Aayushi has experience in managing artists and programming art events. Her key areas of interest are production management, concept design and team management, which are supplemented by her skills in multi-tasking, strategic planning and storytelling.
Analysing the influence of Bollywood on Kathak's traditional training: an autoethnographic study
This dissertation explains the traditional training method of Guru Shishya Parampara used in one of India’s eight classical dance forms, Kathak and how today it is being practised by people across the globe, while people are also fascinated with the glamorous sets and choreographies in Bollywood. As an autoethnographic study, this paper shall reflect on the author’s personal opinions and background as a Kathak dancer in accordance to opinions from different Kathak practitioners on the idea of students and teachers getting influenced by so-called ‘Kathak’ choreographies presented in Bollywood. This study shall also expand on how Bollywood shapes the mindset of dancers through different platforms and training techniques. Lastly, this paper shall tap on points talking about the importance of retaining the traditional value and vocabulary of a classical art form with a modern vision.
May – August 2019
Apsaras Arts, Singapore
June – July 2018
Josh Talks, India
World Integrity Centre, India
Concept and programme intern