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Piyush Raj

Kathak Dancer

Goregaon East, Mumbai, India- 400063.

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Overview

I have had my advanced kathak training from his Guru Late Shri Bireshwar Gautam, (Lucknow Gharana) who was also a very well know kathak dancer and an ace thumri singer. I have been learning and performing kathak since last 18 years. I have also given many performances all over India and has the opportunity to perform in many prestigious Festivals with my Late Guru Bireshwar Gautam. like the Spirit of Unity Concerts and National Integration in Chennai, Mumbai Kala Ghoda festival and The Ellora Festival- both organized by MTDC and also in Basant Utsav in Delhi, organized by none other than the kathak maestro- Pandit Birju Maharaj, and the Purush Festival in Mumbai.

I have also attended various Kathak workshops conducted by Pt. Birju Maharaj and also by Guru Pratap Pawar from London.

Am currently the Secretary of - KATHAK DARPAN Cultural Centre, an institute which imparts training in kathak to various students and organises various dance festivals as well.

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Before 9am
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9am-Noon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Noon-3pm
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3pm-6pm
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Languages Spoken

Bengali, Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) from Mumbai in 1992.

Visharad in Kathak from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in 1997.

Kathak workshop with Birju Maharaj from Banyan tree and Nahru centre in 1998.

Kathak workshop with Pratap pawar from Ninad in 2011.

Master class by Aditi Mangaldas from NCPA in 2017.

Master class with Aditi Mangaldas from National centre for Performing Arts NCPA in 2018.

Address

Goregaon East, Mumbai, India- 400063.

Dance Classes Overview

Dance Classes

Age groups catered to

Above 25 yrs, 10 yrs to 25 yrs

Dance form taught

Kathak Dance Classes

Class Location

Tutor's Home

Years of Experience in Dance Classes

15

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Reviews (5)

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5.0 from 5 reviews

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- by Parmjit Kaur

attended Kathak

posted on 09 Nov, 2017

"A great place for learning Indian Classical Dance. I have been learning Kathak there for more than three months and have made a good progress aided by Piyush Sir's committed and professional teaching. It is a prestigious venue and I really enjoy being there. "

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- by Palak Kaserwal

attended Dance

posted on 08 Nov, 2017

"I have been learning with Piyush sir since almost 6 months now and the experience has been truly enriching. I have learnt not just the dance movements but also the essence of Kathak and the meaning behind different aspects of this art form. "

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- by Jatin

attended Dance

posted on 08 Nov, 2017

"I always wanted to Learn Kathak in its truest form and was searching for a teacher until I came know about Kathak Darpan conducted by Piyush. Piyush is an amazing Kathak Exponent who believes in building Foundation among students. I am happy to learn Kathak at Kathak Darpan because Piyush’s style is traditionally deep rooted and graceful. "

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- by Shrutika

attended Dance

posted on 08 Nov, 2017

"A brilliant experience. Being a complete novice to the art form, I was sceptical about joining a Kathak class. I realised upon joining the class how relaxed the atmosphere was, thanks to sir. He teaches patiently and tells us not only the nuances of the dance but also the why and how of the same. Needless to say he is an accomplished dancer with all his merits, and one of the best I have seen. "

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Answers by Piyush (3)

"Hi, I'm 25-year old non-dancer, and I wish to learn dance is it the right age to do so?" in   Dance

Yes of course you should..there is no age restriction to learn dance or any other art form!! Please learn dance! 

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"I want to become a singer, so what should I learn Hindustani classical or light vocal?" in   Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Indian Classical Music/Hindustani Music

Should learn hindustani classical as a foundation and then explore other genres..

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"I want to learn lyrical feel dance style? What is the monthly fee?" in   Dance/Choreography

Hi Rahul, the best lyrical feel dance form in classical dance is Odissi. You can google odissi dance on youtube and see it for yourself. At our institute in Goregoan east, we have classes for Odissi dance style twice in a week and the monthly fees are 2000 rs. This is taught by the renowned Odissi dance exponent Guru Shubhada Varadkar. Please do contact me if you need further informaiton. Thanks. 

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Dance Classes

Age groups catered to

Above 25 yrs, 10 yrs to 25 yrs

Dance form taught

Kathak Dance Classes

Class Location

Tutor's Home

Years of Experience in Dance Classes

15

Hindustani Music classes

Profession

Awards and Recognition

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"Hi, I'm 25-year old non-dancer, and I wish to learn dance is it the right age to do so?" in   Dance

Yes of course you should..there is no age restriction to learn dance or any other art form!! Please learn dance! 

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"I want to become a singer, so what should I learn Hindustani classical or light vocal?" in   Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Indian Classical Music/Hindustani Music

Should learn hindustani classical as a foundation and then explore other genres..

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0

"I want to learn lyrical feel dance style? What is the monthly fee?" in   Dance/Choreography

Hi Rahul, the best lyrical feel dance form in classical dance is Odissi. You can google odissi dance on youtube and see it for yourself. At our institute in Goregoan east, we have classes for Odissi dance style twice in a week and the monthly fees are 2000 rs. This is taught by the renowned Odissi dance exponent Guru Shubhada Varadkar. Please do contact me if you need further informaiton. Thanks. 

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Piyush Raj describes himself as Kathak Dancer. He conducts classes in Dance and Hindustani Music. Piyush is located in Goregaon East, Mumbai. Piyush takes Regular Classes- at his Home. He has 20 years of teaching experience . Piyush has completed Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) from Mumbai in 1992 and Visharad in Kathak from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in 1997. He is well versed in Bengali, Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati. Piyush has got 5 reviews till now with 100% positive feedback.

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