MADE IN INDIA – A Photo Exhibition by Caroline Tabah – Watford, June 12 – July 14, 2014

Made in India, a photo exhibition by Montreal-based artist Caroline Tabah, presented by the Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya (PRSSV), and hosted by the Watford Central Library from June 12 to July 14, 2014. All are invited to meet Caroline at the exhibition launch on Thursday, June 12 from 5-7 pm.

Fragments of light from film sets in Mumbai and Pune, Made in India will transport you behind the scenes of Bollywood and Marathi filmmaking.

by Caroline Tabah

Watford Central Library
Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU
0300 123 4049
Free admission

Based in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), Caroline Tabah is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, concept designer, director, film editor, and photographer. Eager to share her love for the cinematographic richness and artistic culture of India, Caroline conceives and directs multidisciplinary events and founded the Montreal Indian Film Festival, Made in India, in 2008. Caroline also gives lectures, interviews, and courses on the cinema of India.

Her passion for India and its cinema led her to India in 2009, for an internship in film production on numerous film sets, due to the generosity of the great Indian actor Dr. Mohan Agashe. Receiving a grant from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (Government of India) in 2011, Caroline Tabah did an internship in scriptwriting and direction with the legendary Indian director Shyam Benegal, in Mumbai.

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Tabla and Kathak Recital – June 24, 2012 – London, UK

BHAVAN CENTRE
Kathak Department of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK
24th June 2012 at 6.30pm

Tabla Solo by Deepak Sahai of the Benares Gharana, courtesy of PRSSV
With harmonium accompaniment by Fida Hussain

Kathak Dance recital by Dr Kumkum Dhar.
Disciple of the great Guru Shri Lachhu Maharaj Ji of Lucknow Gharana.

Tickets £10
T: 020 7381 3086/020 7381 4608
M: 079848 37806

Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky – July 2-8, 2012 – Montreal, Canada

Announcing the Second Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky
Hosted by the Schulich School of Music of McGill University
Montreal, Canada
July 2-8, 2012

 

 

 

During this intensive hands-on workshop, participants will learn tabla in the tradition of the Benares (Varanasi) gharana. The workshop is open to all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The schedule includes daily group practice sessions, group classes, and two listening/repertoire sessions. Classes are scheduled during the daytime. Students will live and breathe tabla for the duration of the workshop!

 

Versatile percussionist Shawn Mativetsky performs in a variety of musical genres with dynamism and skill. Equally at home in Indian classical music, world music, and contemporary/new music, Shawn also composes and performs for dance and theatre. Exponent of the Benares gharana, and disciple of the legendary Pandit Sharda Sahai, Shawn Mativetsky is a highly sought-after tabla performer and educator. He is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures, workshops, and performances across Canada and internationally. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University. His solo CD, Payton MacDonald: Works for Tabla, was released in 2007, and Cycles, his new CD of Canadian compositions for tabla was released in the fall of 2011.
Tuition is 250$ and is due by June 1, 2012. Students must provide their own tabla. If you don’t already own a set, please contact Shawn, and he will be happy to assist you.

For more information, or to register, please contact Shawn Mativetsky.


“Guru-ji on the steps of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, during his 25th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop in 2006. I endeavor to continue this tradition of annual summer tabla workshops, inspired by Guru-ji’s and percussionist Bob Becker’s initiative which began in the 1980s.” — Shawn Mativetsky

An Evening of Kathak Dance by Abhay Shankar Mishra, accompanied by Deepak Sahai

An Evening of Kathak Dance

by

Abhay Shankar Mishra
Internationally Renowned Kathak Exponent

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 6:30pm

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
4A Castletown Road, London, UK

UPDATE – DEEPAK SAHAI TO PERFORM TABLA ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DANCE PERFORMANCE.

Abhay Shankar Mishra is one of the leading exponents of Kathak dance in the UK and in the world today. A mesmerizing performer, dynamic teacher, and creative choreographer of Kathak, Abhay currently lives and works in London. Born into a family steeped in musical tradition and trained under world-renowned Gurus, namely Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt Urmila Nagar Ji and late Pandit Pandey Maharaj, Abhay had the unique experience of learning all three of the major Gharanas of Kathak, i.e., Lucknow, Jaipur, and Banaras. He draws on his vast experience to achieve a beautiful blend of all three Gharanas in his work. He has performed internationally in Germany, Austria, France, North Korea and in South Africa. He also performed in Madrid, Spain, Italy at the Indian High Commission – duet with a leading flamenco dancer, Anna.

