ACADEMIC

Academic

In addition to its performing and training aspects, Nadroop engages in numerous academic activities like organizing Seminars, workshops, interactive sessions, lecture-demonstrations etc. Our recent principal initiatives are been listed below:

Rohini Bhate Dialogues 2018:

A lecture series by intellectuals in the field of Kathak, Music, Cinema, Poetry, Visual Art
etc, in collaboration with Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune, and Raza Foundation, Delhi.
The topic was ‘Time and Space, in the Arts’
Shri. Satyasheel Deshpande:- Music
Smt. Prabhatai Marathe:- Kathak
Sunil Sukhtankar:- Cinema
Shri. Prafull Shiledar:- Poetry
Smt. Jesal Thacker:- Visual Art
Smt. Parvati Dutta:- Kathak

Rohini Bhate Dialogues 2017:

A lecture series by intellectuals in the field of Kathak, Music, Cinema, Poetry, Visual Art
etc, in collaboration with Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune, and Raza Foundation, Delhi.
The topic was ‘IMAGE – Image of reality, and reality of Image’.
Presentations by:
Taalyogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar:- Music
Smt. Prerna Shrimali:- Kathak
Shri Udayan Vajpeyi:- Poetry
Shri Satyasheel Deshpande:- Music
Shri Prabhakar Kolte:- Visual Art

Sansmaran, January 2017:
Tribute to legendary Kathak Guru Pandita Rohini Tai Bhate.
A Seminar was held, where various artists’ scholars, critics spoke on the various facets of
the great Guru’s personality and her contribution – as a Guru, as a dancer, as a scholar, as
a musician, as a composer, as a critic etc. An exhibition featuring a compilation of
numerous essays, articles written by and about Rohiniji and rare photographs was put up.
Rohiniji’s spirit was also remembered through her compositions that were restructured,
reformed and presented by her disciples & various dancers from Pune, and all across
India.
Quest for New Perspectives -

Interactive sessions with various artists like Astad Deboo, Aditi Mangaldas, Sanjukta Wagh, Lucienne Vidah, Dr. Kannan etc for creative and innovative insights.

Creating Awareness -

A series of lecture-demonstrations for the students of dance, in collaboration with Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune – 2014. Till date, we have hosted Sessions with:
Shashdhar Acharya – Chhau
Sanjay Kumar Joshi – Vilasini Natyam
Gopika Varma – Mohiniattam
Ashish Mohan Khokar – Dance history & choreography, screening of rare films on dance.

Sansmaran, August 2013: Tribute to legendary Kathak Guru Mohanraoji Kallianpurkar to commemorate his birth centenary year 1985 – 2013:

A Seminar was held, where various artists’ scholars, critics spoke on the various facets of the great Guru’s personality and his contribution – as a Guru, as a dancer, as a scholar, as a musician, as a composer, as a critic etc. An exhibition featuring a compilation of numerous essays, articles written by and about Mohanraoji and rare photographs was put up. Mohanraoji was also remembered through his compositions that were restructured, reformed and presented by his disciples & various dancers from Pune.

‘Swa-Abhivyakti’ -

Seminar on Personalised Aesthetics organised by Nadroop, in association with Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune University and Ministry of Culture, showcasing 9 Kathak Artists and their performances from all over India; held on 26th, 27th, 28th Sept, 2012.