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Detox with Yoga at Devaniya

June 20, 2015

Yoga synchronises the mind, body and soul. In a world that has become essentially a scampering rat race, we have denied ourselves the space to nurture the core of our being. It is time to take stock! Devaniya, the school of Kathak in Chennai, inspired by the initiatives of our honourable PM, recognizes & pays [...]

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Devaniya at Vasant Utsav 2015, Kapaleeshwar Temple

May 6, 2015

The Indian Express says, “For a packed audience at the Kapaleeshwara Temple, the Vasant Utsav was an enthralling experience, as students of kathak guru Jigyasa Giri took to the stage. The one-and-a-half-hour performance by the students from her dance school Devaniya touched upon all aspects of Shiva. Beginning with the Ganesha Tarasirisham, the performance comprised [...]

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World Dance Day, 26th April 2015, Alliance Francaise, Bangaluru

April 28, 2015

Devaniya had the privilege to perform at the World Dance Day event hosted by Alliance Francaise and dance mentor Prof Ashish Khokar, Chair, Dance History society of India. Below is a slideshow giving you a glimpse of the fantastic performance. Photo Credits – Hemanth Shriyan, Mr. Balakrishnan. Share…

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Devaniya – Students Speak

March 18, 2015

Jigyasa Giri writes: Recently, when Shri Ashish Khokkar asked me to write an article about five years of Devaniya, I felt that it would be ideal if the students wrote about how they felt. As the saying goes, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Thus, I asked some of my students if [...]

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Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

Kathak with Qawwali – Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

November 20, 2014

Kathak with Qawwali was the perfect finale at Sufiana Andaaz; this much loved Qawwali by Aziz Nazan was presented as a medley of the original and new age version by KK & Sabri Brothers. The poet says: The rising sun will slowly and surely set…and such is the transcient nature of life. We bask in [...]

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Humans of the Arts

September 27, 2014

Humans of the Arts features Jigyasa Giri and other beautiful artists – August 2014. What is your relationship with poetry? I have written over 150 poems. I experienced a strange phase in my life when poems of love simply flowed out of me. I was working on Meera Bai dance project, which due to circumstances, [...]

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Club Elite Magazine

September 2, 2014

“Nimble Footwork” – writes Vandhana Kumar in Club Elite about Jigyasa Giri – May 2014. Here is a transcript of the article: What made you learn Kathak? Tell us about your experiences as a Kathak dancer, teacher and choreographer I started learning dance at the age of 7, when my mother, late Dr. Devayani patel, [...]

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The best dance and performing arts school in Chennai (2014)

Award by The Brands awards Academy

August 28, 2014

Proud to announce that Devaniya was recently awarded “The best dance and performing arts school in Chennai (2014)” by ‘The Brands Awards Academy’, New Delhi. At an impressive function held in Bangalore, Actress & MP, Ms. Jayapradha, handed out the award. Senior student Miss Avani Giri represented Devaniya to receive the award. Heartiest congratulations to [...]

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Kanchi Kamakoti – 58th Art & Dance Festival

January 2, 2014

Kathak, as you all know, is the dynamic classical dance form of North India known for its rhythmic & mind boggling footwork and pirouettes. It is also known for its extravagant costumes and for the beautiful confluence of two rich cultures – Hindu & Muslim. Within the vast world of Kathak, these two cultures exist [...]

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Island Beyond

December 14, 2013

Have you ever walked a countless miles Tired to the bone without stopping a while And finally arrived at the step of your home To learn that you have not a key to the door? Have you dug a tunnel through boulders for years In the knowledge of standing on soft morning grass And finally [...]

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