PERFORMANCES & PRODUCTIONS

• Maharaj Kalka Bindadin Kathak Mahotsav by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi
• Guru Shishya Parampara at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
• Yuva Mahotsav by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
• Sharat Chandrika by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi
• Nritya Mahotsav by Central Sangeet Natak Academy, Bhubaneshwar
• Spirit of Freedom Concert in memory of Pt. Durga Lal at Siri Fort Auditorium, NewDelhi.
• Festival of Hyderabad, completion of 400 years of city at Hyderabad.
• Nritya Pratibha in memory of late Kundanlal Gangani by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi in Hyderabad.
• Vasanth Utsav by Kalashram of Pandit Birju Maharaj, New Delhi.
• Guru Shishya Praampara at Bharat Bhavan , Bhopal
• Achchan Maharaj Kathak Mahotsav by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi
• Pandit Durga Lal Memorial Society, New Delhi
• Shruthi Mandal, Jaipur
• Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur
• India International Centre, New Delhi
• Nritya Sandhya, Chennai
• Barabati Festival- Cuttak, Orissa
• Indian Council For Cultural Relations- Bangalore
• Surshri Kesarbai Kerkar Smriti Samaroh- Panjim ,Goa
• Nrityanjali Festival, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
• Dushera Festival, Kulu, Himachal Pradesh
• Abhinaya Sudha, Hyderabad
• Nritya Sandhya, Guwahati, Assam
• Sageet Natak Academy Festival, Jalandhar
• Andhra Academy, Hyderabad
• Guwahati Kalakshetra Festival of Music and Dance 2006
• Sam Ved Festival in memory of Pt Durga Lal at Pune
• SPICMACAY, Workshops
• S.N School, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
• C.C.R.T – Lec - dems for teachers on orientation program.
• Shooting for laser show at Lumbini park, Hyderabad.
• Kabir Vani , compositions based on Kabir’s poetry-Hyderabad in 2012
• Prestigious Nathaynjali Festival in divine Chidambaram Temple in 2012
• Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu 2012 In Kumbhakonam on the back drop of famous temple 2012
• Ghantasala Festivals in memory of renowned singer Ghantasala in Hyderabad & Chennai. 2012
• Silver Jubilee celebration of LVPEI, Hyderabad, 2013
• Hyderabad literary festival 2013, the performance was collaborated with German slam poetess and western classical music on piano.
• Kakatiya Festival, Warangal 2013
• CCMB for Dr. Bhargava’s foundation on the occasion of founders day celebration,2013
• Nritya Utsav orgnised by SICA, Hyderabad.2013
• 23rd Pt.Durga lal festival, Bhopal - 2013
• “Beyond Within” dance on contemporary poetry by poet Faraz, Hyderabad, 2013
• Kakatiya Festival, Warangal, 2013
• World Heritage Site, Ramappa Temple, Telangana, 2013
• Jugalbandi – Kathak and Oddissi at OSS 2013
• Doctor’s Conference, HICC, Hyderabad, 2013
• Collaborated to bring two distinct dance style Bhararnatym and Kathak with leading Bharat-Natyanm dancer 2013
• Jugalbandi in Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan by Narad Gana Ssabha, Chennai 2013
• Danced on the poetry from 16 to 19th century poets from Hyderabad in Deccani Urdu language.2014
• Rekti - dance choreographed for the occasion of “ women’s world congress.”2014
• Andhra Academy Vizak 2014
• Center for Economic and Social sciences, UN Convention on child rights, at NIMS
• ”Naad festival “ in Jaipur, in 2014
• Pottai on the occasion of Dussura in 2014
• Choreographed fashion show for India’s leading models with Indian traditional attire for fund raising 2014
• Choreographed dance on famous actress Shriya Saran for fundraising festival.2014.
• For Adya Educational Society to raise funds in the “ Joy of Giving week”, Naad Niranjana, Tirupati, 2014
• Kala - Varta in Khajuraho festival with two creative medium Fine and Performing art.2015
• Divine temple “ Sankatan Mochan festival “in Varanasi , in 2015
• 1st Formation year of Telangana , 2015
• Performed in Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015
• Was a part of the film on Kathak.2015
• “Swati Festival” in Chennai on Maharaja Swati Thirunal’s kritees in 2015.
• Doctor’s Conference, Jal Vihar Hyderabad 2015
• Performed for many cultural organisations in all cities of India.

