Nadroop has produced 50 dance ballets, each one unique in its concept and presentation yet deriving its ethos from Kathak. These dance ballets have been performed across India at some of the most prestigious fora viz. Sawai Gandharva, Khajuraho Festival, Kala Ghoda Festival, Purana Qila Festival, Kathak Mahotsav and in countries like USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, UK, Malaysia et al.
Shama Bhate’s original perspective on Kathak allows her to choreograph abstract subjects and contemporary themes with equal ease. Guru Shama Bhate’s theoretical study of Kathak makes her a discerning critic and reviewer. Even as her dance remains strictly traditional, she is quick to explore the possibilities of innovative joint ventures. She has been doing collaborative productions with some of the top notch jazz ensembles of this world.



  • ‘Parampara ke Padachinha’ at the prestigious Konark Festival, Orissa
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jane Re’ at Gandhi Parva Celebration at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • ‘Nishabda Bheda’ at the ‘Pravaah Festival’, NCPA, Mumbai
  • ‘Udaan Festival’, Goa 
  • ‘Nataraj conference, Pune.
  • Kalashree Mahotsav, Pune
  • ‘Mahabharata Reinterpreted… Ateet ki Parchhaiyan’ at the Shaniwarwada Dance and Music festival, Pune
  • Hosted ‘Madam Menaka Choreography Movement’ 2019
  • Rohini Bhate Puraskar
  • ‘Parampara me Padachinha’ and ‘Krishna the Liberator for Khula Aasmaan, Belgaum
  • MIT VishwaVidyalaya – ‘Parampara ke Padachinha’
  • Annual performance of Gen-next Choreographers of Nadroop.
  • Guru Shama Bhate’s solo presentation at the Amritanjali Festival.
  • Solo performance by Ameera Patankar at the prestigious ‘Aarambh’ series by Raza Foundation Delhi and 79th Shivanand Sangeet Pratishthan, Aundh.
  • Solo performance by Avani Gadre at ‘Bhavitavya Festival’
  • ‘Krishna, The Liberator’, at the anniversary of Indian Council of Cultural Relations
  • (ICCR’s), Pune Chapter Karade Brahman Sangha & IISER Pune
  • Nadroop premiered its production, ‘Stri Man Ki Anchuyi Gehraiyan’, honouring the compassion of womanhood.
  • ‘Tanotu Nah Shiva Shivam’, on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jane Re’, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
  • ‘Tanotu Nah Shiva Shivam’, at the Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh Festival.
  • ‘Parinati’, at the Antarang Theatre, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • ‘Krishna, The Liberator’, at Pune Smart City Week. Guru Shama Bhate also conducted the first ever Kathak Flash mob, in Pune.
  • ‘Ateet Ki Parchhaiyan : Mahabharat Reinterpreted’, at the Shaniwarwada Dance Festival.
  • Sant Vani, compositions by Saint Janabai.
  • Lecture demonstration by Guru Shama Bhate, on ‘Dance – Intangible Heritage’, at the Sarkar Wada, Pune.
  • ‘Natraj – an epitome of balance and harmony’, at the National Conference on Vedic Sciences.
  • Under the auspices of Shastriya Nrutya Sanwardhan Sanstha, celebrating ‘Pune Dance Season’:
  • Performances at various temples and gardens.
  • Workshops conducted by Guru Shama Bhate
  • Creative-intellectual discussions
  • Lecture – demonstration by Guru Shama Bhate.
  • Presentation of ‘Sant Vani’.


  • Performance at the Jaipur Kathak mahotsav, Jaipur.
  • Performance at Kathak festival organised by Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan, Lucknow.
  • Solo performance by Ameera Patankar at the Bal Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Jalgaon.
  • Duet performance at ‘Margam Unmesh’ , Pune.
  • Performance for the Times Sanskriti Arts Festival, Thane.
  • Performance at the prestigious Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Kerala.
  • Support to the choreography ‘Pratibimb’ by Project Chhauni.
  • Performance at the Keremane Shambhu Hegde Festival, Honavur.
  • Performance at the Chidambaram Festival.


