Daksha ShethDaksha Sheth has a reputation as one of India's most exciting and progressive dance artists. Trained in Kathak by Padma Bhushan Mrs Kumudini Lakhia, in Mayurbhanj Chhau by Guru Shri Krishnachandra Naik and in Kalaripayattu by Guru Govindankutty Nair, Daksha has turned to indigenous traditions including mallakhambh as a foundation for her choreographic expression and for evolving a training methodology for the dancers of her dance company, based in Trivandrum Kerala. Drawing on the wealth of these traditions, Daksha has developed a strongly physical and vibrant dance language and has created works which has placed her at the cutting edge of contemporary Indian dance. Daksha Sheth Dance Company has performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Daksha Sheth will be providing her insights and mentorship to the selected applicants of Abhivyakti Edition 3.
Sonal BhargavDance is an art form which expresses through mind body and soul. It is a multi-dimensional art and interweaves other art forms viz music , theatre , literature sculpture ( interdisciplinary ). This time i see dance on the platform of abhivyakti as a multi-dimensional art. Classical dance forms have travelled a long way from temples to proscenium and moved out of the traditional frame work to reach to the global audiences. In the same way traditional dances have also weaved modern concepts and technology in its presentation. Holding the roots of any dance form I am looking forward to a blend of good form and technique ,some great literature (in matrubhasha and rashtra bhasha ) being inculcated, to weaving technology and modern ideas and ideology into traditions. In a nut shell good dancing with aesthetically strong concept. A strong connectivity between art, artist and audience. Abhivyakti is all about connectivity - connectivity to every citizen through the medium of art - Dance, Music, Drama & Installation.
Jigna Dixit, a dynamic young Kathak dancer lights up the stage with her charm and enthusiasm. She is trained under renowned Kathak duo Guru shri Maulik Shah – Guru shri Ishira Parikh from Ahmedabad. Her initial training was under late Shri Dharamshibhai Shah from Bhavnagar. She was deputed as a Kathak dance teacher and performer for two years at Embassy of India in Poland by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations). She is also empaneled artist of ICCR. She is a laureate of Young Artistes Scholarship Award by the Ministry of Human Resources Development –Government of India. She is honored…Read more
Kathanki & Mansi
Kathanki Raval Kathanki is learning Bharatnatyam since 19 years. Completed her Nritya Alankaar in Bharatnatyam from Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya under the guidance of Guru Smt. Kashmira Trivedi. Graduated from Nalanda Dance Research Centre under the guidance of Padmabhushan Dr. Kanak Rele, Mumbai. She has been trained in Kathak and Kuchipudi as well. She is trained professionally in various dance forms, advanced contemporary and aerial training with very wellknown Master Terence Lewis. Currently opened an institution called Kathanki Institute Of Arts. Mansi Karani Mansi Karani, a soulful Bharatnatyam dancer has completed her graduation in Bharatnatyam from the prestigious Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalaya (Mumbai)….Read more
Kadam Parikh is a striking young Kathak dancer making his mark in the field of Kathak dance. He is a senior disciple of world renowned Kathak exponents Maulik Shah Ishira Parikh. Their able tutelage and mentoring has groomed him in to a fine artist.Read more
Jaimil Joshi is a polymath who is associated with varied fields.Fashion choreography is his primary interest. He loves folk dancing and has performed internationally.His main profession currently is of a Radio producer where he is involved in the entire process right from the conceptualization to the final distribution. Being connected with such diverse fields and having come across numerous different types of people, he can look into their mindsets and easily emote their feelings in his work. In Abhivyakti edition 3 he is showcasing ‘Life in a Closet’Read more
Mr. Jignesh Surani is director of ‘Tandav Nartan’ Institute of Classical Dance, Rajkot. He is a professional Bharatnatyam Perfomer and Choreographer. He started his journey as a dancer before 20 years with Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad. He has pursued MPA from Upasana College of Performing Arts , Ahmedabad. Mr. Jignesh has also done Alankar in Bharatnatyam. He sharpened his skills as a Bharatnatyam dancer under the guidance of Gurushree Vaibhav Arekar – Sankhya Dance Company Mumbai. He extensively works to promote and teach the dance form all over saurashtra and outside. Mr. Surani is a professional choreographer and dancer. He has…Read more
Sonal Bhargav is inspired by the saying “Art is the life itself, a way to wisdom….”. More than 30 years of learning & teaching in Bharat Natyam helped her to express art aesthetically on stage. A learner, a teacher & mentor to many, she strives to bring our hidden mythological stories to youth & society in form of storytelling weaved in Indian classical dance & thematic presentations. Sonal Bhargav has performed in Abhivyakti 2018 with Gujarati literature written by famous five Gujarati poets. In Edition III of Abhivyakti she brings ‘Lakshmana’, story of a woman who dares to question, Shree…Read more
Shraddha Brahmbhatt will be presenting a Kathak performance with her two daughters, Pankhi and Pari , titled ‘Mohara’ , based on a short story written by her husband, Jignesh Brahmbhatt. They are well trained Kathak dancers mentored by Guru Shree Maulikbhai Shah and Smt. Ishiraben Parikh. Jignesh Brahmbhatt is a well established short story writer of Gujarati literature and the mother-daughter trio have often performed on his stories in the past. Shraddha’s two daughters – Pankhi & Pari are very passionate about Kathak and contemporary dance forms along literature, painting and singing.Read more