Taraana Academy Of Kathak Dance, A Chennai based organization works towards insinuating the practice, understanding and appreciation of Kathak. Built on an aim to promote this classical dance form in a social and educational context, Taraana strives to develop a systematic and structural dance and educational training programme under the guidance of Shritha Baskar, a Kathak danceuse and the artistic director at Taraana. Training sessions in classical and contemporary Kathak are held by Taraana Academy under the direction of Shritha Baskar at GeeGee Emerald Complex, Nungambakkam, Chennai.
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Studio 22, 3rd floor, GeeGee Emerald Complex, , Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Pin : 600034 Gmail: email@example.com
Shritha Baskar is a Kathak danseuse born and brought up in Dubai. She began training at the tender age of five under Guru Smt. Ketaki Hazra, who herself is a disciple of Smt. Bela Arnab. Being trained in the Jaipur and Lucknow Gharana of Kathak, Shritha had earned herself a Senior Diploma in Kathak Dance from the Surabharati Sangeet Parishad, Kolkata, at the age of seventeen. She has several performances to her credit in Dubai which include regular recitals for the Diplomatic Corps of various countries, the Indian Embassy and the Festival of India around regions of the Arabian Gulf. In addition to her regular performances and schooling, Shritha simultaneously took pleasure in teaching Kathak and contemporary dance to the students of the ?Dubai Centre for Special Needs? and ?Special Needs Families? for three consecutive summers. Her work with the differently-abled has gained her many more accolades in the United Arab Emirates. Moving to Chennai in 2011 only made it more opportune for Shritha to attend workshops conducted by Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen in Delhi. Performing for the annual Indo-Korea trade meet is just one of her many performances in Chennai. Adept in both Nrtta and Abhinaya, Shritha?s performances have been well lauded.
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