  • Performance tour at Israel with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, a collaboration with Chen
  • Zimbalista 2017.
  • Performance tour under ICCR at Doha, Qatar 2017.
  • Organisation of ‘Sansmaran – Spreading light through Rohiniji’s Spirit- –
  • Seminar/Exhibition/Performances celebrating the life and works of late Pt. Guru Rohiniji Bhate.
  • Nadroop presented ‘Chaturang ki Chaupal’.
  • ‘Chala vahi Des’ at the International Peace Symposium, pune & ‘Meera Mahotsav’, Chittorgarh.
  • Performance for ‘Gaanvardhan’, Pune.
  • ‘Kalidas Mahotsav ‘, Nagpur.
  • ‘Krishna the Liberator’ at NCPA (Mumbai), Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya Mumbai & Gandharva
  • Mahavidyalay Noida, & Rajnandgaon.
  • Performance at the MIT Perfona Fest, Pune.
  • Performance at the Rukmini Devi Arundel Festival, Kalakshetra, Chennai.
  • Performance at Kathak Kendra Festival, Kamani, Delhi.
  • Performance at ‘Samarpan’, Tribute to late Maestro Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, Pune.
  • Performance at ‘Janije Yadnya Karma’ Tribute to late Guru Pt.Rohini Bhate.
  • Performance at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai.


  • Performance at the Busan International dance Festival, South Korea 2016.
  • Performance at the International women’s Meet on Peace & Non-violence.
  • Performance at the Guru Pt. Rohini Bhate Puraskar Samaroh, Pune.
  • Performance of ‘Peeda Parayi Jane Re’ at the P.L.Deshpande Kala Mahotsav, Mumbai.
  • Performance at the ‘Kalidas Samaroh’ , Nagpur.
  • Performance at ‘Nrutya-Taal-Tarang’, Pume – with Tabla & Jalatarang
  • Performance at the Kalashree Sangeet Mahotsav, Pune.
  • ‘Chala Vahi Des’ at the Meera Mahotsav, Chittorgarh.
  • Krishna- the Liberator’ at the Parikrama Dance Festival, Pune.
  • Performances at the Busan International Dance Festival, South Korea.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jane Re’ at the International Women’s Conference, Jalgaon.
  • ‘Tano Tunah Shiva-shivan’ performed at ‘Nrutya Vasant’ in Nagpur.
  • Performance at the Pt.Bhimsen Joshi Mahotsav, Hyderabad.
  • ‘Chala Vahi Des; performed at the Simhasta Mahakumbha, Indore.
  • Performance of ‘Nishabda-Bheda’ at the Prayatna Film; Dance Festival, Pune
  • Performances of ‘Mahabharat Reinterpreted… Ateet ki Parchhaiyan’ at the Gudi Sambaralu
  • Festival (Hyderabad), International Fleet Review (Vishakhapatnam), NCPA Mumbai,’Geeta
  • Mahotsav’, Kurukshtra; Natya Darshan Festival, Chennai
  • Lecture-demonstration at Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Panvel.
  • Performance at the 1st International Nritya Parishad, Pune.
  • Performance at the Akhil Bharatiya Nrutya Sammelan, Pune.
  • Performance at the Mardol Dance Festival, Goa.
  • Performance; Lecture-demonstration at ‘Vaicharik Kumbh’ , a conference on ‘Science Spirituality’, Bhopal.
  • Performance at ‘Vaicharik Kumbh’ , Ujjain for SanskarBharati.


  • Organisation of ‘Krishna – the Poorna Purush’ featuring Mohiniattam, Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
  • Performance of ‘Krishna – the Liberator’ in the ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ festival in Delhi, August.
  • Performances of ‘Mahabharat Reinterpreted… Ateet ki Parchhaiyan’ in Pune and at the India
  • International Centre, Delhi.
  • Performance at Kala Nadam Fest, Bangalore.
  • Performance at the Dance Jathre, Bangalore.
  • Performance at the Kalidas Samaroh, Ujjain.
  • Performance at the Nritya-Laya Festival’ Mumbai.
  • Performance for Intach – on Heritage and Sustainability.
  • Performance at Navratri Mahotsav.
  • Performance at the Rohini Bhate Puraskar Celebrations.
  • Conduction of the Annual Examination for Years I , II, III.
  • Lecture-demonstration & Interactive session with Parvati Dutta on Odissi and Kathak
  • Performance at ‘Nrityotsav- Uttar Parva, Sangeet Purva’, Agartala organised by Sangeet Natak Academy
  • Performance for Indian Association of Landscape Artists, Pune
  • Performance at Shende Sangeet Samaroh, Rahimatpur
  • Performance at Sri Ranganath Swamy Temple, Hyderabad.
  • Interactive session with Dance Scholar/historian/critic Ashish Khokar, in association with Maharashtra Cultural Centre, Pune.


