"Kala Kunj”, Jungpura Extension (Regd)

Kala Kunj- a dream and a vision of Late Shri Ravi Jain and Smt. Nalini both eminent Kathak artists.

Kala Kunj a Cultural Organisation started its journey in the year 1980 with a vision to making a contribution to all forms of performing arts, generating interest among the younger generation towards this rich heritage of India and show casing it to the wider public.

Under the chairmanship of Sardar Buta Singh, Kala Kunj has been organizing cultural shows, under the title ‘Shakti Divas’ annually. The performances include classical dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Hindustani Classical music and Instrumental music, Nautanki, International Russian dance..

Ms. Nalini - Founder Directors
Ms. Nalini is a senior exponent of Classical Dance form Kathak, is empanelled as an A - grade artist of Ministry of Information And Broadcasting (India) , a choreographer, a performing arts educator and is a well known Guru ( teacher) of Kathak dance.
Trained in both Odissi ( under Guru Harekrishna Behera and Legendary Guru kelucharan Mohapatra) and in Kathak ( under Pt. Sunder Prasad and Pt. Kundan lal gangani of Jaipur gharana of Kathak), as a soloist, Nalini has represented India, in many countries abroad, through the government of India. Apart from Performing at all the prestigious festivals in India , In 1972 and 1975 , she was bestowed with the title of 'Rakkasa -e-Hind', by king Zahir Shah, during her performance at Afghanistan, as a Cultural delegate of India.
Her journey in the field of dance has been for over 40 years and has devoted herself to the preservation and promotion of classical Arts in India. Through Kala Kunj, she has choreographed several stage and television productions like 'krishnamayee', ' Jyoti pushp', 'Tere ishq nachaya ' and many more. She has also worked with children with special needs and has established herself as a respectable Guru in the field of classical dance.
Late Guru Ravi Jain -Founder Director & Ex-Secretary
A Kathak exponent belonging to the Lucknow gharana of Kathak, was an empanelled A grade artist of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. An engineer by profession, he had the good fortune of training under Legendary Padmashree Shambhu maharaj of the Lucknow gharana and Vidushi Alaknanda Devi of the Benaras gharana of Kathak. Guru Ravi Jain was known for his deep knowledge and understanding of the techniques of dance, including Abhinaya ( Expressions). His choreographic works , stand out as being unique, both in terms of conceptualization and execution. One of his productions, a dance drama "Yugdrishta Sant Ravidas' / ' Tum Chandan hum pani ', based on the life and teachings of Sant Ravidas, is on sale for Public, by Doordarsharshan Archives ( Under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
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