Bharatanaatyam choreographer, performer and teacher.
Started career in prforming arts, Bharatanaatyam at the...
Bharatanaatyam choreographer, performer and teacher.
• Started career in prforming arts, Bharatanaatyam at the age of 11 yrs. under the guidance of Guru Uma Tilak from Kalaniketan Institute, Pune.
• Completed her Arangetram in February 2001.
• Passed Visharad Poorna in Bharatanaatyam from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay Mandal, Mumbai in February 2007.
• Has been in the field of teaching since 2008.
• Masters in Performing Arts - Bharatanaatyam from Lalit Kala Kendra - Centre for Performing Arts, Savitribai Phule Pune Vidyapeeth April 2010 under well-known Bharatanaatyam exponent and Guru Shri. Parimal Phadke under Gurukul System.
• Passed University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test For Lectureship and research in the June 2012.
• Established own teaching institution in the year 2013 namely Saadhana Nrityalaya for imparting knowledge of Bharatanaatyam.
• Established a partnership firm ‘Samarpit Creations’ in the year 2013 with an aim to spread awareness of moral value systems propagated by our ancient Sages and Saints through the medium of classical dance forms, music and visual arts.
Neha is one of the performing artists who represent the young generation that is into preserving and prospering the spiritual and cultural values of India. Neha started learning Bharatanaatyam at the age of 11 under the guidance of Guru Uma Tilak. She completed her Arangetram under her guidance in the year 2001. She has completed ‘Vishaarad’ from Gaandharva Mahavidyalay, Mumbai. She further pursued the degree of M.A in Bharatanaatyam from Centre for Performing Arts, University of Pune in the year 2010 under the guidance of Guru Parimal Phadke. She has also cleared the prestigious UGC NET exam for lectureship and junior research fellowship. She is now a professional Bharatanaatyam performer and a vibrant choreographer.
Thus, Neha is a choreographer who has put forth unique and spiritual concepts through her choreographies. She has been choreographing for more than six years now. She has choreographed concepts like Sadguru, Stotras based on the concept of Advaita-non duality, Characters of Ramayana, abhangas of saints from Maharashtra, Couplets from the grantha Shree Dnyaaneshwari and many more.
Her choreographies explore the deeper meanings of the spiritual concepts. She tries to put forth these concepts in a simple manner so as to communicate to the audiences of all age groups. Her choreographies range from a small group of 4 dancers to a large group of around 30 artists.
Her choreographies have been witnessed and appreciated from renowned personalities like Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Anand Madgulkar, Poojaniya Sunil Chincholkar, Late Smita Talwalkar, Late Prabhakar Wadekar, Charuhas Pandit, Vinay Phadnis (Phadnis Constructions), Prabhakar Ji Jog, Yashodhan Bhide (Director, Abhiruchi Mall and Multiplex).
An insight into her choreographies
Raamayan Aadarsh Samaaj Ka Swarnachitra
It is a dance production based on the characters from Vaalmiki Raamayana. The production focuses on unveiling the moral values in their lives. Renowned music director Jeevan Dharmadhikari has written songs based on the characters from Vaalmiki Raamayana. Neha has choreographed these compositions which bring out the values from the lives of these characters. She presents this production with renowned bharatanaatyam performers Parimal Phadke, Pavitra Bhat and Sacchidanand Narayankar and her group of 30 artists. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Aanand Madgulkar, Poojaniya Sunil Chincholkar have graced the performances with their presence. She has perormed this production all over Maharashtra for Rotary Club, Lokmanya Nagar, Pune, Phadnis Constructions, Dikshit Industries, Nashik; Tej Advertising, Pune, Central Hidu Military Education Society, Nashik.
It was a proud moment for Neha to perform on a stage, left intact by the organisers of Sawai Gandharva Bheemsen Mahotsav on December 14, 2015 in front of an audience of approximately 5000 school students, their parents, teachers and distinguished guests of the Deccan Education Society’s Ramanbaug grounds, Pune.
Shree Mangalaachranam is based on couplets from Shree Dnyaaneshwari and the stotras of Aadi Shankaraachaarya. The basic aim of the choreography is to propagate the lives and thoughts of the two Saints. Keeping this in mind Neha has structured this choreography and she performs it with a group of 4 artists. Sant Seva Sangh’s trustee Swarnima has written the compering for this show. Charuhas Pandit, Late Prabhakar Wadekar, Late Smita Talwalkar, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar have appreciated this production.
A group of 30 dancers performing and unveiling the meaning of various abhangas of Maharashtrian Saints ; Dekhila Devo is a feast to the eyes and the mind!! The production mainly explores the layers of meanings of the abhangas. The choreography goes beyond the normal parameters to explore the spiritual meanings of these compositions. The exotic light effects, melodious and vibrant music, colorful costumes, variety of props mesmerize the audiences. The production is so designed that it focuses all the age groups. Dr Prabhakar Jog, have appreciated the production.
Neha has been working with an aim of rendering quality work and contribute towards propagating the knowledge of dance among the young minds. Teaching being her passion, she works with the motto of nurturing and developing the skills of the students.