Lucinda Al-Zoghbi and Katie Ryan

London's Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Presents: Pratap Pawar Triveni Dance Company and Neesha Radia

Credit: Rafael Bastos

Earlier this month,  kathakars were treated to a weekend of classical recitals at the Bhavan Centre in West Kensington.  From Guru to disciple, Pulse goes beyond the performance aesthetics to uncover what is at the heart of these artistic offerings.    

Hailed as “India’s divine dancer” and “the Global Guru of kathak”, Pratap Pawar is one of those must-see artists for all budding kathakars.  I’d read all about Pawar’s life achievements but to see him perform in the flesh? Well, I jumped at the chance.  The opportunity arose when he gave a double-bill performance at London’s Bhavan Centre on Saturday 3 December.

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