Deepak Sahai hails from one of the oldest and most respected music lineages in India. He is the direct descendent of the famed Pandit Ram Sahai and represents the sixth generation of the Benares Gharana of tabla playing. His Guruji and uncle was the legendary Pandit Sharda Sahai. He gave his debut concert in Calcutta, at the age of 16. Since then he has performed widely across India performing with many of the great artists including Padmashree Uma Sharma of Delhi, Padmabushan Sitara Devi (kathak) and Pashupatinath Mishra (vocal).  He is a founding member of the hugely popular tabla trio, Dhamaka, which has received rave reviews. Currently he is based in the UK and is the resident artist at Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya. Deepakís playing is highly respected for his beautiful tonal control, strength of sound and musicality; this coupled with his in depth knowledge of solo and accompaniment traditions makes for a truly formidable artist. Deepak Sahai appears courtesy of Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidaylaya.

Summer Tabla and Kathak Camp 2012

TABLA CAMP with Deepak Sahai
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in tabla and develop your playing and improvisation skills. Each day will begin with the traditional riaz (practise) in groups followed by performance workshops on different Taals and vocal accompaniment. Limited places will be available for Kathak accompaniment.

Venue:Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: Daily 9am – 1pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

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Kathak Accompaniment with Priya Pawar and Deepak Sahai

There will be 10 places for students attending the morning sessions to learn how to accompany Kathak dance.

Time: daily 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £10 (£5 for Sangeet College students)

All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Deepak Sahai
Deepak hails from one of the oldest and most respected music lineages in India. He is the direct descendent of the famed Pandit Ram Sahai and represents the sixth generation of the Benares Gharana of tabla playing. His great great great great grandfather was the legendary Pandit Ram Sahai and his Guruji and uncle is Pandit Sharda Sahai who passed away in November 2011. Deepak started his performing career at the age of 13 years accompanying various artists in India across the different musical and dance disciplines. He is well known for his wealth of tabla knowledge and his dynamic performances. He is a founding member of DHAMAKA, an innovative tabla trio with a new approach to tabla performance. He is currently in his third term as Resident Artist at Sangeet College, a department of Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya in London.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

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KATHAK CAMP with Priya Pawar
July 23 to August 3, 2012
London, UK

A chance to immerse yourself in Kathak dance with workshops focussing on technique and abhinaya. There will be riaz (technique practice) and performance workshops with live tabla accompaniment.

Venue: Harrow High School, Gayton Road
Dates: Week I – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Week II – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Time: daily 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Daily rate – £30 (£20 for Sangeet College students)

Places will be limited so please register your interest by return email so that we can book a place for you. All sessions must be booked and paid for by May 31st 2012.

Priya Pawar
Priya, an international artist with over 30 years experience as a teacher, will be the lead teacher at our first Kathak Camp. She was trained from an early age with the foremost gurus of both the Jaipur and Lucknow styles and began her professional career as a resident artist of the legendary Guru Birju Maharaj’s ballet troupe. Priya is renowned for her grace, technical ability, and stage presence as a performer. She has performed worldwide as both a solo artist and in collaborations with dancers from other traditions including flamenco, jazz and tap. And she has choreographed a number of critically acclaimed Kathak and Odissi ballets with themes drawn from Indian Literature and contemporary themes.

To register, or for more information, contact Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya at:
+44 772 395 8411
tablacamp@sahai.org

27th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Pandit Sharda Sahai

August 17 through August 29 , 2009 in Victoria, BC, Canada

Presented in collaboration with the Pandit Ram Sahai Foundation, the School of Music of the University of Victoria, and the University of Victoria Society for Indian Classical Arts.
Hosted by Niel Golden, Andrew Schloss, and Sudhakar Ganti

Spend two weeks with one of the greatest living tabla players. This extended tabla workshop will include lessons, group practice sessions, lectures, repertoire classes, and a concert and is appropriate for all levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced).

Click here for full details.