2019-2020 Dance Series
Anindita Neogy Anaam
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.,
Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center
Anindita Neogy Anaam is a leading exponent of Indian classical Dance Kathak. Anaam is a well-known instructor, performer and choreographer presently based in Wisconsin, USA. She is a recipient of many prestigious awards like the Shri Jayadev National award for excellence in Kathak dance by National Culture Mission (Bhubaneswar, India) and the State government of Odisha (India), Bidagdha Nartaki Samman and National Nritya Shiromani award 2019 from the International Dance Festival, Cuttack India. She is one of the few Kathak dancers from entire North America to be awarded the coveted Indian Raga Fellowship fall 2018 and was part of the repertoire in San Diego.
Anindita trained for several years under award winning danseuse Uma Sharma. Later she started her advance training under the tutelage of Jaipur and Lucknow school of Kathak maestros Guru Rajendra Gangani and Guru Jai Kishan Maharaj. Her dance style is a blend of both the schools of Kathak, and she believes in the philosophy of incorporating feminine grace into technical recital of the style. She has also studied Indian ballet and Chau style for a brief period under Guru Shashidharan Nair in Shri Ram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi, and is a classically trained vocalist as well. Anindita was part of the Kendra’s famous ballet ‘Krishna’. Known for her delicate dance gestures yet powerful technical performances, Anindita is a dancer par excellence. She has always tried to tell stories through her dance about the subjects of contemporary times.
Anaam has given numerous dance presentations as a soloist in India, Germany and USA. She has been invited for solo Kathak performance by highly illustrious “12th Delhi International Arts Festival 2018” as an International performer of Indian Art in India Habitat Center Delhi. Anaam was the featured Kathak performer for New York Kathak Festival 2019 at the prestigious Alvin Ailey New York Theater and was also invited as a workshop artist for Kathak in the famous Miles of Music Festival. Anindita is one of the few dancers in USA to collaborate impromptu with Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on his compositions accompanied by Vineet Vyas on Tabla and has been appreciated for her performance by the maestro himself. Anindita is the first Indian classical Kathak dancer in the state of Wisconsin USA to be serving as the ‘Secretary’ of prestigious Wisconsin Dance Council, the state affiliate of National Dance Education Organization.