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Vision & Direction

 

The vision and direction to the Kendra’s Repertory is provided by its Director, Shobha Deepak Singh who has conceptualized, designed, directed and produced more than thirty dance dramas for the Kendra. Since childhood, she got initiated in the Kendra’s production work and grew up amongst the artists, sets, costumes, jewelleries and the exciting creative impulses of the stage, green room and rehearsal halls.

 

Having trained in Kathak under the tutelage of Birju Maharaj and in classical music under Amjad Ali Khan and Biswajeet RoyChowdhary, and armed with a degree in Bachelor of Performing Arts, Shobha later became a disciple of the doyen of Indian Theatre Mr. Ebrahim Alkazi. Between 1992-96, she was trained in direction and production of plays, light designing, set designing, acting and script writing at Alakazi’s ‘Living Theatre’ who played a huge role in honing her directorial capability. It was this training in theatre production and stagecraft which made it possible for her to come up with an array of outstanding productions.

 

She has successfully directed the annual productions of ‘Shri Ram’ and ‘Shri Krishna’ the two flagship productions of the Kendra, for over three decades.

 

Some of her other notable directorial works are: Konark (1978), Khajuraho (1980), Karna (1984), Parikrama (1994) and Meera (1995) Dance of Shiva (2003), Shree Durga (2007), Kamayani (2011) and Kumar Sambhava (2012).

 

Shobha Deepak Singh has also nurtured and guided a number of young choreographers and artists in the field of contemporary dance drama in India.

 

In 1999, she was awarded the high honour of ‘Padma Shri’ by the President of India for her creative contributions.

Updates
1 - 30 June 2019

SUMMER BREAK

 

14 - 30 May 2019

ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS

 

April/May 2019

KENDRA DANCE FESTIVAL

 

February/March 2019

SHRIRAM SHANKARLAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

9/10 Februrary 2019

FOUNDERS' DAY / VASANT PANCHAMI

 

Second week of December 2018

HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATIONS

 

17 November 2018

SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD
for Life Time Achievement

 

10 October - 5 November 2018

SHRI RAM
a dance-drama based on the life of Lord Ram

 

30 August - 3 September 2018

SHRI KRISHNA
a dance drama based on the life of Lord Krishna

 

From August 2018

JHANKAR
Series of chamber performances

 

From August 2018

WORKSHOPS BY GUEST ARTISTS

 

From August 2018

ANKUR
Series of students' performances

 

2 JULY 2018

OPENING OF COLLEGE