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Awantika Dubey

Hindustani classical vocalist, Kathak dancer, Folk singer, Folk dancer

Awantika Dubey
   Biography
Born in the world famous city of temples where music is represented through the stone sculptures known as Khajuraho, Awantika Dubey has been serving music from an early age of four years. She received her initial training in Bundeli from her father Dr. Ashok Dubey. Later on she was able to focus more intensely on various aspects of classical form of music under the able guidance of Guru Shri Gyanesh Zadiya & Smt Asha Khare. Her skills were polished time to time from different gurus. 

Awantika got her training of theater under Late Sushri Vibha Mishra. Nourishing a keen interest in Kathak dance she became disciple of the renowned Kathak Dancer Pt. Ram Mohan Maharaj (Kathak maestro), who molded her into a fine classical kathak dancer as well as installed a sense of strong discipline and motivated her to be a perfectionist in dance as well as in singing. She has excellent foot-work and very taste fully poised abhinay (Bhav). She is one of those rare artists who are equally adept in presenting fabulous performances in both singing and dancing. 

Awantika Dubey combines the strength of tradition and spirituality with a versatile virtuosity a combination that gives her dancing and singing an unusual and attractive appeal. A slim winsome stage personality Awantika Dubey has been endowed by nature liberally. Awantika is a regular artist of All India Radio (AIR) Chhatarpur. She has been the recipient of several awards & honors including fellowships awarded by CCRT govt. of India. Awantika had also taken part in the famous 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival Taiwan (Taipei).

Awantika as a folk singer 
Awantika Dubey is a born artist she start singing from a very early age of two & half years. Her father trained her in the traditional art form Bundeli. Awantika is trained under the able guidance of Shri Gyanesh Zadiya who teaches her various aspects of classical, light & folk music. Awantika also got an opportunity to learn folk music from the King of Folk music Shri Deshraj Pateria. She also got blessings of Smt Urmila Pandey & Smt Lakshmi Tripathi.

Awantika is groomed finely by the knowledge of all the above folk Gurus. Awantika's father has tremendous knowledge of Bundeli art form, which he fed to her. In her young age, she always liked to collect the traditional songs in rural area.

Awantika is the winner for continuous 8 years in Bundeli Utsav Basari. She performs in ‘Bharat Parva’ by Swaraj Sansthan, Bhopal. She also performed folk music internationally for International Folk art festival Taiwan. She respects her Bundeli art form a lot and tries to preserve the melodies and songs by making their notations.

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Baithaki Kathak
Baithaki Kathak
Teaching Bundeli Folk
Teaching Bundeli Folk
Baithaki Kathak
Baithaki Kathak
Bundeli Folk Music
Bundeli Folk Music
Bundeli Folk Music
Bundeli Folk Music
Kathak Recital
Kathak Recital
Kathak Recital
Kathak Recital
Kathak Recital At Taiwan
Kathak Recital At Taiwan
   Career
Awantika Dubey started to perform in her very early age. She has done much choreography in her small age. She did her international debut in Kathak dance in early age of 14 years, in 51st Asia Pacific film festival Taiwan. She also performed in Taiwan–India Festival by IMC Taiwan in year 2005/10. She went with her troupe to Japan in early age and has done choreography with traditional Japanese Dance Bugaku in Tokyo. Japan. Awantika was a part of Japan India friendship year 2007.
 
Awantika is one of those rare artists who are equally adept in presenting fabulous performances in both singing and dancing. Her Kathak performance includes the traditional style of performing ‘Baithaki’ where she performs by both singing and dancing at same time.

Awantika has also done much choreography on Bollywood music. She was the judge for 'The Goldeous Dance competition Taiwan'

Presently, she is running an institute where she trains many young national & international dancers. 

