the "Best Classical Dancer" in the All-India Music and Dance
Satya Narayana Charka: dancing into global hearts …a raconteur who has
taken Indian stories to different parts of the world through his dance.
(he) has made Kathak accessible to hundreds of American students… Pt Charka
and his students from the US were recently in Bangalore on the invitation
of Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, which was also part of
their four-city tour in India. … Pt Charka himself performed two pieces,
enthralling the gathering with his flawless moves, expressions and an
agility that belies his age …"It's culture which makes the business of
living richer," (he says). "It is this force that prompts me to keep
the torch of culture lit in our hearts and minds"… With a cultural
ambassador like Pt Charka, the East indeed does meet the West!
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For Mr. Charka, this was the second such collaboration. He says the audiences connect because of the strong narrative and emotional content. "What we express with our faces is as important as our dancing" he explains "Kathak and Flamenco dance are both based on telling stories"
Satya Narayana Charka implements narrative gestures and subtle eye movements
alongside Del Conte's fluid turns and seductive flourishes. Intertwining
their bodies as they do the dance styles they are mixing, the four dancers
execute identical footwork combinations, pairing the clicks of nailed
heels with the jingle of ankle bells.
Narayana Charka brought to his dancing power, intelligence and a variety
of acting moods which mark him as a truly creative artist. The technical
brilliance of his dances is matched by the beauty of his costumes. His
has been an important contribution to the world of art.
superb, classic...all credit to Satya Narayan Charka...
Narayana Charka's dances are swirls of vivid color...his Kathak duet with
Fumiko Yazawa is believed first of its kind by Indo- Japanese artists.
Kathak rises to a sparkle when he suddenly leaps to demonstrate...
dance...I had the impression of being present in a graceful dream...
held the audience spellbound as he displayed his magical footwork with
his performance Charka stunned the audience with his whirlwind spins and
intricate footwork. At times he was able to vibrate his body while standing
in a straight position almost to the point of levitation...
of India"...Charka's Kathak dance has evolved to the highest degree
Mahotsav...Charka in the title role convincingly brought out the nobility
as well ask the psychology of Karna...
Maya Rao's Natya Institute of Kathak & Choreography celebrated 30th
anniversary...announced a dance drama on Karna in Kathak style in Bangalore
on May 13th, 1995...Charka developed Karna as a dance drama ...highlighted
positive aspects of character...set an example for choreography ...very
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