With picturesque postures and a variety of hastakas in her traditional compositions, Pt. Maneesha Sathe mesmerizes audiences with the technical aspect of Kathak.
Whether on stage or off it, I am constantly aware that what I am today is due to the love and appreciation of my audiences. – Guru Maneesha Sathe. This is the awareness that drives each and every one of her performances. Knowing that most of the masses shy away
कथा कहे सो कथक कहलावे (Katha kahe so Kathak Kahalave) – one who narrates a story is known as Kathak. The very origin of Kathak comes from the art of storytelling. This is why ‘Abhinay’, expressions or ‘Nritya’, form an elemental part of Kathak. Mythological episodes, with a focus on
Kathak is the only Indian classical dance form in which, with the background accompaniment of Hindustani music, a Taal (rhythmic cycle of beats) is performed on stage and showcased through compositions of Thaat, Aamad, Tode, Paran and Tatkaar. This, along many other Tabla and Pakhawaj based compositions, forms the technical
Being a dance style primarily focusing on solo performance, Kathak has evolved with the changing times. Choreography has become an important aspect of Kathak since the past few years. Pta. Maneesha Sathe has explored various aspects of choreography in Kathak, keeping in mind the views of the ever-evolving audiences. Right
Founded in 1975 by Guru Maneesha Sathe, Maneesha Nrityalay (मनीषा नृत्यालय) is a one of the leading Kathak institutes in Pune. Performing arts were learnt through Guru-Shishya (गुरु – शिष्य) parampara for several centuries in India. The disciple would actually stay at the Guru’s home for many years, practicing and...Read more
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Here you get to catch the upcoming events where Pta. Maneesha Sathe would be performing
It’s that time of the year again! Maneesha Nrityalay is back with its 44th Annual Show. Over 200 students will be dancing together, performing various traditional Kathak choreographies . Date – 21st December 2017 Time – 5.30 p.m. at Venue – Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha
Article by Pta. Maneesha Sathe in Loksatta, Pune – published on 22nd Sept 2017