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Kathak Exponent Neha Banerjee’s Kathak Recital for Water Conservation

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Kathak Darpan Trust presents “MEGH AKHYAYIKA- The tale of a cloud” by actor, model and a terrific dancer Neha Banerjee.

“Megh Akhyayika- The Tale Of A Cloud” Unveiled By Padma Vibhushan And National Award Winner Pandit Birju Maharaj (Virtually) And Sandip Soparrkar.

“It gives me great happiness to unveil MEGH AKHYAYIKA- The tale of a cloud” Pandit Birju Maharaj

First of its kind Kathak virtual reality with an attractive backdrop of 360 degree, a web based performance series

Event saw the presence of Rohit Verma, Nisha Rawal, Dj Sheizwood, Smita Gondkar, Prashant Virendra Sharma, Vijayashree Chaudhary, Ayan Banerjee, Sunil Sunkara, Roma Navani, Dr. Aarti Oriya, Asif Merchant.

“Water crisis is a reality. Climatic and environmental changes and resource scarcity are the biggest threats that the world is facing today” With a mission to preserve water, Neha Banerjee, senior most disciple & student of Pandit Birju Maharaj, staged a unique, one – of -its- kind virtual reality show ”MEGH AKHYAYIKA- The tale of a cloud”


Each composition started with a poetry of Niralaji and Late Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Neha adds that apart from addressing the issue of water conservation, the objective of this show was also to promote Kathak with high technology.

“We came out with these videos at the time when there were no shows happening suddenly due to pandemic .

We noticed artists kept themselves  busy with performance online but faced lots difficulties .

Also it lacked proper aesthetics of lights and backdrop. These videos are made in virtual reality , with different attractive backdrop which is also 360 degree” says Neha.

Pandit Birju Maharaj says ““It gives me great happiness to unveil MEGH AKHYAYIKA- The tale of a cloud.

Vivek has done a great job with music and Gyandev has done the visuals beautifully. Neha has been associated with me since so many years now. A very hardworking, honest girl, I wish her all the very best”

Music- Vivek Mishra, Visuals – Gyandev Gunjan  Ashtaputre.

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