Dance as a divine prayer

“Something … Some force… Someone that makes me dance.” For Manjari Chaturvedi, the creation of Sufi Kathak as a medium of expression was not part of a conscious act. It came on its own as a quest, a search...

A rare treat for city residents

Gagan K Teja Tribune News Service Patiala, February 24 It was a rare treat for Patialvis when they got to watch a Sufi-kathak performance of renowned kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi during the ongoing Patiala Heritage Festival. A visionary in...

Spinning Her Brand of Mysticism and Moves

What is Sufi Kathak? As the Indian dancer Manjari Chaturvedi made abundantly clear during her New York debut at Symphony Space on Tuesday, Sufi Kathak is a dance style invented by Manjari Chaturvedi. It borrows from Kathak, an Indian...

Manjari Chaturvedi: Sufi Kathak

Peter Jay Sharp Auditorium, Symphony Space, New York City. Orch: $50,IAAC members $44 ; Other: $35, IAAC members $30; Balcony: $20, IAAC members $15 April 9th, 2013. 7-9 pm Tickets:http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7805-iaac-presents-sufi-kathak-diva-manjari-chatturvedi MANJARI CHATURVEDI is a leading exponent of the Indian...

An evening of Sufi Kathak

JAYA NARAYANAN PISHAROTY Manjari Chaturvedi has blended the mysticism of Sufism with the classicism of Kathak to evolve a new kind of dance, Sufi Kathak. Manjari Chaturvedi, a leading Kathak dancer from the Lucknow gharana, has blended the mysticism...

Manjari Chaturvedi: Dance (sufi kathak)

“Manjari dances in surrender to Him, to His Glory, to His Love and to His world there is an underlying lilting melody and strong rhythm in her dance, which depicts separation and union, the fire of the eternal dance...

“Ishraq – The Illumination”

“Ishraq – The Illumination” Sufi Kathak by Manjari Chaturvedi at Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri – 6:30 pm on 4th December 2009 Time : 6:30 pm Entry : by Invitation Only, Call at 9871310119 Place : Amphitheatre, The Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic...

Extracts from Shriji’s diary

• On the 1st July Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur hosted cocktails at Shambhu Niwas Palace for Mr. C. D. Arha, Chief Information Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Information Commisioner, Hyderabad . • The same evening Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar...

An Ode to the ostracised

Monday, August 10, 2009 Millions of hearts still croon over Rekha’s kindling expressions in “inn ankhon ki masti mein”, or Madhubala’s graceful movements in “mohe panghat pe nandlaal”. But that beautiful, scintillating dance form, which attracted the aristocrats, the...