Pooja Bhatnagar, internationally renowned Kathak artist and disciple of Smt Geetanjali Lal and Shri Rajendra Gangani, began her training in Kathak dance at an early age of 6. A proficient and highly dynamic solo artist, Pooja has performed traditional Kathak solos to great acclaim in dance festivals in India, Japan, New Zealand and throughout Indonesia. Apart from a dancer she is also a Certified Yoga Acharya from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.
Her performances are marked for her technical virtuosity and brilliant execution.
Pooja has choreographed numerous Kathak dance works, including ‘Shikhandini’, ‘Putri Sagara‘, and ‘Buddha Charita’ to name a few.
Pooja has performed extensively in different parts of Indonesia The list includes solo and group performances in Solo International Performing Art (July 2010), Jogja International Street Festival (Oct 2010), Festival of India in Universitas Indonesia (Oct 2010), Bali Art Festival (2011), Bali Spirit Festival (2009),Borobudur International Art Festival (2011), Kulfest International Jogja (Nov 2017), Festival Payung Indonesia (Sept 2018) etc.
She served as a teacher cum Performer at Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Center, Jakarta. She now regularly teaches and mentors students in Jakarta and Bali in the art of Kathak. As a dancer, choreographer and Yoga Acharya, her live performances combine the richness of India’s culture with an Indonesian creativity. She continues the mission of promoting, educating, and thus preserving the rich heritage of Kathak around the world.
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For more information about Pooja, see www.kathakpooja.com