Keka Sinha
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RENDITION, a workshop on the explanation of the usage of gestures, facial expressions, and rendition of sentiments and emotions based on the ancient text ‘Natyashashtra’ by Bharata Muni. It is considered to be the 5th Veda, ‘Natyaveda’ incorporating elements from the 4 well-known Vedas namely Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, and Atharvaveda. When one speaks a language one would be called educated when one knows the grammar behind the spoken language.

Similarly, it's important to know the grammar behind a classical Dance performance where the body language, gestures, and facial expressions are used to delineate a story involving different characters. This workshop is a humble attempt to offer a simple explanation through demonstration of the profound text mainly for the present generation learning/teaching classical dance.

Keka Sinha, an eminent Kathak Guru, and performer have made a niche for herself in the field of Indian Classical Dance serving the same for over 35 years. An ‘A’ grade Artiste of Doordarshan empaneled artiste of EZCC (East Zone Cultural Centre) & member of the Regional selection committee of CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and training), she is the founder director of Kalapi Centre for Performing Arts. A ‘Sangeet Prabhakar’ degree holder and recipient of the ‘Singarmani’ title, she is a registered Guru of Gandharv Maha Vidyalaya.