As you are aware that SPIC MACAY has been earnestly striving to bring country's finest art forms to the students of the country, In the same endeavor, we are pleased to inform you that SPIC MACAY Dehradun will be getting Gauri Diwakar ji, one of the leading Kathak exponents in India, to perform and teach the students of Dehradun.
Gauri Diwakar is a renowned Kathak dancer whose command over the art has won scores of admirers across the globe. Gauri’s journey started from Jamshedpur where she learned Kathak by Ms Sumita Chowdhary and received Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.
She was also trained by Legendry Guru Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj and Shri Jai Kishan Maharaj at the national capital's Kathak Kendra. After graduating with distinction from Kathak Kendra, Gauri further perfected her skills under renowned exponent of Kathak, Ms Aditi Mangaldas. Currently, Gauri is a senior member of the dance repertory of Drishtikon Dance Foundation, led by Ms. Aditi Mangaldas.
She has performed across the globe a number of times including various national and international dance festivals. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious 'Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar. She was also awarded with Sringar Mani award in 2002.
An 'A' Grade artist with the national broadcaster Doordarshan, she is credited with a number of noted solo performances. She is also an empaneled artist with Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Gauri is also passing on her skills by training young students and thus helping to keep the age-old tradition alive.
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