  • Performance at the prestigious Chennai Tourism Festival of Indian Classical Dances, Mahabalipuram.
  • Performance in ‘Dinarang Smriti’- tribute to late Pt. Dinkarji Kaikini, Mumbai.
  • Performance at the Bhimsen Joshi Music Festival 2014, Hyderabad.


  • Performance at the prestigious ‘Khajuraho Festival’, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Performance at IUCAA, Pune at the `Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop’.
  • Lecture-demonstration at Corinthian Club
  • Duet Performance at ’11-12-13′, festival organised by Kirti Kala Mandir, Nashik.
  • Performance of ‘Kathak Infinite’ in Jalgaon
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jaani Re’- a Kathak choreography on the life of Kasturba Gandhi performed at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai.
  • Performance at the ‘Panchatatva Festival’, Mumbai.
  • Performance at the prestigious Swarabhaskar Mahotsav, Pune.
  • Performance at Bangalore India Bio, Bangalore.
  • Performance at Nutra India Summit, Mumbai.
  • Performance at ‘Nrityotsav’, an annual solo dance festival organised by Nalanda University, Mumbai.

2012: Silver Jubilee Year

  • Performance at the Inauguration of ‘Navratri Mahotsav’, 2012.
  • Performance at the ‘Maharshi Award’ Ceremony, 2012.
  • 1st prize at the ‘Navratri Mahotsav’ – Classical Dance Competition won by the junior students of Nadroop.
  • Performance titled ‘Mridang Sankirtan’ with Taalyogi Pt. Sureshji Talwalkar – including the compositions of Mridanga Maestro Guru
  • Performance at the Nritya Guru Pournima for Taalyogi Pt. Sureshji Talwalkar.
  • Performance at the Annual Dance Festival at Max Mueller Bhavan,Pune.
  • Performance in the festival “Viraasat” at the Omkareshwar Temple, Pune.
  • Performance at the ‘Shaniwarwada Dance Festival’ 2012, Pune.
  • ‘Nirakar-Sakar’ – Performance for the centenary celebration of SwarSaadhana Samiti, Pandharpur.
  • Performance at the prestigious ‘Kala Ghoda Festival’, Mumbai.
  • Performance at Uttar Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Jalgaon.
  • Performance at Indore titled ‘Anawarat’- tribute to late Guru Pt. Rohiniji Bhate.


  • Performance at ‘Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsava’ – tribute to the late maestro Pt. Bhimsenji Joshi titled ‘Nirakar- Sakar’.
  • 1st Prize at ‘National Harmony 2011’ by the junior students of Nadroop.
  • Performance at Kathak Mahotsav, Jaipur, tribute to late Guru Pt. Rohiniji Bhate.
  • ‘Nishabda-Bheda’ – choreography based on a French documentary ‘Le Monde du Silence’, Pune.
  • ‘Yatra Naryastu Pujyante’ – choreography based on female foeticide, performed at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Delhi.
  • Performance at ‘Navratri Mahotsav’, Pune.
  • ‘LayaSopan’- performance at Kaleidoscope Choreography festival, Pune.
  • Performance for Shivanand Sangeet Pratishthan, Dombivali.
  • Performance at Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune on International Dance Day.
  • Performance at Symbiosis Vishwa Bhavan for Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Pune.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jaani Re’- a Kathak choreography on the life of Kasturba Gandhi performed in Pune and at Mahindra United World College, Mulshi.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jaani Re’- a Kathak choreography on the life of Kasturba Gandhi for Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Delhi.
  • ‘Bhajan Trayee’ – performance on bhajans by SwaraBhaskara Lt. Pt. Bhimsenji Joshi as a tribute to the legendary singer at the inauguration of Bhimsen Joshi KalaDalan, Pune.


