Yasmin Singh’s skilled transitions from water and sanitation to Kathak

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): Dr Yasmin Singh, a development sector specialist turned acclaimed Kathak dancer, mesmerized the audience at the Miranda House annual cultural fest ‘Tempest 2024’ in Delhi University’s North Campus. Coming from Bhopal, Yasmin has achieved significant milestones in her Kathak journey.

Yasmin completed her doctorate in Kathak from Raja Man Singh Tomar Sangeet Vishwadvidyalaya, Gwalior, and her Master’s from Indira Kala evam Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh. Initiated into Kathak by Guru Madhukar Jagtapji, she has honed her skills under renowned teachers like Pandit Arjun Mishra of Lucknow.

Initially pursuing Kathak as a hobby while working in the development sector for the Government of India, Yasmin transitioned into making it her profession and passion. Empanelled with ICCR and a graded Doordarshan artiste, she explores the aesthetic aspects of Kathak, focusing on light, design, costumes, and thematic presentations.

Experimenting with Kathak’s style and structure, Yasmin has produced, directed, and choreographed several successful productions. At ‘Tempest 2024’, she showcased her versatility and flawless execution through acts like ‘Surya Vandana’, ‘Sargam’, ‘Draupadi’, and ‘Thumri-Chandrabadni’, receiving acclaim for her performances.

Supported by her talented troupe, Yasmin presented a 50-minute performance at the cultural festival, captivating the audience with her grace and skill. Her dedication to Kathak and innovative approach to the dance form continue to earn her recognition and admiration in the realm of Indian classical dance.


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