Sudeshna Maulik will be performing a solo titled “Human 9,” and a duet with Anjali Patil titled “Reflection” on Saturday, September 22nd.
“Human 9″ expresses the 9 human emotions (navarasa) in this powerful new solo Kathak work.
In “Reflection,” Anjali and Sudeshna bring to life the traditional elements of Lucknow Gharana Kathak. The 16-beat rhythm cycle (taal) offers endless dance challenges for a scintillating duet, highlighting new movements, synchronization and artistic synergy.
Sudeshna, a Kathak practitioner, is a most promising Indian Classical dancer. Based in Canada, she maintains an active performing career that spans throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Endowed with an electrifying presence & total involvement in dance, her performances always speak of a rare intensity & authority. She brings in her dance mastery in Kathak technique that stems from years of training under Pt Chitresh Das. Sudeshna also trained at Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi and later at Kathak Kendra, New Delhi under the guidance of Kathak legend Padmabhibhushan Birju Maharaj. Over the past few years she has been a part of Kadamb’s performing unit (Padmashri Kumidini Lakhia’s Dance Company).
Having imbibed from her teachers the best of different traditions, she developed a style distinctly her own and has taken part in numerous productions throughout India and abroad, sponsored by the I.C.C.R., I.T.D.C, and International Dance Companies. Sudeshna is a graded artist in Delhi Doordarshan (National Telivision of India) and has performed at the Central Production Centre (C.P.C) in ballets choreographed by Guru Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji, Kumudini lakhia and Aditi Mangal Das.
Sudeshna has also performed in Russia, China, Taiwan, the United States, and all over Europe, and has taught workshops and lecture-demonstrations worldwide. She has partnered with prestigious producers like Mai, Gesu, Maison de la culture, Studio 303, Access Asie, Kalanidhi Arts Foundation, Raagmala, Masala mehendi Masti,Kathak Mahotsav, Sampradaya Dance Academy, Usha Kala, Niketan, Dancing on the edge, Folklorama, Festival Du monde, Halifax multicultural fest and numerous other arts and community organisations. She joined in partnership with Silken Dance to launch the first edition of the Quebasie Festival in Montreal in October 2009 (An Asian dance festival lasting three days).
Sudeshna integrates her passion and dedication for Kathak by developing specific projects by which she can incorporate her strong creative urge of self – exploration through her dance vocabulary. This evolution based on her dedication and supreme passion for Kathak, is transcending her art into yet another dimension, a dimension materialized through various project in Canada and abroad.
Visit Sudeshna’s website here: http://www.sudeshnakathak.com/