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Nupur Nritya Sangeet Academy – A catalyst for future kathak maestros

Nupur means ankle bells – Since the Mughal era, the ankle bells have become synonymous with kathak, and so has Nupur Academy. Ever since its inception in 2002, the institute has continuously strived to evolve as a metaphor for all-round excellence in kathak. It has single-mindedly pursued the path of imparting the best possible training and grooming to its students. Jigna D. Mehta, founder and chief mentor of the academy is herself an accomplished kathak dancer and teacher with over 20 years of experience (till 2010). Trained under renowned kathak gurus Pandit Suman Mangeshkar and Narayani Devi, both disciples of Pandit Sunderlal Ganganiji, she provides able and stringent yet thoughtful and considerate mentoring to her students in the same disciplinarian tradition of her guru.

Nupur Academy is affiliated to Brihad Gujarat Sangeet Sameeti, Ahmedabad ( Government of Gujarat’s Official Faculty for performing Art) and offers the following courses:

  • Full time kathak Degree course of seven years
  • Part time kathak certificate course of four, two and one years
  • Short duration kathak foundation course of six months
  • Vacation programme of five weeks introductory course to kathak

In order to maintain preset quality standards and to ensure maximum possible personal attention, Nupur admits only 15 students per batch in all courses. Prior to admission, the institute conducts an extensive personal aptitude test of applicants to test their affinity and capability levels.

Note for overseas students: Full-term residential courses can be arranged by prior consultation, in which comfortable living quarters in the vicinity of Nupur premises and Indian breakfast and meals (optional) will be provided.

Content strategy and content development: Rajvee Mehta
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