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TRIWAT ASSOCIATION


Triwat's mission is to preserve and promote the North Indian traditional arts of singing, music and dance, by offering performances, classes and workshops.

With this mission in mind, the association organises regular events and performances featuring international artists of great talent and offers Kathak and Bollywood dance classes. Workshops are also held every year, providing dancers with the opportunity to learn from some of the great masters.

One of Triwat's aims is to establish artistic and intercultural exchanges between India and the rest of the world. This is why we invite artists from various cultural and artistic backgrounds to work with us, and organise a cultural tour of North India every year. We can also offer our students a scholarship to help them develop their skills by going to India for the French students, or to France for the Indian students.


L'Equipe Triwat

Girdhari Maharaj Kathak Center Jaipur (INDIA)

Shri Laxmi Narayan Nrityashram Sanstha

Founded in 1995, the Shri Laxmi Narayan Nrityashram Association's mission is to preserve and promote the North Indian traditional arts of singing, music and dance, by offering performances, classes and workshops.

The association was named after a great master of Indian music and traditional Kathak dance. A renowned artist all across India, he practiced both music and dance until 1972. His family had been perpetuating this artistic tradition for over 8 generations, their skills being passed down from father to son, and they decided to create this association.

One of the main objectives of S.L.N.N. members is to found schools dedicated to the traditional arts in Rajasthan, in order to pass on their artistic and cultural knowledge to all those who wish to benefit from their teaching, including the least privileged students who will be offered the chance to receive this teaching for free. The association has already created one such school in Jaipur: the Natraj School, which is attended by a great number of students from various social backgrounds.

Every year the S.L.N.N. organises a music and dance festival in Jaipur. Many prestigious artists are invited to perform and a « Triwat award » is awarded to the most outstanding artist

Ever since it was created, the S.L.N.N. has put together numerous events and artistic activities all across the world, thus establishing intercultural exchanges between India and the rest of the world.

PROFESSORS



Kamal Kant


Kamal Kant was born in a family of dancers who have been perpetuating their art for over eight generations. He has inherited the artistic tradition that his father, Pandit Girdhari Maharaj, has passed on to him by teaching him Kathak, music and singing from the youngest age. Kamal was very young when he first started teaching at the Kathak Kendra School in Jaipur.

In 1993, he is invited by Ariane Mnouchkine to take part in the show entitled “L'Inde de père en fils, de mère en fille” (“India: From Father to Son, From Mother to Daughter”) at the Théâtre du Soleil. In Europe, Kamal has worked and performed with many artists from various cultural backgrounds, such as Maguy Marin, Karine Saporta, and Patrick Gleyse, amongst others.

In 1994, he received the “Ankur Award” from the hands of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi.

Kamal also ran a few workshops for the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson at the ARTA (the Association for Research into the Traditions of Acting, Cartoucherie, Paris) and the CND (Centre National de Danse), and so on. He has taken part in a great number of shows and performed, more particularly, for UNESCO, at the Maison de l'Inde (Paris), the New Morning (Paris), the Divan du Monde (Paris), the Indian Embassy in France and the Opéra National du Rhin (Strasbourg, FRANCE). Kamal was also the artistic director and choreographer of Mehfil and Jalsaghar, two shows which were performed in France and India, as well as in various European countries.

In parallel with his dancing career, Kamal has taken part as an actor in various theatrical projects (Love's Labour's Lost, William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Abkarian, at the Cartoucherie), movies and television films (Le Mystère Parasuram, as Parasuram, a film directed by Michel Sibra).

Megha Jagawat


Megha Jagawat is a Kathak dancer and choreographer. From a young age, she started learning the art of Kathak from Master Girdhari Maharaj and in 2005, she graduated with a Master of Dance from the University of Lucknow (Bhathkande Sangheet Mahavidyalaya). She has received training in various Indian folk dances (Kalbeliya, Lavani, Banghra, etc.).

With her rich artistic career, Megha has demonstrated many times her great talent both as a dancer and a choreographer. She has performed, in particular, in numerous international events such as the “Opéra Carmen” in Strasbourg (France), the “Festival Sfinks” (Belgium), “Jour de fête” at the Maison des Arts in Créteil (France), the festival “Les Orientales”, the festival “24 heures du Raga” at the Cité de la Musique (Paris), the Victoires de la musique, among many others.

Megha has been teaching dance for over fifteen years, in India as well as in France. She is also regularly invited to teach workshops abroad.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS


Awards & Achievements
  • 1988 - RAJASTHAN SHREE AWARD

  • 1988 - APPRECIATION AND AWARD BY INFORMATION
    AND BROADCASTING MINISTER OF INDIA.

  • 1988 - JAIPUR MANI AWARD BY RAJASTHAN PATRIKA DURING JAIPUR MOHOTSAV

  • 1988 - VISHISHT VYAKTI AWARD BY PALLAVI SANSTHAN

  • 1993 - BARGAD AWARD BY SONIYA GANDHI

  • 1997 - NRITYA SAMRAT AWARD BY JODHPUR KATHAK KENDRA

  • 2000 - HONOURED BY SANSKAR BHARTI

  • 2001 - KALA RATNAKAR AWARD BY H.H. MAHARJA BHAWANI SINGH

  • 2001 - MAHARAJA ISHWARI SINGH AWARD BY H.H. MAHARAJA BHAWANI SINGH OF JAIPUR

  • 2002 -RAJASTHAN SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY EXCELLENCY AWARD BY SHRI ASHOK GEHLOT CHIEF MINISTER OF RAJASTHAN INDIA.

  • 2004 - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • 2005 - MANAD SADASYATA AWARD BY PINK CITY PRESS CLUB,JAIPUR.

  • 2005 - LOK NARAYAN ,JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN AWARD.

  • 2006 - WAKADKAR SAMMAN BY SANSKAR BHARTI AT ITS SILVER JUBLIEE CEREMONY.

  • 2007 - AJEEVAN MANAD SADASYATA AWARD BY PINK CITY PRES CLUB JAIPUR

  • 2008 - NRITYA SAMRAT AWARD BY IIKDM INDIA

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