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Alokparna Guha

Kathak dancer, choreographer

Alokparna Guha
   Biography
Alokparna is an accepted young performer in the region of Kathak Dance. She started her training at the tender age of five. After her initial training from Sri. Pradipta Neogi, she has gone through the long rigorous ‘riyaz’ under the tutelage of the Kathak exponent Dr. Malabika Mitra. She has imbibed within herself gatherd  essence of two prominent gharanas of Kathak-‘Jaipur’ and ‘Lucknow’. The vigor of Jaipur and the soft delicacy of Lucknow are immaculately blended in her performance.
Alokparna is a senior Diploma holder from Prayag Sangeet Siksha Samity(Allahabad). She has got the Gold Medal from the Society of Rabindra Bharati University. Calcutta Television is also an arena of her occasional performances. Connoisseurs have wholeheartedly praised her performances in both home and abroad.

Besides her expertise in dance, she has also excelled in academics by obtaining a master degree in English literature. However, she has infused all her academics education for her mission of performing and spreading Kathak Dance.

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Alokparna Guha
Alokparna Guha
Alokparna kathk dancer.
Alokparna kathk dancer.
Alokparna presenting meera bhajan.
Alokparna presenting meera bhajan.
Alokparna showing Srungar rasa.
Alokparna showing Srungar rasa.
Alokparna Kathak Dancer.
Alokparna Kathak Dancer.
Alokparna presenting that.
Alokparna presenting that.
Alokparna Kathak Dancer performing in Program.
Alokparna Kathak Dancer performing in Program.
   Career
Bharati University. Calcutta Television is also an arena of her occasional performances. Connoisseurs have wholeheartedly praised her performances in both home and abroad. Some of the major conferences where she has given her performances are-
*  Bhubaneshwar Music Circle.
*  Kathak Utsav by Delhi Kathak Kendra.
*  Concert by Kalaprakash,Benaras.
*  Haldia Music Circle.
*  Annual Concert of Prayaag Sangeet Samity Allahabad.
*  Serampur Sangeet Samaj.
*  Nikhil Banerjee Memorial Music Conference.
*  Keramatullah Khan Music Conference.
*  Saptasur Music Conference.
*  Konark Dance Festival.
*  10th Rastriya Kala Mela by Lalit Kala Academy.
*  Concert arranged by I.C.C.R. & Birla Academy of Art & Culture.
*  Uday Shankar Dance Festival.
*  Swarn Nritya Prtibha Festival by Sangeet Natak Academy.
*  Annual connference of Payaag Sangeet Samity.
*  World Dance Day of Patna Sangeet Natak Academy.
*  Lecture Performance series if IRCEN.
*  Guru Purnima Fest in Patna.
And many others.

Alokparna has received high applause in many Festivals and Concerts outside India. Some of them are-
*  Concert in Canden Centre,London,U.K.
*  Concert  by South Asian Cultural Society, Essex.
*  Overseas Women Association, Buckinghampshire.
*  Leicester Probashi, Leicester.
*  Festival of South Asian Music and Dance, Birmingham.
*  Harbourfront Centre,Toronto,Canada.
*  Cpncert by Indian Classical Music and Dance Society,Winnipeg,Canada.
*  Sarathi Classical Dance Group,Toronto.
*  Srutilaya Music and Dance Academy, Toronto.
*  Festival De Dansa, Barcelona, Spain.
And many more.

Her many-facet activities in the field of Kathak includes-
Giving solo Kathak dance recitals both nationally and internationally.
Teaching Kathak, conducting workshops and lecture demonstrations - classes on both technical and  expressional aspects of Kathak. She is involved in chorographical work with many dance groups.
You tube links are:
1)   Madhusudan by Pushpak on 9th May 2010: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmkQtY6_Fe8
2)   Matri Vandana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB6utb7Owyg
3)   Drut Teentaal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjyBOmKfOZc
4)   Paran in Drut Laya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcscKl5LD0
5)   Footwork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVFUNvKszf4
6)   Chakkar:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VPckaBUBbw
7)   Tishra Jati: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koDj8Co3V90
8)   Taal n Footwork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxOHAcO1F1g

'PUSHPAK'- An Academy of dance is Alokparna's brainchild. This institution involves beginners to senior students who are already performers. Affiliated to Pracheen Kala Kendra, it has a branch in Toronto, Canada.

The institution not only  presents its annual concerts  in renowned auditoriums in Kolkata, it also has its production team which is superbly presenting itself in concerts and festivals. Among many,  some noteworthy   presentation of 'PUSPAK' was in :

*  Uday Shankar Dance Festival
*  Bangladesh Utsav
*  Orissa Festival
*  Bharatiya Sanskriti  Samsad
*  Birth Centenary of Mother  Teresa
*  Festival by Youth Guild
*  Russian Embassy
*  150th birth Centenary Celebration of Tagore Organized by West Bengal Dance Group Federation & W.B. Government and many others.

PUSPAK was highly acclaimed by spectators for its productions like:
'Four Seasons'
'Ashare Shrabone'
'Rupashi Bangla'
'Ritubichitra'
'Kathak Anek Rang' etc.


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Alokparna conducts workshops and lecture demonstrations of kathak .

Teaching Kathak-Conducting workshops and lecture demonstrations-Classes on both technical and expressional aspects of Kathak. She is involved in chorographical work with many dance groups.

Alokparna Guha presents kathak dance program

Alokparna has received high applause in many festivals and concerts outside India. The vigor of Jaipur and the soft delicacy of Lucknow are immaculately blended in her performance. Calcutta Television is also an arena of her occasional performances. Connoisseurs have wholeheartedly praised her performances in both home and abroad.
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