Choreographer and Artistic Director Vaswati Misra


The Dhwani Repertory is a celebration of sound and movement drawing upon the dance form Kathak. Their performances are contemporary, yet resonate with a long history of cultural traditions.

The versatility and virtuosity of the Dhwani dancers owes much to the training imparted by Vaswati Misra . Herself, an accomplished artiste of the Lucknow gharana of Kathak,Vaswatis choreography imbibes within itself all the aspects that go into making Kathak the dance form it is. The interpretation of sound and beat, strong yet lyrical movements of the body, powerful statements of the feet and subtle expressions give rise to works that have been appreciated by audiences wherever they have been performed.

The repertory which receives a grant from the Department of Culture, Government of India and is on the panel of the ICCR has performed at a number of major, national and international festivals Their tours have taken them to:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CANADA JAPAN
SOUTH AFRICA PERU VENEZUELA
SURINAM ITALY GERMANY
HOLLAND HUNGARY SLOVAK
SLOVENIA CROATIA POLAND

Dhwani's recognition has also come from its empanelment by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) , the Ministry of Culture and the International Dance Council, CID - UNESCO.

The repertory has performed widely in the country including at

Khajuraho festival – Madhya Pradesh

Raigarh festival - Madhya Pradesh

Orcha festival - Madhya Pradesh

Maihar festival – Madhya Pradesh

Kathak Mahotsav – Delhi, Kolkata

Nisha Gandhi festival - Trivendram

Lucknow Mahotsav – Lucknow

Swarna Mahotsav – Ahmedabad

Choreographic festival – Mumbai

21styear celebration – Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

The repertory’s specifically commissioned awareness based projects :

  • 'Vasundhara' commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India
  • NIRAASH - Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment sponsored performance on the issue of 'Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking'
  • GARVITA – A choreographed performance to mark International Women’s Day for the Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • SWATAH – A choreographed production for the Ministry of Rural Development to generate awareness about the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
  • "The great Arc" , "Beyond Boundaries" and YAT PINDE TAT BRAHMANDE – To markthe Technology Day , a production tailored for Ministry of Science & Technology
  • THE MIRAGE – A specially choreographed production on drug abuse and illicit trafficking for Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • POTLI – To mark the International Day for Older People for Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Repertory’s highlights ….

  • JEEVAN - a choreographic production based on ten chosen poems by Late Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachan at THE LINCON CENTRE, Avery Fisher Hall

With the participation of Shri Amitabh Bachchan

  • RARE RHYTHMS - A festival celebrating rhythm, featuring performances by Viku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Sivamani, Shafaat Khan/Govind Chakraborty and the Dhwani Repertory
  • PINOCCHIO – A musical based on Carlo Collodi’s memorable character, scripted by Gulzar, music by Zakir Hussain

The Dhwani repertory has been extremely fortunate to have received the support of the following organizations

  • Department of Culture
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi
  • BPL
  • ONGC
  • Kelvinator
  • Touchtel
  • Surya Hotel
  • Taj group of Hotels
  • Actionaid
  • Sahara
  • Hindustan times
  • Buisness standard
  • Mid Day
  • OIL

 

DONATION OPTONS

  • DONATION FOR PERFORMANCE BY DHWANI REPERTORY IN INDIA
  • DONATION FOR PERFORMANCE BY DHWANI REPERTORY OUTSIDE INDIA

  • DONATION FOR HOLDNG FESTIVAL / SEMINAR / SYMPOSIUM / WORKSHOP / EXHIBITION / FETE / LECTURE DEMONSTRATION ORGANSED BY DHWANI IN INDIA/ABROAD
  • DONATON FOR THE RUNNING OF THE REPERTORY – RECURRING / NON-RECURRING
  • DONATION FOR VIISING FACULTY
  • DONATION FOR FUND-RAISER EVENT
  • PROVISION FOR DONATION

 


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