  • Performance for Lokmanya Charitable Trust
  • Performance at ‘Vasantotsav’ on music compositions by Trilokji Gurtu
  • ‘Rhythm Collage – Celebration’, Pune.
  • Performance on International Women’s Day, Pune
  • Performance on International Dance Day, Nasik dedicated to late Bireshwarji Gautam.
  • Duet by students at the prestigious Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
  • Performance at ‘Kalashram’-Mumbai.
  • Performance at ‘Kaivalyadham’, Lonavla
  • ‘Parinati’- performance concluding the ‘Arghya’ series, dedicated to Kathak doyen Guru Rohini Bhate.
  • Hosted ‘Pt. Durgalal Festival’ in association with ‘Samved’, Mumbai at Pune featuring a performance by students of Nadroop , a solo presentation by Umaji Dogra and the screening of the film ‘Nirvana through dance-Pt. Durgalal’
  • Performance at the Gurupournima of Pt. Ramdas Palsule.
  • ‘Peed Parayi Jaani Re’- a Kathak choreography on the life of Kasturba Gandhi for Gandhi National Memorial Society and Gandhi Bhavan.
  • Performance on poems of German poet Goethe for Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune.
  • Performance at ‘Ananya Festival’ at the Purana Qila, Delhi.


  • Performance at the 61st anniversary celebration of noted classical vocalist Smt. Veena Sahastrabuddhe.
  • ‘Arghya’ – performance at Kathak Mahotsava dedicated to Guru Pt. Rohini ji Bhate, organised by Kathak Kendra, Delhi.
  • Series of performances titled ‘Arghya’ at Pune, Nasik, Kolhapur Goa, Belgaum. ,Mumbai
  • Performance on invitation at Aurangabad.
  • Performance on invitation for the festival ‘Barkha’ at Bhopal.


  • Performance at the Bal Gandharva Mahotsava, Jalgaon.
  • Participation in Pt. Suresh ji Talwalkar’s production ‘Taal Yatra’, Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Performance on invitation at MSSI, Pune.
  • Duet by students at the prestigious Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
  • Performance on invitation at YMCA, Pune.
  • Nishabda-Bheda, Mumbai.


  • Choreography named Unity in Diversity for CCERT scholars.
  • Samagra Roopak – Dwidal.
  • Unity in Diversity under the auspices of NDA, Pune.
  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students.
  • Kathak Mahotsava, organised by Kathak Kendra Dehli in Pune.
  • Aundh Mahotsava, Aundh.


  • A choreographic presentation called ‘Unity in Diversity’ at ‘Kala Ghoda Festival’, Mumbai.
  • Unity in Diversity under the auspices of IIID, Mumbai chapter, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • A group performance at ‘Goa Kala Academy’, September.
  • A group performance at YMCA, Pune, October.
  • A choreographic presentation ‘Nishabda-Bheda’ as a tribute to Oscar winning French documentary ‘Le Monde du Silence’.
  • A group performance at Vishrantwadi, Pune.


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students.
  • Participated in ‘Kala Ghoda Festival’, Mumbai, and February.
  • Participated in ‘Kalka-Bindadeen Mahotsava’ organised by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
  • ‘Nad-Bindu’ – a production based on paintings of internationally renowned artist S.H. Raza, February and April.
  • Performance in collaboration with Terrence Lewis dance company – a joint venture – Kathak and Contemporary dance – Kerela.
  • Participation in ‘Taal Maalaa’ – production by Pt. Sureshji Talwalkar, Pune.
  • Participation in ‘Taalyatra’ – production by Pt. Sureshji Talwalkar, Pune.
  • Performed in the Pune Festival.


  • Choreographic presentation named ‘Layamantra Udghosh’, Latur.
  • A duet presentation named ‘Samvad’, based on dialogue between two dancers in terms of rhythm, design, concept, expression and spirit.
  • A musical presentation based on ‘Raga Kedar’ where rhythmic phrases were sung, revival of traditional presentation.


  • Reflections: A presentation of traditional Kathak in which the concept is to explore the various ‘reflections’. On a physical plane it may be the reflection of the mirror, or water, the echo of sound.
  • The Annual Programme of Nadroop was held where the students performed in three separate categories based on their level of proficiency. The finale of the evening was a performance by Smt. Shama Bhate.


  • Rhythm Collage: Encounter, under the auspices of Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
  • Rhythm Collage: A collaborative work with Jazz musicians led by Helmut Schonleitner of AKKU, Austria.
  • French Poems: Kathak in subjective interpretation of a selective set of Baudelaire’s poems.

2001 - 2002

  • Rhythm Collage tour of Maharashtra.
  • Lecture-demonstration by Smt. Yogini Gandhi, Pune.
  • Workshop and programme of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Kelucharan Mohapatra in collaboration with Kalanidhi and Lalit Kala Kendra (Pune). (This was the first time the Odissi maestro performed in Pune).
  • Lecture-Demonstration by Smt. Maneesha Sathe, Pune.
  • Late Pt. Lachchu Maharaj Smriti Mahotsava in collaboration with South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (A two day Kathak Dance Festival).


