Nadroop : a unique and elite dance production company. Path breaking productions and interdisciplinary works are at the core of its being. An amazing blend of virtuosity and profound belief in the rich Kathak heritage has given rise to various collaborative projects.

Guru Shama Bhate has flawlessly woven the threads of traditional depths and breadths of Kathak with her own cognizance. Her efforts have always been directed at presenting the audience with productions that are ever modern, visually delightful, enriching and absolutely vibrant in their execution.

Nadroop, a school of Kathak dance, has been active in the field of performing arts for the past 27 years, under the directorship of Guru Smt. Shama Bhate. Over the years, 600 students have studied at Nadroop & many of the disciples are performing, teaching and creatively engaged in India and across the globe.

Nadroop has arranged over 60 concerts of Great Masters, organised workshops, lecture-demonstrations by eminent artistes for all-round development of its students and to propagate Indian classical music & dance in the society.

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Guru Shama Bhate, the founder director of Nadroop is well respected as a performer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, and thinker. Her personal idiom has evolved over the years in an amazing blend of virtuosity (tayyari) and sensitive expressions (abhinaya), revealing the highest degree of classicism.

Recipient of many prestigious awards including the ‘Maharashtra Rajya Puraskar 2011’; Guru Shama Bhate has held many positions of prestige and respect across institutions. She has acquired a special place in the hearts of music and dance lovers, for her extensive work in traditional as well as contemporary format.

The principle disciple of Great Guru Smt. Rohini Bhate, Guru Shama Bhate has created her own expression of Kathak dance blending it with special insights in ‘Taal’ and ‘Laya’, from Pt. Suresh Talwalkar.

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DANCE PRODUCTIONS

INNOVATIVE WORK

Having delved into the depths of tradition, Shama Bhate creates magic through her offbeat/ novel/ intriguing choreographies… She has assimilated various art media such as film, paintings, sculpture, graphic design, poetry etc into dance with great ease and elan… Be it a ballet on Kasturba Gandhi’s life, or an interpretation of underwater marine life through Kathak, Shama Bhate handles every challenging concept with prodigious skill, showcasing Kathak at its best. Her choreographies are known for captivating montages, technical intricacies & flawless synchronization

Echoes of Inner Voice

Inner voice… A special gift from god to human being.. An ability to differentiate between the right and the wrong..…

Chaturang Ki Chaupal

In this composition, there are four different CHATURANGs from four different Raagas (Yaman, Jaijayvanti, Adana and Bhairavi) with four different…

Saransh

‘Saransh’ means ‘the essence’… This is an effort to try and relate the Kathak aesthetic to the dynamics of different…

TRADITIONAL WORK

Guru Shama Bhate believes that tradition is an ever flowing stream that enriches itself with every new endeavour… Accordingly, Shama has done extensive work deeply steeped in tradition yet with a different approach, different outlook each time. She strives to maintain the purity of tradition while exploring the space, rhythmic patterns, creating visual poetry.  For instance: ‘LayaSopan’ , ‘Trishul’, ‘Perspective, ‘Design 10’ , ‘Chaturang ki Chaupal’ etc.

Arghya-Parinati

‘Arghya – Parinati’ is a perception of what Shama Bhate was able to receive, comprehend and internalize while experiencing the…

Samanvaya

“Samanvaya” is the congruence between the traditional values, traditional wisdom and traditional sensitivity on one hand and present day modern…

THE PATH BREAKING FIRSTS

  • Participated as a solo dancer with a Jazz band ‘Glimpse’, led by Trilok Gurtu.
  • Inclusion of silent dance pieces as ‘visual poetry’, in ‘Nishabda Bhed – Exploring Silence’.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jane Re’ – A production on the life story of Kasturba Gandhi, with Kathak Dance idiom, with live Jazz Orchestra.
  • Incorporation of old, original recorded tracks of Bharat Ratna Lataji Mangeshkar, and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Ji to weave a dance score in ‘Chala Vahi Des’ and ‘Nirakar Sakaar’ respectively.

MILESTONES

  • Madam Menaka Choreography Movement :
  • A proverb based dance choreography festival for young choreographers; Special feature being ambience to sensitise the audience to the performing platform.
  • Akhand Ghungroo Naad :
  • A 12- hour- long resonating ghungroo tribute through dance and music on the birth anniversary of Guru Pt. Rohini Bhate.

THE PATH BREAKING FIRSTS

  • Participated as a solo dancer with a Jazz band ‘Glimpse’, led by Trilok Gurtu.
  • Inclusion of silent dance pieces as ‘visual poetry’, in ‘Nishabda Bhed – Exploring Silence’.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jane Re’ – A production on the life story of Kasturba Gandhi, with Kathak Dance idiom, with live Jazz Orchestra.
  • Incorporation of old, original recorded tracks of Bharat Ratna Lataji Mangeshkar, and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Ji to weave a dance score in ‘Chala Vahi Des’ and ‘Nirakar Sakaar’ respectively.

MILESTONES

  • Madam Menaka Choreography Movement :
  • A proverb based dance choreography festival for young choreographers; Special feature being ambience to sensitise the audience to the performing platform.
  • Akhand Ghungroo Naad :
  • A 12- hour- long resonating ghungroo tribute through dance and music on the birth anniversary of Guru Pt. Rohini Bhate.