Raue Center For The Arts hosts a vibrant dance show in Chicago featuring a dynamic classical dance form from India. All are invited to support a beautiful cultural experience on August 6th at 5:00 pm.
Artistic Director, Shri Prashant Shah, a senior disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia is one of the very few critically acclaimed male performers. Born and raised in India and now a US citizen, Prashant feels honored to be the first recipient of the SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI YUVA PURASKAR [ National award ] established by the President of India.
Prashant’s unique creative and aesthetical approach in his traditional and experimental presentations of Kathak as a soloist and as a choreographer, has earned him a place in the prestigious empaneled list of ‘ESTABLISHED ARTIST’ category in ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and also a TOP grade artiste of Indian Television artists panel. Prashant is regularly commissioned by international choreographers to create collaborative works of Kathak with other dance styles like Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, Bharat Natyam, Modern and Contemporary as a dancer & choreographer all over Europe, North America & Asia. Prashant has performed extensively all across the globe where his performances are appreciated and acclaimed by both, critics and connoisseurs.
Prashant will be accompanied by his Company Dancers from across the country. The Company has performed at several prestigious venues in the US including Carnegie Hall and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.