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Anuradha is an Indian Classical (Kathak) Dancer based in Reading, Berkshire. She works as performer, choreographer and Kathak instructor in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

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Now on

New Kathak classes now available in Reading on Wednesday evenings term time

New Kathak classes starting for beginners and intermediate students available at South Reading Youth and Community Centre of Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Suitable for youths, adults and children from 6 years and above.

Weekly Kathak dance classes now available in Swindon in collaboration with SAPAC (South asian Performing Arts Centre) and Swindon Dance

New Kathak dance classes now available in Swindon for both Children and adults.

Concluded

Aangika(Swindon & Maidenhead)

Drishti Dance led by Anuradha Chaturvedi invites you to Aangika, its annual show case of Kathak choreographic works. The evening features "Panchtatva – The five elements", an exquisite interpretation of the five elements and their association to our senses through a dynamic interaction of Kathak and digital media. The evening also features other contemporary and rare traditional Kathak compositions drawn from ancient Indian philosophy, mythology, folklore and mediaeval Indo-Persian literature. Sweeping abstract body movement, complex rhythm patterns executed through fast paced foot stamps timed to precise mathematical cycles, and exquisite subtle emotive expressions, integrate seamlessly in a stunning display of the technical nuances of this classic dance form.

The event in Swindon is organized jointly by Swindon Dance> and SAPAC (South Asian Performing Arts Centre)

Aangika(Saturday, 30th November 2013, 7.30 pm, Old Fire Station, Oxford)

Drishti Dance led by Kathak dancer Anuradha Chaturvedi returns to the Old Fire Station with Aangika, a rich programme combining traditional Kathak dances and exciting new choreographic works, featuring a dynamic interaction of Kathak and Ballet. New choreographic works on show include Panchtatva – the Five Elements which explores the concept of the elements through a dynamic interaction of Kathak and digital media. In an intriguing new work Presence by Anuradha Chaturvedi and ballet exponent Ségolène Tarte, the classical dance forms of Kathak and Ballet come together in an intricate cross cultural dialogue. Ségolène Tarte once again gets together with Laura Addison to present her work Triple Entendre, premiered to critical acclaim at Moving with the Times 2013. The work is a collaboration with Oxford based musician and composer Malcolm Atkins.

The evening also features rare traditional Kathak compositions drawn from ancient Indian philosophy, mythology, folk lore and mediaeval Indo-Persian literature. Sweeping abstract body movement, complex rhythm patterns executed through fast paced foot stamps timed to precise mathematical cycles and exquisite and subtle emotive expressions integrate seamlessly in a stunning display of technical nuances of the dance form.

Supported by Arts at The Old Fire Station, Oxford City Council Culture Fund, Oxford Dance Forum

Venue: Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Avartan - An Evening of Indian Classical Dance Concert (Saturday, 4th May 2013, Southstreet Arts Centre, Reading)

Exciting, mesmerizing, evocative....

Avartan, literally means rhythm cycle. Mathematics of rhythm constitutes the core of the Kathak dance with its dazzling display of intricate patterns executed through a combination of foot-stamps, dizzying spins and graceful sweeping movements.

Drishti dance, brings together an evening of Kathak dance choreographic works featuring mesmerizing display of technical nuances of Kathak in 'Taal-Rang' and 'Dhammar' - an elaborate setting of sixteen and much rarely performed fourteen beat rhythm cycles. Combining the movement language of dance, subtle emotive nuances drawn from Indo-Persian literary tradition, punctuated with its characteristic recitation of rhythm patterns, Avartan represents the best of Kathak tradition.

OXFRINGE 2012 - Tarang - An Evening of Indian Classical Dance Concert (Friday, 1st June and Saturday 2nd June, 2012, Simpkins Lee Theatre, Oxford)

Drishti Dance, presents an evening of exquisite, Kathak choregraphic works drawn from the rich cultural traditions of the historical Indian city Lucknow.

Kathak is a stunning combination of symmetry and grace, sparkling footwork executing intricate rhythm patterns, and elaborate narrative sequences of inspired and dynamic choreography.

Tarang brings together, narrative sequences from ancient sanksrit text, mythology, medieval love poetry inspired by devotional movement of the time and sufi narratives from mystical Indo-persian tradition, richly interwoven with intricate footwork patterns, wide sweeping movements and subtle expressions.

In an intriguing mix of dance aesthetics, the evening also features, Bharatnatyam - a South Indian classical dance form, by talented young exponent Meena Anand.

Web: Oxford Fringe

Review of the evening by David Bellan in Oxford Times

Moving with the times (Thursday, 10th March 2011 - Friday, 11th March 2011 Pegasus Theatre, Oxford)

Six of Oxfordshire's next generation of dance artists and companies were selected to create new work especially for the Dancin' Oxford 2011 festival.

Anuradha Chaturvedi (Drishti Dance) presents Ritu Chakra - Moving with the Seasons in 'Moving with the Times'

Click here to read the review in Oxford Times.

 

Utsav-The Celebration (Thursday, 3rd March 2011, South Street Arts Centre, Reading)

Dancers from Reading and the surrounding areas, led by dancer-choreographer Anuradha Chaturvedi, come together in an evening of exquisite and inspired works with elaborate narrative sequences, richly interwoven with intricate footwork patterns and sweeping abstract movements, read more. [DOWNLOAD BROCHURE]

Utsav - The Celebration (The Theatre, Chipping Norton, Thursday 7th October 2010)

An evening of exquisite new innovative Kathak works first presented at OFS studio Oxford in October 2009. Read more

DEC - OVADA Gallery, Oxford (April 2010)

DEC - a lively collaboration of music, dance and drawing with workshops and seminars, organized by OVADA gallery bought together dance artist Susie Crow and musician/composer Malcolm Atkins who have been improvising in collaboration, taking as a starting point the poem, After Prospero, by Robin Kirkpartrick. Dancer and musician teamed up with four visual artists with a longstanding interest in drawing dance; Clare Bassett, Antonia Bruce, Kassandra Isaacson and Susan Moxley.

Anuradha was invited as one of guest improvisers to present an interpretation of proffessor Kirkpartrick's poem, using the language of Kathak.

Click here to read the review by Dana Mills posted on Oxford dance writers blog.

Anuradha crowned Barclays Live Champion 2010 from Reading region (April 2010)

Anuradha, one of top 5 finalists from Reading region in Barclay Live dance competetion judged by panel of celebrity judges including Brendan Cole of 'Strictly Come Dancing' fame, was declared winner after the conclusion of online voting.

Click here to read the review from Reading post

 

Utsav - The Celebration (2nd-3rd Oct 2009, OFS Studio, Oxford)

An evening of Kathak dance concert featuring "A Host of Golden Daffodils", an exquisite interpretation of Wordsworth's immortal poem through narrative Kathak.

Read the Oxford Times review by David Bellan here