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I am deeply humbled to have worked with some of the most brilliant artists in the performing arts. The invaluable lessons that I have gained through my journey have contributed greatly to my development.

Solo highlights

  • Manesh in Concert - (debut performance in SA) – 1999
  • Parampara – 2009 - traditional kathak recital highlighting rare bandishes passed down from guru to shishya
  • Sampradaya – 2010 - traditional kathak recital focussing on the different gharanas in kathak
  • Parikrama – 2011 - thematic presentation exloring the concept of circumambulation in hindu worship reflected through different elements in dance. 
  • International dance festival hosted by the ICCR (India tour) – 2011
  • Bhavarang – 2012 – traditional kathak recital exploring the bhava rasa concept
  • Satvika – 2013 – traditional kathak recital based on Shiva and Shakti
  • Harihara - 2013 – thematic presentation inspired by the ancient feud between saivites and vaishnavites 
  • Peshkar – Rhythms of the North - 2014 – traditional kathak recital with tabla artist Shri Revash Dookhi
  • Taal Saundariya – 2014 – traditional kathak recital exploring the beauty of rhythm
  • Tridhara – 2017 – innovative offering layered with the challenging quest to extract Rasa (the essence of emotive states) through percussive sounds whilst restraining the use of melody
  • AvAhan - (Germany & Switzerland)-2018 - brings to life the age-old tradition of story telling by Kathakars (story tellers) who travelled the land bringing the glory of the Gods to the people & leading them towards a righteous path in the process

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Collaborative work

  • Natya Samarpanam – 2002 - (Natyakalalayam Academy of Music and Dance) showcasing Kathak, Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi & Mohiniattam
  • Swaranjali – 2006 - (Anahat Productions) the coming together of various musicians and dancers from the Hindustani and Carnatic genres
  • Poetry In Motion -2007- with Bharata Natyam danseuse, Smt. Verushka Pather
  • Yugala Nrityam – 2009 - with Bharata Natyam danseuse, Smt. Yshrene Moodley
  • Chaturang – 2010 - (Natya Kalalayam Academy of Music and Dance) showcasing dancers From India and South Africa in the Kathak, Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi dance styles
  • Yatra – (Aryan Benevolent Homes) a journey through the history of Kathak
  • Samyuktam – 2014 – with Bharata Natyam danseuse Smt. Yshrene Moodley
  • Bhakti – 2015 - with Contemporary dance choreographer Lliane Loots
  • Nritya Alankaram – 2015 - with Vadhini Indian Arts Academy in Cape Town
  • Taal Chakra – 2016 - (under the banner of Kala Darshan) in collaboration with sitar artist, Dr. Kanada Narahari and tabla artist Shri Revash Dookhi
  • Migrations – At The Feet Of Kali - 2016 - with Contemporary dance choreographer Lliane Loots
  • Sadhana - 2017 - with Flatfoot Dance Company, Contemporary dance choreographer Lliane Loots and Madala Kunene, 
  • Poetry In Motion -2017- with Bharata Natyam danseuse, Smt. Verushka Pather
  • Sati: Shiva's Beloved - 2018 - with Sarvavidya Natyaalaya

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Produced, choreographed and directed the following school productions:

  • Utsav 1999
  • Dance Of The Gods 2002
  • Sur Singar 2003
  • Krishna Leela 2004
  • Dancing Ragas 2005
  • Geet Milan 2006
  • Jugal Bandhi 2006
  • Bhakriras 2007
  • Kathamrita 2007
  • Mahadevi 2008
  • Pancharatna 2009
  • Rasarang 2009
  • Swarangika 2010
  • Ragas And Talas 2011
  • Solah Shringar 2011
  • Divine Shapes 2012
  • Taal Tarang 2012
  • Kathakriti 2012
  • Bhajanamrit 2013
  • Swaralaya 2015

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