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22nd June 2018: Excited to announce our next annual Kathak concert – coming up soon!!

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Annual Kathak Concert 2018 Chhanda Manjir featuring students of Ghungroo School of Dance. Established in 2008 – the dance school will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Ghungroo School of Dance will be presenting a mesmerising evening of pure traditional classical style Kathak dance with accompaniment of Hindustani – North Indian Classical music. Some segments will be presented with live accompaniment on Tabla and Sarod played by leading musicians of Melbourne -Jay Dabgar and Rahul Bhattacharya.

 

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PAST EVENTS

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On Saturday 24th March 2018 a Kathak Tabla Workshop was held with tabla maestro Pt. Abhijit Banerjee!! A first of its kind event, to be held in Australia.

Ghungroo School of Dance hosted a Tabla and Kathak Workshop with Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, a renowned classical musician of the highest calibre – visiting Melbourne from India. Senior students of the school performed Kathak with live accompaniment – Pt. Banerjee on the Tabla and Rahul Bhattacharya playing Lehera on Sarod. The students were fortunate enough to perform complex layakari, chhagun (6 times) and aatgun (8 times) chhanda, ginti ke bol to Pt. Banerjee’s electrifying renditions on the tabla. They also learnt and performed many new bols (compositions) from the maestro. Prior to this Pt. Banerjee has accompanied Kathak with the likes of Pt. Birju Maharaj and Pt. Chitresh Das. Pt. Banerjee appreciated the dancers for their sincere effort in performing complex footwork to live music.


Some useful links below…
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Pt Bannerjee performing with Kathak maestro Pt. Chitresh Das.
From his website ….
Considered among the top class of tabla players from India, Abhijit Banerjee is one of the most sought after creative artists in the realm of Indian classical music. Abhijit has crafted a unique style and creative approach which has brought him accolades and awards throughout the world. He is known for his sensitivity,skill and deep sense of musicality.  Apart from his contributions to Indian music he has delved into a diverse variety of world music crossover as both a performer and composer.
Recognizing his talent and natural inclination towards music his father steered him to tabla at the age of four.  Abhijit also studied vocal music and violin later in his life in making a complete musician out of him.   He is considered as one of the main disciples of the illustrious guru, the late Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh.
Abhijit has accompaniment on tabla nearly all of the top ranking stars of Hindustani classical music including Pt.Ravi Shankar, Late Pt.Nikhil Banerjee, Begum Parweena Sultana, Pt.Jasraj, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Dr.Balamurali Krishnan to name a few.  As a tabla soloist he has also left his distinct mark through numerous performances and publications in India & abroad.

 

Rahul Bhattacharya’s website ((http://www.sarod.com.au)

Press Release on Indianlink published on November 24, 2016 

http://www.indianlink.com.au/a-grand-kathak-concert/?platform=hootsuite

12 November 2016: 5th Annual Kathak Concert

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8th October 2016: Performance with live music at Navarathri Festival 2016 – Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Dandenong

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2 July 2016: Performance at Kalapravasa – Journey of the Arts classical dance & music concert, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Dandenong

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14 May 2016: Kathak dance performed at Buddha Day Multicultural concert held at Deakin Edge auditorium, Federation Square Melbourne

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21 November 2015: Diwali Function at Laverton, Victoria

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1 November 2015: Kathak Vandana performed at Vedanta Society Function

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21 March 2015:  4th Annual Kathak Concert
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26 April 2014: Kathak dance performed at Buddha Day Multicultural concert held at Federation Square Melbourne

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16 November 2013: 3rd Annual Kathak Concert

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18 May 2013: Performance at BMW Edge, Federation Square 

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16 June 2012: 2nd Annual Kathak Concert 

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25 March 2012: Performance at Jhankar 2012, Drum Theatre, Dandenong

14th May 2011: BMW Edge, Federation Square

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14th Dec 2010:  Preparing for the performance at the school fair at St Thomas School, Blackburn

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6 November 2010: Inaugural Annual Kathak Concert

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