Date(s) - 29/02/2016
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
DANCE: Contemporary Kathak by NADAM
6:30 pm | 29th of February | Alliance Française auditorium
Presented by Ashish Khokar’s ATTENDANCE in collaboration with Alliance française de Bangalore and Bangalore School of Music.
An encounter between the East and the West.
NADAM-an acronym for “Narthan Academy of Dance and Music”, was founded in the year 1997 by Nandini K Mehta & K Murali Mohan-established Kathak exponents. The academy imparts training in the fields of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and Classical Music to aspiring students. The students are given intensive training to become professional dancers. Apart from training, the company has its own performing unit specializing in Classical and different Folk- forms of India. The academy also strives to showcase India’s Classical Dance & Music Forms and helps preserve them as living traditions. Our annual music & dance showcase, Kala-Nadam, is one of the leading events on Bangalore’s Cultural Calendar, featuring amazing national & international talent since 16 years consecutively.
The Nadam ensemble has performed extensively in many prestigious festivals in India, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland and the Middle-East.
Nadam aspires to start a Gurukula in the rural parts of Bangalore to promote, nurture and preserve the Classical Art Forms for posterity. The Gurukula is chiefly to provide space for artists to live, rehearse and showcase and share their talent.