MASTER CONCERT SERIES

A Dancing Love Story:

The Kathak Edition

Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 3pm - 4:30pm

Price: $20 per person

Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation is proud to showcase the first ever Kathak performance in NWA as a part of its 3rd anniversary celebrations. Sit back and enjoy an entrancing performance by Kumar Sharma and The Kathak Rockers!

Event Details

Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation is proud to showcase the first ever Kathak performance in NWA as a part of its 3rd anniversary celebrations. 

 

Kathak is a North Indian dance form that includes intense footwork, spins (called chakkars) and storytelling through movement. This show has been specially choreographed and performed by the amazing Kumar Sharma from Mumbai, India and his group, The Kathak Rockers for Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation. The story of love is woven through exciting and thrilling music with dance movements that will entrance the audience. Kumar is known for his energy, fast movement, grace and spell binding choreography.

 

Though we would have liked to host them in-person in Bentonville, we agreed to have an online performance, with everyone’s safety in mind. This is a performance not to be missed.

 

Enjoy this show: 

 

Option 1 - watch online through Zoom. Zoom details will be provided 24 hours before the show. Complimentary vegetarian, Indian snack boxes can be picked up on April 25 between 10am and 12pm from Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts (KIFA), 1380 SW Westpark Dr., Suite#2, Bentonville, AR 72712. 

 

Option 2 - Watch in-person on a big screen with limited seats at Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts (KIFA), 1380 SW Westpark Dr., Suite#2, Bentonville, AR 72712. Complimentary vegetarian, Indian snack boxes at the end of the show. Masks and spaced seating will be mandatory. 

 

Proceeds will be used to expand this rich history and exciting offerings throughout the year. Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation is a 501 c3 charitable organization; contributions are tax-deductible.

 

This project has been made possible by the generous grants provided to Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation by the Walton Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation, and CACHE.

About the Performers:

Kumar Sharma holds the National Scholarship in Kathak from Ministry of Culture, India and a Masters in Music Vocal from Mumbai University. He was also the disciple of Late Sh. SitaRam Ji (Jaipur Gharana) and is a researcher of twenty Indian Folk Dances.

 

Sharma has done various reality shows such as “Dance India Dance Season 3”, “India's Dancing Superstar”, and “India's Got Talent Season 6” just to name a few. He has also choreographed for Bollywood Dancing Queen Madhuri Dixit in “Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa 7 Grand Finale”, Jacqueline Fernandez in “Star Dust Awards 2017”, Krystal D'souza in “Zee Rishtey Awards 2017”, and the winning team of “India's Got Talent 5.”

 

He has performed in numerous international live shows including: 

 

SINGAPORE

•Kathak Fusion Concert in Singapore: A tale of love expressed with serenity of Kathak with a twist of Bollywood and International Fusion organised by SnR Dance and Events, Singapore

 

KENYA

•Ghungroo: An evening of Kathak, A pure kathak concert with 5 live musicians by Kumar Sharma in Nairobi, Kenya organised by Navrang Arts Foundation

 

UK (CENTRAL LONDON)

•A series of 60 shows of Beyond Bollywood: The Musical in Palladium Theatre, Central London

 

Kathak Rockers is the Crew of Kumar Sharma which has performed in many reality shows and in various national and international events. They are famous for their unique fusion of Kathak with different dance styles.