An Evening of Kathak and Ghazals
Awantika Dubey
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Born at the world-famous city of temples where music represents through the stone Sculptures known as Khajuraho, Awantika 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. Her skills were polished time to time from different gurus. She gets her training of theatre under late Vibha Mishra. She felt a strong attraction towards dance. Nourishing a keen interest in kathak dance she is learning under the guidance of the renowned dancer Pt. Ram Mohan Maharaj (Kathak Maestro) who moulded 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.

Her kathak performance includes the traditional style of performing “Baithaki” where she performs by both singing and dancing at same time. Awantika combines the strength of tradition and spirituality with a versatile virtuosity a combination that gives her dancing and singing an unusual and attractive appeal. An empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Awantika has been the recipient of several awards and honours including fellowships awarded by Govt. of India. Awantika had also taken part in the famous 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival & India Festival IMC Taiwan (Taipei).