Pt Birju Maharaj Live in Concert

Sat 7 September 2019
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Cost
$79 VIP, $69 general admission
09/07/2019 6:00pm 09/07/2019 10:00pm Pt Birju Maharaj Live in Concert Presented by Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance, see Pt Birju Maharaj, a world renowned Kathak maestro, for the first time in Melbourne. If Kathak dance was Opera then Pt Birju Maharaj would be Pavarotti! Kathak is a north Indian classical style and arguably the most popular classical style of dance in India today. Known for its storytelling, this dance style showcases graceful movements, fast footwork and scintillating pirouettes. Pt Birju Maharaj has been honoured with some of the highest national awards such as Padmavibhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Kalidas Samman, Nritya Vilas, Adharshila Shikhar Samman among others. As well as being a superb dancer, he is also an excellent musician and one of the best choreographers in the country today. His choreographic works for famous Bollywood movies such as Shatranj ki Khiladi, Devdas, Dedh Ishqiya and Baji Rao Mastani have made him a household name across the globe. Accompanying Pt Birju Maharaj is his senior disciple Vidushi Saswati Sen and his team of talented musicians from India. The program will also feature Kathak performances by the students of the Ghungroo School. For more details on this and other workshops and performances in Australia, please visit www.ghungroo.com.au or the Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance Facebook page.  Show start: 6pm Interval: 7.30pm Show finish: 10pm , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Presented by Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance, see Pt Birju Maharaj, a world renowned Kathak maestro, for the first time in Melbourne. If Kathak dance was Opera then Pt Birju Maharaj would be Pavarotti!

Kathak is a north Indian classical style and arguably the most popular classical style of dance in India today. Known for its storytelling, this dance style showcases graceful movements, fast footwork and scintillating pirouettes.

Pt Birju Maharaj has been honoured with some of the highest national awards such as Padmavibhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Kalidas Samman, Nritya Vilas, Adharshila Shikhar Samman among others. As well as being a superb dancer, he is also an excellent musician and one of the best choreographers in the country today. His choreographic works for famous Bollywood movies such as Shatranj ki Khiladi, Devdas, Dedh Ishqiya and Baji Rao Mastani have made him a household name across the globe.

Accompanying Pt Birju Maharaj is his senior disciple Vidushi Saswati Sen and his team of talented musicians from India. The program will also feature Kathak performances by the students of the Ghungroo School.

For more details on this and other workshops and performances in Australia, please visit www.ghungroo.com.au or the Ghungroo School of Kathak Dance Facebook page. 

Show start: 6pm
Interval: 7.30pm
Show finish: 10pm

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Hawthorn Arts Centre
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Music
Performance