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Hemantika 2017 - masterclass with Pandit Birju Maharaj

Hemantika 2017 - masterclass with Pandit Birju Maharaj

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Hemantika festival: Masterclasses 

As part of Hemantika, advanced Kathak practitioners (minimum 8-10 years Kathak experience) are invited for a week of masterclasses with Pandit Birju Maharaj between Monday 12 November to Saturday 17 November. 

The masterclass will focus on very detailed work on the ‘nuances’ of Kathak; physical and musical. Participants will enjoy live music accompaniment across all 5 evenings of the workshop. Please note there is no performance at the end of the masterclasses.



Monday 12 November - 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Tuesday 13 November - 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Thursday 15 November - 7.45pm to 9.45pm

Saturday 17 November - 11am to 3pm (pls bring a packed lunch)


Venue: Shishukunj Bhavan, 25, 27 High St, Edgware HA8 7EE

(Nearest tube station - Edgware on the Northern line; Parking available behind venue)


Application: Please complete the application form and submit by Friday 19 October 2018 to Last year's masterclass participants are not required to complete the form, but should email to apply.

Cost: £250 for all sessions. Individual sessions can be booked and cost £50 each, except for on the Saturday which is a double session and costs £100.

Full payment must be made by Tuesday 30 October via bank transfer only.


Next steps: 

Please submit your fully completed application form to by Friday 19 October 2018.


We will contact you by  Wednesday 24 October 2018 to let you know if your application has been successful.


You will need to make the payment by Tuesday 30 October 2018 to reserve your place.


If you require any further information, please email

Photo credit: Simon Richardson

We rely on your support to bring this unique opportunity to UK dancers and audiences. Support the festival by donating to Hemantika 2017

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