  • Krishnagaan: A choreography touching on those incidents in Lord Krishna’s life that creates within the viewers a mood of well being and a realization of God’s divinity.
  • Hori ke Rang: Different moods of Krishna-Radha, the Gopas and the Gopis of Brij during the popular festival of Holi, set to a variety of traditional Bandishes.
  • At the Threshold: under the auspices of Kalashram, New Delhi.

2000 - 2001

  • Organised a number of lecture-demonstrations by various dancers of repute with a view to spread and popularize Kathak, such as Smt. Damayanti Joshi (Mumbai), Smt. Prabha Marathe (Pune), Smt. Madhurita Sarang (Mumbai), Smt Uma Dogra (Mumbai), Shri. Bireshwar Gautam (Mumbai) and Shri Hemant Panwar (Mumbai).
  • Oraganised and conducted a seminar on Kathak Dance in association with Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune University, at Pune in April 2001. The speakers were Smt. Rohini Bhate, Smt. Prabha Marathe, Smt. Maya Rao, Smt. Madhurita Sarang and Smt. Uma Dogra.
  • Annual Programme by the students of Nadroop in June 2001.

1999 - 2000

  • ‘Adishakti Bhagawati’ and ‘Durga Durgati Nashini’ – choreographed pieces in praise of Goddess Durga for the Navratri Festival. The music was inspired by the South Indian rhythm. the Yakshagaan and the Yavanika, traditionally used in the South was very innovatively used and combined with traditional Kathak. A total of 25 girls performed.


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Perspective, Durgam Trinetram Bhaje –concert by Nadroop ’s junior students


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students and Tabla solo by Pt. Suresh Talwalkar.

1995 - 1996

  • Shanmasik Nadroop Samaroha – Six Programmes in six months:-
  • Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar – Vocal
  • Shri. Raja Kale (Vocal) and Pt. C.R. Vyas (Vocal)
  • Students of Smt. Shama Bhate (Kathak) and Smt. Ashwini Bhide (Vocal)
  • Ust. Shahid Pervez (Sitar) and Shri Sanjeev Abhyankar (Vocal)
  • Pt. Jasraj (Vocal)
  • Late Pt. Shanta Prasadji Smriti Samaroha (a three day programme of music)
  • Pt. Kumarlal
  • Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki (Vocal)
  • Ust. Shahid Pervez (Sitar)
  • Kathak recital by Shri. Deepak Maharaj


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Smt. Arti Ankalikar (Vocal) and Pt. Birju Maharaj (Kathak) with Ust. Zakir Hussain (Tabla)


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – students of Smt. Shama Bhate (Kathak)
  • Pt. Bhimsen Joshi (Vocal).
  • Pt. Shanta Prasadji’s workshop and felicitation  (Kathak) with Ust. Zakir Hussain (Tabla) 
  • Shri. Sudhir Phadke (Sitar)
  • Felicitation by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
  • Pt. Shanta Prasad (Tabla Solo)
  • Workshop by Pt. Birju Maharaj.
  • Nadroop’s programme for junior students: Kathak by students and Santoor recital by Shri. Satish Vyas.


  • Workshop and felicitation of Ust. Allarakha :
  • Felicitation by Smt. Jyotsna Bhole and Kathak recital by Smt. Shama Bhate
  • Pt. Achchan Maharaj Birth Ceremony Programme – A two day programme by Kathak Kendra, Delhi, Nadroop and Nandakishore Cultural Society, Pune.
  • Lecture-demonstration by Smt. Sunayana Hajarilal.


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students
  • Smt. Veena Sahastrabuddhe – Vocal


  • Nadroop Annual Programme: Kathak by students and by students of Smt. Pranati Pratap, Tabla Solo by Shri. Shantilal Shah and Vocal recital by Shri. Vijay Koparkar.


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students
  • Shri. Jaydeep Ghosh – Sarod
  • Smt. Shama Bhate – Kathak
  • Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki – Vocal


  • Nadroop Annual Programme – Kathak by students and vocal recital by Pt. K.G.


  • Nadroop Annual Programme: Kathak by students, vocal recital by Smt. Arti Ankalikar and Kathak recital by Smt. Yogini Gandhi.