Triveni Kala Sangam has regular courses and a certificate course in Kathak Dance.
To join the regular course, please fill the form: https://forms.gle/fsry7Z88xo1Vz7S68
Triveni Kala Sangam is pleased to announce a Certificate course in Kathak Dance
1. These classes are on ongoing admission basis.
2. Triveni Kala Sangam in association with Guru Rajendra Gangani presents “KATHAK CLASSES”
3. New batch will be starting from April 2023. Dates will be announced soon.
4. Please note in order to qualify and receive the certificate, one should have attended the full course
duration with at least 75% attendance and should have been a part of the stage performance. Those
completing the 6 month course are eligible to apply and continue classes for the 12 month course.
The completed six months course will be counted for the full year course.
5. Both written and practical examinations will be conducted during the end of the course. For a student
who has not passed, they are eligible to re-appear for the exam within a specific period as approved
by the Guru. Certificate will only be allotted if the student gets 40 % or more in both practical and
6. Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, New Delhi
Pandit Rajendra Gangani
Pandit Rajendra Gangani is one of the most brilliant exponents of Indian classical dance today.
Endowed with a magnetic stage presence and a complete command over his art form, Rajendra is
a rare artist who gives his art new directions.
Born into a family of hereditary dancers who has been practicing Jaipur gharana of Kathak for
centuries, Rajendra did not take his privileged position and inborn talent for granted. He honed and polished it with years of hard work and single-minded dedication, resulting in what he is today-
a torch-bearer of Jaipur school of Kathak. Rajendra’s talent lies in preserving the distinctive traditional style of the centuries-old dance form of Kathak, yet infusing it with fresh creative thinking and a contemporary approach of presentation. He is a master in maintaining the delicate
balance between old and new, between structural purity and thematic innovations, thus stretching the boundaries of traditional Kathak without distorting it.
Rajendra has performed and held workshops extensively in India and abroad. In India, he is one of the most sought after artists to perform in major national dance and music festivals. He has also given numerous performances across the globe, including one at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; Festival of India in USSR; USA, Italy, Germany, France, Scandinavian countries, China, Japan, Afghanistan and Middle-East countries. In a recent performance in Delhi, he matched his skills
(and beats) with Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, driving the audience wild with his unparallel
footwork and command over rhythm.
Rajendra’s multi-faceted talent comes out in his choreographies. His sensitivity and creative
thinking has made him experiment with themes as wide ranging as a concern over environment;
dealing with abstract elements such as hidden moods in rhythm and melody; creating works on
themes of Indian mythology and folk legends. One of his most interesting works “Jhalak” which
means glimpses has been inspired by the daily lives and activities of people of his home state,
Rajasthan. A gifted musician, Rajendra not only composes the music of his choreographies
himself, he is an accomplished player of various Indian musical instruments.
Rajendra has been honored with many prestigious awards. In 1995, he received the “Best
Performer” award in a dance festival in Beijing, China in which participants from 11 Asian countries
performed. In 2003, he received one of the most prestigious awards in the field of performing arts
in India, the “Sangeet Natak Academy Award”. Recently he has been awarded the prestigious
fellowship by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademy, Jodhpur. He is presently associated with
Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, one of the premier dance institutions in India.
Rajendra is one of those rare artists who are capable of playing various roles at the same time. He
is a star performer, a brilliant choreographer, a composer, a musician. But the most important role
he is playing today for the future generation and for the future of his chosen art form is that of a
Guru- a teacher. Though quite young himself, he has produced a number of talented and brilliantly
skilled students who are already working as professional dancers. Thus, Rajendra’s contribution in
the field of Kathak not only limits itself by his personal and present status as a dancer, but ensures
that it carries forward the art form which he and his forefathers has devoted their lives for.
Arti Shrivastava Gedam
Arti Shrivastava Gedam, a young and promising Kathak dancer. She believes in the deep-rooted philosophy of the Indian tradition and wants to explore new thoughts in Kathak.
Senior disciple of eminent Guru Prerana Shrimali, she began formal training in Kathak dance at the age of ten, in Gwalior. Done Post Diploma from Kathak Kendra, Delhi, under the able guidance of Guru Prerana Shrimali. She also has an M.A. in dance from Khairagarh University with top honors under guidance of Mrs. Samiksha Sharma. Senior Diploma in Tabla with First Div and Distinctions in practical and theory in 2020- 21 from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. During Kathak - Post Diploma (2015-2017), from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, Tabla was her allied subject and she learnt it from Guru Nirmal Mandal for two years.