Kathak dance institute of Guru Shovana Narayan Presents its Annual festival “LalitArpan Festival 2013”. For over 11 years, with the year 2013 being its 12th year, Asavari (Kathak dance institution) have been holding the annual LalitArpan Festival, a festival that had been started by late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan (table maestro) and Guru Shovana Narayan, featuring the torchbearers of the classical music and dance traditions. This year too, the Festival will be held on 17th and 18th September 2013 at the Stein Auditorium of the India Habitat Centre at 7.00pm. The artistes being featured this year are as follows:
17th Sept: Pt Shrinivas Joshi from Pune (son & disciple of late Pt Bhimsen Joshi); Hindustani vocal Deepak Maharaj (son & disciple of Pt Birju Maharaj).Both the artistes on the 17th of September have made their niche in their respective styles of art. Shrinivas Joshi is a worthy son of his father, upholding the tradition of Kirana gharana. He has been acclaimed by critics as an 'original vocalist with an original voice' and 'an artiste in his own league' with a rich portrayal of emotions. Deepak Maharaj is a torchbearer of the illustrious Kalka-Bindadin Gharana Kathak tradition.
18th Sept: Dr. Kumud Diwan from Thumri (Benaras) and Vyjayanthi Kashi from Bangalore (Kuchipudi). Both the artistes on the 18th of September are very senior artistes who have made their niche in their respective styles of art.
Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, IHC
Gate # 3 Lodhi Road, India Habitat Centre, Delhi