Kalpana Varma

Kalpana Varma

A trained Kathak Dancer, teacher & choreographer with her ardent devotion, unrelenting “Riyaz” and a thirst for equi-balance in TAL (rhythm), ANG (movements) and ABHINAYA (acting or histronics) has helped her work to attract both the connoisseur and the audience. After topping the three year diploma course conducted by Kathak Kendra Delhi, she was trained under the tutelage of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. She learnt percussion, Phakhawaj & Tabla under Guru Purushottam Dasji of Nathdwara, thus imbibing the nuances of rhythm, so important to the extensive understanding of the complexities of the instrument and its relation & consonance to the Kathak format. Kalpana has performed extensively winning acclaim for her work & repertoire in India and abroad and has been associated with leading Musical bodies like Conservatory of Indian classical music, Madras, Punjab Association, BhartiyaNrithya Kalamandir. She has been teaching with leading schools of Delhi mainly being Convent of