Indian Classic Dance Kathak
Master Workshop with Anindita Neogy Anaam
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Open to the Public
Levels 3-4 (ages 8-11): 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Levels 5+ 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $5.00 - $10.00
Anindita Neogy Anaam is a leading exponent of Indian classical Dance Kathak. Anaam is a well- known instructor, performer and choreographer presently based in Wisconsin, USA.
She is a recipient of many prestigious awards like Shri Jayadev National award for excellence in Kathak dance by National Culture Mission (Bhubaneswar, India) and State government of Odisha (India), Bidagdha Nartaki Samman and National Nritya Shiromani award 2019 from International Dance Festival, Cuttack India.
Anindita has trained under award winning danseuse Uma Sharma and studied the art under her for few years. Later she started her advance training under the tutelage of Jaipur and Lucknow school of Kathak maestros Guru Rajendra Gangani and Guru Jai Kishan Maharaj.
Her dance style is a blend of both the schools of Kathak and she believes in the philosophy of incorporating feminine grace into technical recital of the style. She is known for her delicate dance gestures yet powerful technical performances, Anindita is a dancer par excellence. She has always tried to tell stories through her dance about the subjects of contemporary times.
She has also studied Indian ballet and Chau style for a brief period under Guru Shashidharan Nair in Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi. She is a classically trained vocalist too. Anindita was also part of the Kendra’s famous ballet ‘Krishna’.
Anaam has given numerous dance presentations as a soloist in India, Germany and USA. She has performed in leading festivals of dances like, Munster Indische Nacht (Munster, Germany), Kultur Nacht, Theater am Faden (Stuttgart, Germany), BAGC Chicago (USA), Nritya Samarpana Festival Chicago (USA), Logging and Heritage Festival, Wisconsin (USA), Out to Lunch, Marinette (Wi) (USA) ,Rhythms of the world, Appleton (USA), Celebrate Diversity Fox community (USA), Birju Maharaj Paramapara Varshik Kathak Festival (Delhi), Jayadev Dance festival (Odisha), ICCT Memphis Silver Jubilee Event, Winnebago Cultural Event, Wild Rice Concert(USA) to name a few.
She has been invited for solo Kathak performance by highly illustrious ‘12th Delhi International Arts Festival 2018’ as an International performer of Indian Art in India Habitat Center Delhi.
Anaam was the featured Kathak performer for New York Kathak Festival 2019 at prestigious Alvin Ailey New York Theater and was also invited as a workshop artist for famous Miles of Music Festival for Kathak.
Also, Anindita is one of the few dancers in USA to collaborate impromptu with Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on his compositions accompanied by Vineet Vyas on Tabla and has been appreciated for her performance by the maestro himself.
She is one of the few Kathak dancers from entire North America to be awarded the coveted Indian Raga Fellowship fall 2018 and was part of the repertoire in San Diego. She leaded two choreographies, the former being based on Fur Elise of Beethoven where she weaved a story around the modern-day issues of virtual vs real life in a blend of Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance styles and latter being the ‘Rhythms of Rajasthan’ showing two folk styles and Jaipur Gharana Kathak from the princely state. One of her project on anti-war, ‘Pakano Boma’ received great reviews from the critics in India.
Anindita acted as a judge in International classical Dance Competitions like Naveen Kalakar 2018 (Odisha), Nava Unmesha Dance Festival 2018(Devdasi National festival), National Dance Competition, Cuttack Mahotsav and so on. She has completed her Bachelors in Kathak Dance from Pracheen Kala Kendra Chandigarh, India and also a certified examiner for the same university.
She has been covered by leading newspapers in India and USA including Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Pioneer, Nav Bharat Times, Asian Age, Chicago Tribune Naperville Times, Statesman, Outlook India, Business Standard, Eagle Herald, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, Grihashobha Women magazine, Telegraph Hindi, Green Bay Channel 5 and so on.
Anindita is the first Indian classical Kathak dancer in the state of Wisconsin USA to be serving as the ‘Secretary’ of prestigious Wisconsin Dance Council, the state affiliate of National Dance Education Organization.