Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Summer School

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The Bhavan, London's largest Institute for Classical Indian Arts Training & Presentation, is hosting its 31st Annual Summer School of Indian Music & Dance.

Learn from the Masters! Tabla, Bharatnatyam Dance, Sitar, Mridangam (South Indian Drum), Kathak Dance, Hindustani & Karnatic Vocal, Karnatic Violin! Meet new people.....deepen your practice of Music & Dance Designed for Intermediate to Advanced students ONLY.

16 July - 7 August 2016

Registration - 16 July 2pm - 4pm

At The Bhavan - West Kensington

Meet the Teachers, they will assess your level

RECEIVE 14 Classes over 3 weeks + Opportunity to Perform on The Bhavan Stage to a captive audience


  • Sumitra Guha – Hindustani Vocal
  • Rani Khanam – Kathak Dance
  • Sudha Ragunathan – Karnatic Vocal
  • Srekala Bharath – Bharatanatyam Dance


  • Pt Rajkumar Misra - Tabla
  • M Balachandar - Mridangam
  • Balu Raguraman - Karnatic Violin
  • Sanjay Guha - Sitar

Kathak, Bharatanatyam - £175(incl dance music) (£190 if paid after 21 July)

Karnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal - £145 (£160 if paid after 21 July)

Karnatic Violin, Mridangam, Sitar, Tabla - £125 (£140 if paid after 21 July)

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Summer School Showcase 1

Karnatic Vocal Concert by Sudha Ragunathan

Sun 24 July, 6pm

£20, £15, £10.

Back by popular demand, Sudhaji is considered one of the brightest stars in Karnatic music. Awarded the prestigious Padmabhushan title her deep relish for tradition and mystical old-world charm is addictive.

She will be accompanied by Balu Raguraman on violin, Balachandar on Mridangam and preceded on vocals by upcoming artiste Sivakami Sibi, senior disciple of Smt Sivashakti Sivanesan.

Summer School Showcase 2

Bharatanatyam Dance by Srekala Bharath

Sat 30 July, 6pm

£15, £10, £7.50.

Srekala, disciple of renowned Guru K J Sarasa, is a passionate dancer, ingenious choreographer and an inspirational teacher. Her creative journey has taken her through 24 countries spanning 5 continents.

She will be preceded by upcoming artistes, Madhu and Mahima Chandrasekhar, senior disciples of Sri Prakash Yadagudde.

Summer School Showcase 3

Hindustani Vocal Concert by Smt Sumitra Guha

Sun 31 July, 5pm

 £15, £10, £7.50

Sumitraji is known for her expertise in Hindustani schools of classical music. The Government of India honoured her in 2010, with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri. She will be accompanied by Pt Rajkumar Misra on Tabla and preceded by upcoming artistes, Torsha Chattaraj on vocals, senior disciple of Smt Chandrima Misra, and Dhanraj on Tabla, senior disciple of Pt Rajkumar Misra.

Summer School Showcase 4

Kathak Dance Recital by Rani Khanam

Sun 31 July, 7.30pm

£15, £10, £7.50.

Rani is a sensitive and astute interpreter of the Lucknow Gharana. Her style reflects deep comprehension of the dance tradition. She sets new dimensions and is a source of inspiration to younger generations. She will be preceded by upcoming Kathak artiste, Abhinav Mishra, disciple of Sri Abhay Shankar Mishra.

Summer School Finale

A Concert showcasing all The Bhavan Summer School Students

Sat 6 & Sun 7 August, 4pm

£10 incl snacks

A grand finale celebration showcasing the talents of The Bhavan’s Summer School students from the many departments in Music and Dance.

Art Workshop

Techniques of Indian Miniature Paintings, by Ramu Ramdev

Timings: Monday 25th July - Friday July 29th, 2016. 11:00pm - 5:00pm

Master Miniature Painter Ramu Ramdev will be visiting The Bhavan for the Fourth time, to share his skills with students keen to learn techniques of Traditional Indian Miniature Painting in five day workshop. Fees include the use of all painting material. An Exhibition of the Finest work of Master painter Ramu Ramdev and his brothers, Govind Ramdev, Shyamu Ramdev & Hemant Ramdev will be on show during the workshop.

Previous students are welcome to bring in their framed artwork for exhibition.

Fees: £150, £125 (under 18)

Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for registration form. £25 for registering a place, which forms part of your total fees.

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