Vidha lal, a multi-facated kathak exponent is a disciple of renowned guru smt.geetanjali lal of jaipur gharana.vidha has emerged as a rising star in the field of kathak.she is an empanelled artist of indian council for cultural relations (iccr) and â€˜aâ€™ grade artist from Delhi Doordarshan.
Vidha has earned great acclaim in the media and from connoisseurs for her brilliant solo performances in india and abroad. She has received sri krishana gana sabha endownment award 2010, Chennai. Made a Guinness world record for taking most numbers of kathak spins(103) in one minute in 2011.Nrityajayantika award, 8th devdasi national awarad 2013 and kalpana chawala excellence award 2013.
Vidha lal has also assisted guru smt.geetanjali lal in her choreographies. A graduate from lady sri ram college for women, new delhi and vidha has won the title of vodafone lady hibiscus 2006 first runner up in international beauty contest, fiji islands.Vidha had conducted workshops for spic macay and lecture demonstrations for ircen .Vidha lal has also worked with national institute of kathak dance, new delhi as repertory artist from 2007-2011. Presently vidha lal is teaching at devi durga kathak sansthan, new delhi.
Abhimanyu lal, son and disciple of renowned guru smt.geetanjali lal is recongnized as one of the most accomplished kathak dancers. The splendor of his brilliant solo performance has earned him applause both in india and other parts of the world hailed as a bright star in the firmament of kathak.
Abhimanyu has received acclaim as a dazzling dancer by the media and connoisseurs of arts. He has been awarded shri krishana gana sabha endownment award and nritya jayantika award.He has performed at the highest level in india and abroad in many prestigious dance festivals like 64th indian republic day celebration in dubai 2013, london Olympics 2012, Vienna, Graz, Singapore , birmingham international dance festival, incerdible india @60 newyork, India festival in Russia, Croatia, Oslo, Netherlands, Canada, egypt, Switzerland, fiji islands, Mauritius, reunion island, Seychelles, south Africa etc.
He has the honour of performing for the prestigious festivals organised by sangeet natak akademi, national institute of kathak, new delhi and Indian council for cultural relations (iccr).
Recently went on a concert tour to bulgaria, russia, belgium, managua and cuba for the europalia india festival organised by i.c.c.r. Abhimanyu lal is a trained western drumer and has performed extensively with the contemporary kathak style in india and abroad.
Iccr has deputed abhimanyu lal as kathak dance teacher cum performer at indian cultural centre, fiji islands 2005-2007 and dhaka in 2008.
Abhimanyu has been awarded the â€œpandit durgalal endowment awardâ€ and â€œsumithra rajan endowment awardâ€ by the shri krishna gana sabha, chennai.Presently abhimanyu lal is teaching kathak as kathak prashikshak in kathak kendra new delhi.
Young, vibrant, beautiful and multi talented Rupali is studying and and working in the HR department of one of the leading banks of Australia. Rupali has been lucky enough to achieve some of the greatest successes as an accomplished artist at a very young age. Since the age of five, Rupali has always enjoyed humming to her favourite songs and TV commercials. Her parents always encouraged her to take her passion for music and dance a step forward and consider them seriously.
Rupali started learning Dance and music at the very young age of 4 and started performing at the age of seven. Her performances were at national and international levels. Rupali auditioned for ZEE TV'S Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs in 2007 and was selected to represent Fiji Islands; the country in which she was living in at the time.
Having received not much professional vocal training and fluency in Hindi language (as she was brought up in overseas), she managed to compete against thousands of other international and Indian contestants. Her first performance in the competition was live on stage in front of fifty thousand audiences; in Andheri Sports Complex Mumbai, India. After passing numerous levels in the singing competition, Rupali represented not only Fiji Islands but also South-East Asia. The nine year old at that time was critically acclaimed by celebrity judges; Sonu Nigam and Suresh Wadekar. During her time in the competition in India, ABC Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) exclusively interviewed Rupali for her outstanding achievement.
After returning to Fiji from the competition, Rupali received many national awards for her achievements. She was honoured as the 'Person of the Year' Award 2007. Rupali was also the brand ambassador for Fiji's National Telecom Company Telecom Fiji Limited.
In 2008, Rupali began receiving formal training in Indian Classical Vocal Music and Kathak Dance. Rupali has learnt Kathak Dance from Dr. Madhvi Mohindra, Ms Vidha Lal, Sh.Abhimanyu Lal of Jaipur Gharana and Mrs Surabhi Shukla from Luckhnow Gharana, Bollywood Dance from Mrinalini. She has performed dance with celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Bobby deol , Alka yagnink to name a few. Rupali Teaches Bollywood dance at The Elegant Creations.