Strings n steps
- ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS AND FESTIVALS
..........................A Class for the Mass
Awardees : Strings N Steps Global Award
Shri Amarendra Khatua (Director General, ICCR), Padmabhusan Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (renowned sitar maestro), Vidushi Saroja vidyanathan (Bharatnatyam exponent), Ustad Hasmat Ali khan (Tabla wizard), Pt. Dev Bansraj (Renowned vocalist from canada) and Pt. Prateek Chaudhuri (Sitar Maestro).
A professional dancer, choreographer and teacher, Malti Shyam is one of India's foremost exponents of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak. Trained under Shrimati Reba Vidyarthi; and Pandit Birju Maharaj at the Kathak Kendra, she is known for the lyrical grace and technical precision of her dance.
At present she is teaching at the Kathak Kendra, the national institute of Kathak dance, New Delhi. She is a top-grade artist of Doordarshan and is on the outstanding artist panel of ICCR. A critically acclaimed performer, she has given innumerable solo performances at all of the major festivals in India such as Sangeet Natak Academy Festival, Kerala; Music Academy, Chennai; Khajuraho Festival, Khajuraho; Maharaj Bindadin Jayanti, Delhi; Kathak Mahotsav, Allahbad; International Dance Festival, Delhi; Music and Dance Festivals at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta, Madras, Patna, Poona, Shimla and Trivandrum. and abroad.
Her choreographies have been presented additionally at the Kumbalgarh Festival; Konark Mandap; Paavas Ritu, Bhopal, Megh Utsav, Sambhalpur, Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Mahabalipuram in India; and in South Africa, China (for the ICCR at the 7th Asian Art Festival), Czech Republic, and Senegal.
USTAD AKRAM KHAN
Akram Khan born in the family of musicians .He hails from the famous gharana of tabla calls AJRADA GHARANA one of the most popular gharana(style) in the field of music.Since his childhood he has been trained under the guidance of Ustad Mohd Shafi Khan ,who was his great grand father and also he is fortunate to learn from Ustad Niazu Khan.
Akram Khan is the 7th (seventh)unbroken generation in his family, who is carrying the art.From his childhood his was acknowledged by the great masters of tabla. He is also fortunate to accompany his father Ustad Hashmat Ali Khan in various part of world to spread the name of AJRADA GHARANA .
Akram Khan has done is graduation in B.Com (bachelor of commerce) from meerut college.He has also completed his Sangeet Visharadh from Chandigarh, Prabhakar and Sangeet Praveen from Allahabad.He has been honored by All India Radio ,Delhi felicitating him top grade and outstanding from ICCR.