Dance

 

Proficient in Bharathnatyam (Indian Classical Dance) and studied for 18 years since the age of five.

Studied from U.S.Krishna Rao, Bangalore, for 14 years and
MR Krishnamurthy, Madras, for four years.

Awarded Bharathnatyam Maharathnam - (The Great Diamond of Indian Classical Dance) by the World Development Parliament, West Bengal, India, 1989.

Worldwide performances, dance recitals, demonstration lectures in the United States of America, India, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus & the United Kingdom.  Studied Classical Carnatic instrumental music ( Veena ) for 20 years, India,  since the age of five.

Bharathanatyam performances for the Ministry of Culture, Greece and danced at the Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece for a cover story of 'Eikones' magazine, Athens.

 

Performances for Indian Embassies in Europe and the United States.

 

Studied Contemporary Dance, Merce Cunningham School, New York, and Jazz Dance at Astoria Dance School, New York. Conducted research in Dance Therapy ( Physiotherapy and Psychotherapy ) in the Bay Area, California.

Taught dance in India and America for ten years.

RAVE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS!

* "She could have danced all night! Not Eliza Dolittle, but Deepti Diwakar who gave a scintillating recital. Trained by a world renowned dance couple, Deepti excelled in her performance" 

FEMINA, Bombay

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* "She dances for peace, uniting the cultures of India and Greece. With exquisite grace, she is like unto a Caryatid of the Parthenon"

EIKONES, Greece

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* "Diwakar brings to life the mythological figures of ancient India..."  

KYPRIAKI, Cyprus

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* "Religious dance by Deepti Diwakar at the Kosmos center..."

DE STEM, Amsterdam

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* "Captivating! You will find beauty, grace and talent exquisitely combined..."

INDIA CURRENTS, California

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* "Critics' choice...One of the leading exponents of Bharatha natyam"

THE ARGUS, OAKLAND TRIBUNE, California

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* "Enchanting! Deepti is an authentic and talented source of dance sharing her art with the community of San Francisco"

SAN FRANCISCO LIBRARY

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Teaching Recommendations
 
* "I can highly recommend her as a teacher and performer"
Benedicte Schoyen, Director,
Santa Monica Dance Studio
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* "Professional, nurturing. I am fortunate to study from her. Truly remarkable teacher"

Blossom Chowattakunnel, Los Angeles

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* "Superb teacher, Calm and compassionate"

Pragya Trivedi, Bay Area

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* "I recommend Deepti as a teacher, Knowledgeable, patient"

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance, Berkeley

 

E-mail: deediwa@gmail.com

Call her at: +91-80-23610330 / 23612064.

 

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