Kathak Dancer Maumala Nayak in Chittorgarh

Kathak Dancer Maumala Nayak in Chittorgarh from 20-24 August,2012.She will give Workshop Demonstration in Government Schools.

An excellent blend of sensuous movement and graceful footwork with absolute control on Laya – That describes the performance of Moumala Nayak, an accomplished artiste of the Lucknow gharana of Kathak, and disciple of great Kathak Maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj. Daughter of Retired Principal Chief Engineer (DOT, BSNL Ministry of Communication) and belonging to amateur Magician parents, Moumala started learning Kathak in 1982 at the age of nine years from Shri Nagendra Prasad Mohini in Patna and acquired her M.A. in the same from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She got her specialized advance training in Delhi under Smt. Vaswati Mishra and later under Kathak legend Pt. Birju Maharaj Completed Diploma Honours from National Institute of Kathak Dance, New Delhi.

Academically a topper in her school & college, Moumala has done various institutional courses in allied subjects with distinction namely in Hi

Performance Abroad

1.            Various cities in Japan sponsored by ICCR in 2009.
2.            Austria, Poland, Lieuthania , Slovakia sponsored by ICCR in 2005.
3.            China,Burma, Malaysia during new millennium celebration sponsored by ICCR 2000.
4.            U.S.A., Canada, Italy during ‘Golden Jubilee’ Celebration of India’s Independence in 1997.          

Festivals & Key Performances in India

             Perfomance in Horizon Series of ICCR in March,2012.

             Group Choreography presentations in Brahan Natyanjali 2012 at World Heritage Monumemt , Thanjavur,Tamilnadu.

             Performance in Brahan Natyanjali 2011 at Thanjavur , Thiruvarur {Tamilnadu} sponsored by SangeetNatak Academy,Govt. of India .

             Performed in opening ceremony of Common Wealth Games 2010 at JNS , New Delhi
             Choreography Vaibhav(2009),Guldasta(2010),Ashta Nayika(2010) in Delhi.
             Choreography 'Nartan' at Ananya Festival 2009 of Seher,Delhi Govt.
             Choreography 'Nritya Rang' at Epicentre, Gurgoan & PSK, Delhi in 2009.
             Kathak Yatra 2009 at Agartala organised by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
             Choreography 'Ecstasy' at Epicentre, Gurgoan & PSK, Delhi in 2008.
             Choreography ‘Krishna Rang’ at Little Theatre Group, New Delhi, 2008.
             Choreography ‘Samanvaya’ at PSK & Lok Kala Manch, Delhi, 2007.
             Choreography ‘Nav Pallav’ at Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Delhi, 2006.
             Choreography ‘Rudraksh’ at India International Centre, Delhi,2006,2007.
             Taj Mahotsava ,Agra , U.P. 2005,2006,2009,2011.
             Lucknow Mahotsava, U.P. 1998,2005,2009.
             International Seminaar on Adoption organized by ICCR, 2003.
             International Conference on ICLAOM Organized by IIT, Delhi, 2003.
             Rourkela Vedvyas Nrityotsava, Orissa, 2003.
             Gangtok Dance Festival organized by EZCC, Sikkim, 2003.
             Kathak Kendra Samaroh organized by Sangeet Natak Academy 2002.
             Journey of Indian Music’ organized by RAAG at India Habitat Centre,2001.
             Hindi Pakhwara Mahotsava, Lucknow, 2001.
             J.V.S.K.S. Sangeet Sabha at Noida, U.P., 2001, 2008.
             Kalashetra Nav-Varsh Festival, Guwahati, Assam, 2001, 2003.
             Durga Puja Festival of Music & Dance, Shimla, H.P., 2000.
             Vasantotsava organized by Kalashram , New Delhi,2000.
             Sur Taal- Festival of Music & Dance organized by NDMC, Delhi, 1999,2000.
             Bhilwara Mahotsava organized by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy,2000.
             Vrindawan Sharadotsava, U.P., 1999.
             Zee T.V. TVS Sa-Re-Ga-Ma Dance Show Shooting at Agra, 1999.
             Uttarardh Festival, Gujrat, 1999.
             Annual Dance Festival organized by ONGC, Dehradun, 1997, 1999.
             Surya Festival, Trivendrum, 1998.
             Katihaar Mahotsava, Bihar, 1998.
             Festival of Swarnandhra Pradesh, A.P.,1998
             Retrospectives organized by ICCR, 1998, 2000.
             Kartik Purnima Festival, Ballabhgarh, 1997.
             Khajuraho Mahotsava, M.P., 1997.
             National Programme of Dance, Delhi Doordarshan, 2005, 2006, 2008.      
             Choreographies-Rudraksh, Nav Pallav, Nritya Rang, Samanvaya, Ecstasy, Krishna Rang.
             Stage shows at Kamani,Triveni,LTG,PSK,FICCI,IIC,IHC,Epicentre,LKM in Delhi.
             Shows in India-Gujrat,Assam,Goa,Sikkim,AP,MP,UP,HP,Rajasthan,Mumbai,Kolkata.
             Shows Abroad-Japan,Austria,Poland,USA,Canada,Malaysia,China,Slovakia,Italy,Burma.
             Retrospectives by ICCR, Kathak Kendra Samaroh by Sangeet Natak Academy.
             Empanelled by Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR),Govt. of India in their Reference Panel of Artistes.
             Rajdhani Ratan Award 2010
             Dr.S.Radha Krishnan Shikshak Ratan Samman 2005.
             Kavya Shri 2002
             Saraswati Sahitya Samman 2001.
             Honoured with 'Dr.Ambedkar Kalashri National Award 1999' by Delhi Chief Minister Smt.Sheila Dixit.
             Bestowed with the Title 'Sangeet Kala Ratna' at Guru Purnima Mahotsava 1998.
             'National Scholarship for Young Artistes' by Ministry of H.R.D.,Govt. of India,1997.
             'Merit Scholarship' by National Institute of Kathak Dance,1996.
             'Talent Search Scholarship' by CCRT,Govt. of India,1986.

Government Schools can contact to J.P.Bhatnagar Ji at 9414307004 for programs