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Sun TV Program on Kathak | Devaniya – School of Dance

Aum swasti astu. Namaskar! We are happy to welcome you the 7th year and 5th annual day showcasing of Devaniya, the school of Kathak in Chennai. This time, we celebrate the blue one….MANMOHANA on the 16th of January at Narada Gana Sabha with 134 Devaniyans !

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Humans of the Arts

by devaniya on 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

by devaniya on 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, [...]

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

Award by The Brands awards Academy

by devaniya on 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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Princess of Pirouettes ~ Says Deccan Chronicle

by devaniya on December 6, 2013

“Princess of Pirouettes” – writes Nandita Ravi in Deccan Chronicle about Jigyasa Giri – Dec 6, 2013. Here is a transcript of the article: She might have had an unconventional start to her journey as a Kathak dancer, but today, Jigyasa Giri is a name to reckon with in the field. A dancer, teacher and choreographer, [...]

Jigyasa Giri interviewed at Rumble Talkshow

by devaniya on October 29, 2013

Jigyasa in an interesting talk show at Rumble. A multifaceted discussion starting with the elements of Kathak used in films, and about its form as storytelling, “Kathak is so fluid and lucid that until you study it, you dont realize how difficult it really is….simply because it looks so easy, so natural.” “As my Guru [...]

Media Online

by devaniya on October 6, 2011

Some of the online links about Jigyasa & Devaniya: INDIA TODAY – Chennai Talkies Dancer Jigyasa Giri talks about Chennai along with Tishani Doshi, Khushbu Sundar, Sundeep Kishan and Karti Chidambaram. Jigyasa talks about strong woman power, pace of life & simple lifestyle of people as the things she likes about Chennai. What she would [...]

An Art Apart, says Times of India

An Art Apart, says Times of India

by devaniya on October 5, 2011

“Jigyasa Giri’s quest for a higher art form and her natural curiosity of every aspect of her environment has made her a successful Kathak guru and an award-winning author of cookbooks. We talk to the diva about all things musical and culinary…” says Times of India in a feature titled “An Art Apart – Dancer, [...]

Deccan Chronicle

Of Sass & Substance, says Deccan Chronicle

by devaniya on February 14, 2011

Deccan Chronicle features Jigyasa Giri in an article titled “Of Sass & Substance”. Here is an excerpt of the article: Jigyasa Giri is not a traditional person in any sense of the word. Her demure sari-clad look should not fool anyone because underneath the demure exterior is a strong soul who believes that her talent [...]