Listed below are some of her national and international performances:

In India:

Some of the major performances in India 

Indian Classical Dance & Music Festival Khajuraho -2014
Deendayal Reasearch Institute Chitrakoot-2014
‘Nari’ The Cultural Evening, Shilgram Khajuraho-2014
The Taiwan Economic & Cultural Center (Embassy of Taiwan) New-Delhi 2014
‘Bharat Parva’ Swaraj Sansthan Sanchalnalaya, Bhopal (2009-12).
‘Shilpgram Mahotsav’ organized South central zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (2011-14)
‘Duniya jo Hamne Banai’ Doordarshn Kendra Bhopal.
‘Don Quickzote Drama’ Bharat Bhawan Bhopal.
‘Virasat Mahotsav’ Cultural ministry of Madhya Pradesh in (2006-07)
‘Shivratri Mahotsav’ Khajuraho ( 2006-2012)
‘Bundeli Utsav’ Bundeli Vikas Sansthan Basari ( 1998-2006)
‘Jashnebachpan’ National School of Drama New-Delhi (2001)
‘Orccha Mahotsav’ Cultural division of orccha & Intach Heritage Educational and communication service (2002)
‘World tourism day’ Khajuraho ( 2004)
Association of Petroleum Geologists conference (AAPG,USA) held at Khajuraho (2004)
‘Music Festival-Khajuraho Millenium’ (2000)
Tourist Guide Federation of India, Khajuraho (2003)

Performances abroad :

‘Indian Music and Dance festival’ Taipei Indian Music & Culture Organization IMC 2005-2014.
Dream community Culture & Education Develop foundation Taipei Taiwan ( 2010-14).
Direction of Drama ‘The Taj Mahal’ 2014 Taiwan.
51st Asia Pacific Film Festival, Taipei Taiwan.
The Glass art Festival Hsin-Chu Taiwan 2014. 
Judged The Goldeous Dance Competition, The Lily Group Taiwan 2012.
The Japan India Friendship Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2007.
The Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall Japan Kawasaki 2007.
International festival dances organized by Cultural ministry of Kinmen 2005/11.
Music Director of drama ‘Peace Elephant’ for Dream community Culture & Education Develop foundation Taipei Taiwan (2011).
‘The Dream parade’ Taipei Taiwan 2011.
‘International Folk art festival’ Organized by Cutural ministry of Pintung, Kaoshong Taiwan 2011.
The dream mall, Kaoshong, Taiwan 2011.
The Chinese art and culture development foundation Taiwan 2012. 
National Taipei Technology university Taipei 2005, 2006.
National centre for traditional arts Hsinchu Taiwan 2005.

Awantika Dubey is a popular Guru too. She teaches in various dance institutes like :
The Hope town Girls School-Dehradun
Govt. Mahila College–Lucknow
Deendayal Research Institute – Chitrakoot 
Dream community Culture & Education Develop foundation-Taiwan 
Dance & Music Direction of Drama ‘The Peace elephant’ Taiwan
Shilp Gram Khajuraho (South Central cultural Zone Nagpur)  
Sacred Heart Convent High School Khajuraho
Nrityanjali Cutural Center–Khajuraho 
Government Girls College, Chhatarpur 
Awantika Art & Cultural Society, Khajuraho

Direction of drama 'Macchar Ki Kahani' - children's play at Shilpgram in Khajuraho - 2004.
   Programs

Awantika Dubey presents Bundeli folk music

Awantika Dubey respects her Bundeli art form a lot. She learnt folk music from the King of Folk music Shri Deshraj Pateria. She also got blessings of Smt. Urmila Pandey & Smt Lakshmi Tripathi.

Awantika Dubey presents Badhaiya, a ceremonial dance - Bundeli folk

Badhaiya is a ceremonial dance - Bundeli folk. It is performed on child birth, marriages or any other child social get together to celebrate happiness and joy. The collective moments of dancers show the unique expressions of their faces. With rhythm and movements, Awantika Dubey and her troupe greet for the occasion.

Awantika Dubey presents Baithaki Kathak program

Awantika is one of those rare artists who are equally adept in presenting fabulous performances in both singing and dancing. Her Kathak performance includes the traditional style of performing 'Baithaki', where she performs by both singing and dancing at same time.

Awantika Dubey presents Kathak performance

Awantika Dubey started to perform in her very early age. She has done much choreography in her small age. She did her international debut in Kathak dance in early age of 14 years, in 51st Asia Pacific film festival Taiwan. She also performed in Taiwan–India Festival by IMC Taiwan

Awantika Dubey presents Lala Hardol ki kahani

Awantika Dubey respects her Bundeli art form a lot. She performs very special geet natika on the hero of Bundelkhand ‘Lala hardaul’ where she emerge various varieties of Bundeli music in one form. Awantika learnt folk music from the King of Folk music Shri Deshraj Pateria. She also got blessings of Smt Urmila Pandey & Smt Lakshmi Tripathi.
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