About Asawari
 
 
Asawari
Truly a “child-prodigy” Asavari has now established herself as dancer, choreographer, teacher researcher and composer.

Extremely dedicated to this art-form, she has been very fortunate to have received training in a true 'Guru-Shishya Parampara' style from a great guru which reflects in her performance and also her correct perception in the field of Choreography-traditional and experimental aspects combined.......


Training
Extensive training for 8 years from Guru Rohini Bhate; last 8 years from Guru Rajendra Gangani
Academic Education Bachelor of Arts,Masters in Computer Management (M.C.M)
Qualifications in Dance and Music Nritya Visharad, Nritya Alankar and Doctorate in kathak dance; Sangeet Visharad(Vocal)
Prizes 1st prizes at local, state level & national level competitions.
Performances Participated in programmes such as -
National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nehru Centre (Mumbai).
Kathak performance in Lucknow.
Kerala Film Festival (Trivandrum).
Solo performances -
IIC (India International Centre - Delhi)
Kathakostsav- Delhi (In memory of Late Guru Mohanrao Kalyanpurkar) Nishagandhi festival - Trivendrum, Shakuntala Sangeet Samaroha -Vashi. Also performed solo at Jodhpur, Goa,Pune,Mumbai,Nashik.
In Platinum year of Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal (ABGMM) Asavari performed before her guruji with her students in Ahmedabad; the event was organized by ABGMM.
Has performed in the presence of Great Artists such as Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Grammy award winner Pandit VishwaMohan Bhatt,  Guru Parvati Kumar, Guru Kumudini Lakhiya,  Dr. Kanak Rele & Pt.Anindo Chatterjee.
Accomplishments
Asavari is an empanelled artist of ICCR;she performed at Pune, Mumbai and Trivendrum -the events were organized by ICCR.
Recently Asavari received the membership of the Council for International Dance (CID) which is affiliated with the world renowned organization UNESCO.
She is a recipient of Late Smt Pushpalata Ranade Scholarship (Rs. 1 Lakh);she received it in the auspicious presence of Shri Babasaheb Purandare,Late Dajikaka Gadgil and Dr S.B.Muzumdar
Asavari has been appointed as an examiner in Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal and Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.
Was among the jury members for the selection of students for the scholarship of Centre for cultural resources and training(CCRT) - Government of India.
Research Work
Asavari has successfully completed research work in the field of Kathak; the title of her thesis is being ‘Ashabdik Arthavahi Kathakavishkar’ – that is “expressing through kathak, without the help of language from literature”. She has choreographed many rachanas for her research work and a special mention is needed here that she herself has composed music for some of these choreographies.

She had a good fortune as she could meet many stalwarts, Gurus from the field of Kathak as well as Hindustani classical music in relation with her research work.

Choreography
Has been doing creative work for solo and group dance choreography for the past 20 years.

People marvel at Asavari's deft hand in blending vocal and instrumental music with dance; that she has started doing that since her childhood, is the most astonishing aspect.

In “Prithvi”,she describes the abundance and the limitless variety of The Mother earth which she offers to us- humans, and so shows her gratefulness to Mother Earth.This is shown with the excellent help of Sanskrit Shlokas and music.
In another descriptive nritya rachana,Asavari shows the greatness and importance of "Sun" in our lives.This rachana is very special because only music of Santoor has been chosen for it.
"In resemblance with Abhisarika", she describes a young girl, playfully leaving the house to meet her lover,setting aside otherwise interesting happenings in nature that always drew her attention.
Choreographed on recorded music composed by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt;based on Meghdoot
Choreographed on Sitar composition played by Late Pandit Ravi Shankar (Sitar in Raga Megh Malhar ) when she was only 14 years old.
Western classical ballet music- “Nutcracker” entirely done in Kathak dance style.
An interesting choreography with the theme of important Nritta aspects based on Percussion instruments rachana.
Many “Taranas” and Tabla bols by great maestros on which solo and group choreography has been done and amply appreciated.
Has choreographed a typical "Hori" song from North India,Bhajan "Bhaja Mann Narayan" again from North India which is sung by Bharat Ratna Shrimati Lata Mangeshkar and the Great Maestro of Hindustani classical Vocal Music Pt.Bhimsen Joshi.
Asavari also has choreographed items like Abhanga and Ganesh Stuti which have received great applause from classes as well as massess.
Has choreographed a "Nrityanatika".