Festival of Colors

by Chhandayan Programming
Festival of Colors This is an in-person event
Sat, 27 March 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM (EDT)
Event past
Organizer Chhandayan Programming
This Baithak Concert will be presented by the Virginia chapter of Chhandayan. It will feature a tabla solo by Shrinath Iyer and a Kathak dance recital by Shubhra Sinha. Both performers are from Virginia. Shrinath Iyer is a student of Debu Nayak and Samir Chatterjee. He will be presenting his solo in Tintaal, a cycle of 16 beats. 

Shubhra Sinha is an exponent of the Indian Classical Dance form - Kathak. With over 30 years of training from some of India's foremost Gurus she has performed extensively in India, UK and the USA. Shubhra started her Kathak training from her mother, the internationally renowned and awarded musicologist, Smt. Manjari Sinha. She then pursued Kathak for the next 10 years under Smt. Kapila Raj (sister-in-law of the legendary Pt. Lacchu Maharaj) at Kathak Kendra Lucknow, followed by 2 years under Guru Munna Lal Shukla at Kathak Kendra Delhi, and then for the past 20 years under Smt. Anuradha Nag, a senior disciple of Pt. Birju Maharajji. She has also participated in many Kathak workshops by Birju Maharaj & Smt. Saswati Sen, Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, and Shri. Vishal Krishna. Shubhra has presented lecture-demonstrations about Kathak at multiple forums in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shubhra is also a trained in Indian Classical vocal music with a Vishaarad diploma from the Bhatkhande College of Music, and comes from a family of educationalists and artists, having learnt many Indian Classical art forms initially from her mother.