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Workshop of Kathak Dance conducted at IMFA

JAMMU: Noted Kathak maestro Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj and his son Pt. Tribhuwan Maharaj along with Maharaj's disciples conducted one day Kathak Workshop today with the students and staff of the Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA), University of Jammu Institute at the Institute premises.

The students of Music Department were benefit of the demonstrated tips of the intricacies of Kathak with the emphasis on the Mudras, expressiveness, Rasas and dramatization.

Earlier Prof. Satnam Kour formally welcomed Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj and Pt. Tribhuwan Maharaj and presented flower bouquets. The Kathak experts were felicitated by presenting shawls during the workshop.

Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj is the son and disciple of Pt. Briju Maharaj, a world class Kathak master and belongs to Kalka- Bindadin Kathak Gharana of Lucknow Gharana.

He has performed solo performances of Kathak across the world. He has given a number of performances under his Guru Pt. Briju Maharaj.

He has given Dance Direction in films also. Yash Chopra's Hindi feature film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai' is one among them.

He is the recipient of Business and Entertainment Award, Bharat Icon Award, Gaurav Award, Mexican Youth Award etc. Presently he is working as a Senior Guru at Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and pertaining training to the students of Kathak.

An interaction session was conducted after the demonstration during the workshop. The students and faculty members interacted with the Kathak Maestro Jai Kishan Maharaj and Tribhuwan Maharaj.

Dr. Priya Dutta, HoD Kathak Department coordinated the event. She also extended the vote of thanks.

Kathak exponents will give a performance on 24th October, 2019 at Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu at 3.00 Pm as a part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of University of Jammu.

The performances would be a feast to the art lovers of Jammu.

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