Classi - Ritiri - Stage

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Classi - Ritiri - Stage



Classi - Ritiri - Stage

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Kathak Dance

Anurekha Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed BBC award-winning Indian Classical Kathak dancer. Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”. She has shown her excellence in Choreography be it in the classical or contemporary genre. 

She has been trained in classical Kathak dance, specializing in the Lucknow Gharana since the age of 4 ½ years under the guidance of Smt. Meera Majumdar and Smt. Mousumi Sen in Calcutta, India.  Anurekha moved to the United Kingdom in 1992 and took further training in Kathak with Padmashree Guru Shri Pratap Pawar.  She received extensive training under the renowned Kathak exponent Begum Nahid Siddiqui from Pakistan.  She is also receiving  advanced ‘talim’ from Tabla exponent Pt. Dinanath Mishra of Benaras Gharana and Smt. Madhumita Roy, a senior Kathak exponent and Guru.  She is fortunate to receive in-depth guidance and ‘talim’ from the finest Kathak exponent and Guru Smt. Durga Arya. She learnt the art of Kalaripayattu, a South Indian Martial Arts at CVN Kalari, Kerala under Guruakkal C V Satyanarayanan.She has trained in vocal music from Smt. Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta in Kolkata.

Anurekha has performed in the major theatres and Festivals all over the world as a soloist or with her company productions.  

Anurekha received the awards for Arts & culture category presented by the Asian women Achievement Awards in collaboration with BBC, The Lisa Ullman Scholarship for Dance and Movement, the Best choreographer for The Place Choreodrome at The Place Dance Theatre UK, Nritya Shiromani, Naatyasaaradhi, Natya Damru, “Tujhe Salaam” by ILEAD (Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata), Nritha Vilasini, Rex Karmaveer fellowship from ICONGO instituted by United Nations, Amravati award, Pandit Arjun Mishra award and Padmavati award, Kala Bhushan award to name a few.

Anurekha collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers like Padmashree Kumudini Lakhia, Akram Khan (UK), Nahid Siddiqui (Pakistan/UK), Shobana Jeyasingh (UK), Mark Baldwin (UK), Andre Gingras (Holland), Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux, the renowned French contemporary choreographers and artistic directors of the National Choreographic Centre of Franche Comté and heads of the Via Dance Company, France.

She has danced in the Michael Howell film “Frankenstein” choreographed by Mark Baldwin, screened on BBC.  Her performance is also featured in the film The Sufi World. She has given many performances on BBC, Channel 4, French Television, and Indian Television.  BBC world has televised her classical Kathak solo performance of Festival of FEZ in a program called Destination Morocco. 

She has been conducting dance workshops and master-classes in Primary and Secondary schools, Special Needs schools, Performing Arts colleges and University all across the globe. 

Sufi Mystical Dance

Maya (Monica) was born in Vinci, Leonardo's da Vinci birthplace, near Florence,TUSCANY, Italy,

Since her childhood she always been attracted to mystical and spiritual path, transmitted by her grand mother with spanish and nomadic origin. At the age of 14 she read the Bhagavad Gita, and this book opened the doors for the most mystical journey in her life: INDIA

She is graduated at the famous institute of Art in Florence, with a Laurea in History of Art and Costume design at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, Italy. With a Master at the Central Saint Martins in London in

Costume & Fashion design.

From 2013 till 2017 she studied INDOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY of STUDIES MILANO to deepen her knowledge of Indian Culture, Vedic Astrology with Dr. David Frawley, Indology at Yogic studies

academy UK .

Maya is a recognized CID UNESCO, international dance council, Dancer and teacher of  Kalbeliya

Rajasthani dance, Sufi Qawwali dance.

Her journey in dance started at the age of 8 with medieval dances of Tuscany and took her to an

infinite life learning experience.

Since 1998 she travels to India and all over Asia on a “soul journey” learning Yoga and Indian dances.

She learned Khatak

with Guru Pandit Arjun Mishra in Lucknow, Pandit Birju Maharaj's eldest disciple

and met her present Guru Anurekha Ghosh in Kolkata. She studied mystical Sufi Qawwali dance with spiritual Masters in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

In her dance career she performed solo and with her dance group in front of celebrities and royal families in Italy and India including: Amithabh Bachchan ( the star of Bollywood ) , Indian Consul Mr. SK Verma, Director of incredible India Gobhind Mr. Bhuyan , the princess of Jaipur, Mr. Bhawan Singh, the Italian consul in New Delhi , the Indian ambassador in Rome, the Rathore Rajput family of Jaipur, the Princess of Kuwait, Mayor of Milan and the Maharaja of Udaipur Sri Arvind Singh from whom she received the prestigious ARVIND SHAHI recognition, as embassador of Indian culture in Italy .

She has performed at the prestigious Udaipur LAKE PALACE and UDAIPUR CITY PALACE for the exclusive Holika Festival that every year organizes the Maharana in Udaipur, JAIPUR CITY PALACE, FORT Pachewar , FORT Khempur , ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE end ITALIAN EMBASSY in New Delhi. In October 2010 and 2011 she performed at the italian tour of the great Guru AMMA , Amritanandamayi ,One of the few dancers admitted to her international event.

She took part in TV program, RADIO, SPOT, ADVERT SHOOTING, MOVIES with her dance group MAHARANI in Italy and internationally.

Odissi Dance

Lucrezia Ishani Ottoboni Devi is a professional dancer, specialized in Indological studies.

She completed her PhD in Performative Arts from La Sapienza University, Rome in 2018 and published her thesis in 2022. Her academic research focuses on the relationship between tradition and contemporaneity in Odissi dance-theatre from an ethnographic perspective developed during her long field researches in India. In 2013 she graduated in Languages and Civilizations of Asia and Africa for International Communication at the University of Turin; she carried out all her university internships in India, during which she received highly specialized Odissi teaching under the supervision of Lingaraj Pradhan, master of international fame, exponent of the parampara of guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She is an experienced and passionate Odissi dancer trained under guru Pradhan in Bhubaneswar (Orissa) since 2011, and a certified yoga teacher (RYT 500) with over ten years of teaching experience and advanced training in Hatha Yoga. She performed all over Italy and India with group and solo performances. She has a master’s degree in Yoga Studies from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Lucrezia also deals with the divulgation of Indian culture, philosophy and arts through courses, conferences, seminars and in-depth meetings throughout Italy.




DEVIPUR, Rajasthan, India

DEVIPUR, sotto la direzione artistica di Maya Swati Devi,

offre corsi e ritiri reali di danze indiane.

Un'incantevole esperienza reale alla scoperta dell'India  India in un modo unico e indimenticabile.  Lontani dal trambusto della città, i partecipanti potranno godere della cultura rurale, delle antiche tradizioni , ha assistito ai costumi, sperimentando l'ospitalità più ricca e l'ambiente più ricco del Rajasthan.

Il nostro ritiro di danza è stato pubblicato sulla rivista dance indiana