Mansee Singhi, a member of the United Nations International Dance Council, is a trained and accomplished Kathak dancer specializing in the Lucknow and Jaipur Gharanas. She has showcased her performance at various International festivals representing the country and has performed in several dance and cultural exchanges in India, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America. Her talent was crafted and refined under the guidance of renowned Kathak Guru – Smt. Asha Joglekar and she has also trained with other leading gurus of India. Her lucid compositions are very original in style. She has been training as a dancer since she was seven years old. Notably her mastery of style remains in Kathak and folk arts of Rajasthan – Ghoomar. Mansee strongly believes in collaborating with other artists and performers to learn, share and spread the art form. Other than these skills, she possesses interests in learning other International dance types like Egyptian belly dance. Mansee has choreographed various dance pieces and has been invited to conduct educational workshops and demonstrations.
Some of her work include:Kala Sangam – A confluence a of two dance forms from Northern and Southern parts of the Indian sub-continent namely Bharatnatyam and Kathak
Beat and Taal – An engaging musical composition linking the traditional and modern Kathak
Path to Happiness – A Journey of emotions to attain true inner peace and happiness expressed through Kathak
Ta Dha – A collaboration showcasing Tap dance and Kathak
Mansee Singhi is an artist, a performer and a choreographer. She started her Kathak training in 1991 and became a member of the United Nations International Council of Dance in 2012. Her talent was crafted and refined under the guidance of renowned Kathak Guru – Smt. Ashaji Joglekar (Archana Nrityalaya), Mumbai. During her training, Mansee underwent rigorous training with emphasis on perfection-Baarikiya and practice-Riyaz. Her dances reflect her hard work and focus in elegance-Nazakat, rhythm-Layakari and command over recitation-Pandhant. She has also trained with other leading Gurus and has been a part of numerous workshops conducted by Pt. Birju Maharaj (Srajan Festival, Mumbai) and Guru Kumudini Lakhia (NCPA, Mumbai). Mansee has performed and displayed her skills in India, Singapore, Malaysia and USA. Mansee possesses skills of another dance style Ghoomar, which originates from her cultural roots – the colorful land of Rajasthan. She started training in this folk form at the age of 15 with renowned teacher Late. Smt. Bharati Tolani, Founder of Chhaya Academy of Arts, Mumbai. Her training consisted of learning different styles using props such as thali, manjira, chang and dupatta. In 2000, Mansee took part in Chhaya Academys tour to USA, where she performed and showcased the culture and art forms of Rajasthan. She continued her Kathak training under Guru Smt. Shila Mehta where she cultivated and enhanced her interest in dance through a balance of emotions and physique. Mansee has been actively participating in various dance events and festivals. She strongly believes in collaborating with other artists and performers to learn, share and spread the art form. In 2015, she conceptualized Kala Sangam to celebrate World Dance Day, a platform to bring different artists and art forms together.
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