A maestro of Kathak dance, she is a well known name that appears on the top in the list of eminent classical dancers of India. Her wonderful performances have left the people awestruck. Her teacher is none other than the famous Birju Maharaj. Well, we are talking about the great Indian Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan.
At a very young age of four, Shovana started learning Kathak from the
renowned dancer cum actress of the past Sadhana Bose in Calcutta (now
Kolkata). She completed her Masters degree in Physics from Miranda House
in Delhi. She tied her wedding knots with Dr. Herbert von Traxi,
Austrian Ambassador to India. Also known as the Kathak queen, she is so
much involved in dancing that she cannot imagine her life without it. It
is not just a hobby for her, but the motive of her life.
Shovana Narayan has given an entirely new dimension to dancing. She is
an accomplished dancer, whose facial expressions complements her dance
and makes her performance simply outstanding. Her choreographic works
have not only been well acclaimed in India, but are also highly praised
overseas. Read on to know the complete life history of Shovana Narayan.
She has worked in collaboration with a number of prominent national and
international musicians as well as dancers. Her notable works include "Moonlight
Impressionism" and "The Dawn After". She has worked in
close association with dancers from Western classical ballet and
American tap dancer. She has given various dance performances with
dancers of other Indian classical dance forms. Her repertoire
encompasses movies like Akbar's Bridge (Hindi) "Das Geheimnis des
Indisches Tanz" (German) and operas such as "Ghalib ki Dilli"
and 'Wicchare Pani'.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award;
Delhi Government's Parishad Samman
Rajiv Gandhi Puraskar
Bihar Gaurav Puraskar
Indira Priyadarshini Samman