Tradition’ yet she believes in stretching the ‘Tradition’ and finding an intelligent interpretation which is very personal.

Anurekha has performed in the major venues and Festivals in United States of America, Canada, Europe, India, Estonia, Pakistan and the UK, which includes the Royal Opera House, and Royal Festival Hall, The Place Theatre, London, Musee guimet – Paris, Festival de Hellin – Madrid, Festival of Lille 3000 – France, Festival Musicalla (Nice-France), Festival of Fes of World Sacred Musics (Morocco), Abbey of Sylvanes of World Sacred Musics (France), The Arsenal (Metz), Eesti Konzert (Estonia: Presented work in 3 cities: Tallin, Johnvi, Pamru) in collaboration with Surya tv, Maison du Livre et de la culture, Bonnieux, France, Oriental 2006 (Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany), World Performing Arts Festival (Lahore, Pakistan), Earthquake International Festival, Decibel x.trax Festival held in Manchester in 2003 & 2005, All India Music and Dance Festival 2007, Kalaghoda Festival’09 – Mumbai, International Dance Festival 2009 – New york,  Orient India Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, World Vedic Cogress 2009 held in Germany, India Fest 2010 in Budapest, Hungary to name a few.

Contact Anurekha Ghosh and Company in UK at +44 (0) 7779786308 or in India at 9831341394 / 9830081394, or e-mail  anurekha_ghosh [at] hotmail [dot] com. Visit their web-site at anurekhaghosh.webs.com.

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