Aakruti Kathak Kendra’s Performances & Productions:

• Nritya Bharati 25th Year Silver Jubilee, Bangalore, 2012
• Dushera Festival, Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad, 2013
• International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad 2013
• Kathak Presentation at Aga Khan Academy, 2013
• 4th Anniversary of Lamakaan, Hyderabad 2013
• Euro India summit 2013
• In presence of his highness prince Aga Khan, dignitaries of the Aga Khan foundation at Aga Khan Academy 2013
• Kathak Presentation, CCRT Amphitheatre 2013
• Panchatatva,on traditional and contemporary music, Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad 2013
• Round Table Conference, Hyderabad 2013
• Janmashtami Celebrations, ISKON, 2014
• Craft Village, Shilparamam 2014
• Documentary on Telengana
• Bramhakumari Global Peace Foundation, Hyderabad 2014
• Ugadi Festival, Secunderabad Club 2014
• K. W. conference 2014
• IASAP (Indian Association for Secretaries & Administrative Professionals) 2014
• Andhra Academy 2014
• The Last Mughal for BBC Documentary, William Darlymple 2015
• ‘Swati Festival ‘ in Chennai on Maharaja Swati Thirunal’s krities in 2015.
• Doctor’s Conference, Jal Vihar Hyderabad 2015
• Kathak with Qawali and Sufi poetry, Liquid Hub Annual Day in 2012
• Kathak on Jazz drums and classical traditional music compositions, GMR event with delegates from across the world, 2013
• Kathak Presentation, Westin Hotel Group, 2013
• Rangsutra - solo performance based on the compositions by mystic poet Kabir with Dhrupad music and Jazz drums, 2013
• Golkonda Festival “Pancha Tatva” ballet based on fusion and traditional music, 2014
• Five internationals from Russia on scholarship by ICCR, New Delhi, are undergoing trained of Kathak
• Antarang - the signature event of the institute, 2006, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2014
• Tarang - the annual event of the institute, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Performances Abroad:

• U.S.A - Solo & Duet performances
• West Germany - Solo performances
• Singapore - Solo and duet performances
• West Indies - Celebration of 150 years of Indians' arrival.
• South East Asian Countries -Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar, by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.
• Egypt - sponsored by Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
• Dubai - Duet and solo performances
• Malaysia- Duet and solo performances
• Mauritius - Ocean Festival by ICCR , New Delhi
• Kazakhstan - Days of India in Kazakhstan by ICCR
• Afghanistan - sponsored by ICCR, New Delhi
• England - Solo performances
• Uzbekistan -Performed in all the provinces of (former USSR)
• U.S.A. performing and conducting workshop regularly since 2007
• Canada performing and conducting workshop regularly since 2007
• Mexico- Participated in prestigious “Festival International Cervantino 2010 with her own group
• Russia - conducted Kathak workshops for over 50 students for a period of 14 days

Experimental works:

• Paroksh-Combination of two mediums,visual art-painting and performing art- Dance at one time.
• Pratyav-Bhasa-Choreographic work in different dance forms like- Kathak contemporary western and Kalaripayatu with American dancer Ms. Sandra.
• Sufi- Expressional numbers on sufi poetry especially choreographed for the occasion of Suffiyana Shaym.
• Uzbek and Russian Traditional Music-Choreographed Kathak Dance numbers on this music.
• Western Classical Music- composed dance with reputed western classical musician in Tashkent.
• Chakush-Path-Choreographed Kathak on the fusion music.
• Dances of India- Choreographed this number combining other classical dances of India.
• Aventuire – Collaboration with western classical music on Piano & German Slam Poetry
• Jazz Drums – Collaboration with western percussion – drums & Djembe

Group Choreography Participation:

• Participated in group recitals choreographed by Guru Pt. Durga Lal and Pt. Birju Maharaj , performed in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Lucknow, Jodhpur, Jaipur.
• Performed in Jayanti Mohotsava by Kathak Kendra , New Delhi, from 1985 to 1991.
• Participated the International Festival of Dance- in the choreographic work “Ritu – Samhara”by Smt. Kumudini Lakhia organized by I.C.C.R and Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi.

Raghav Raj Bhatt - Performances & Productions

• Trained in Stage crafts, Traditional Costume Design, Ornaments, Makeup and Lighting by father Jana Pada Kalabramha Dr. Gopal Raj Bhatt of Andhra Pradesh who was a well known artiste in folk and tribal arts of India.
• Organised and contributing services for Bharat Folk Arts Academy Hyderabad in the field of Stage Craft for major special events and festivals since 1975 to l980,1992 to 1996 and 2000 onwards.
• Organized and designed Traditional Folk Festivals, Classical Music and Dance Festivals and Painting Exhibitions for the State Government at National Level for the year 1994 to 1996, and 2000 onwards.
• Organized, Designed and Exhibited under the guidance of the Director Shri. Keshav Khotari for Kathak Festivals in Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. 1980 to 1983.
• Organized and Designed for Stage Craft, specially designed Sketches for the invitations and brochures for many Kathak Festivals in India and Abroad. (Under the guidence of Shri. Jeevan Pani, New Delhi).1984 to 1992.
• Designed sets for Kathak Kendra Production Unit, many Dance Dramas, Short items and Lighting in India and Abroad for the year 1980 to 1992.
• Organized many events in Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi.1982 to 1995.
• As an organizer and convener, appointed by State Government to organize "Festival of Hyderabad".
• Organized a 14 days festival at 14 Venues. Organized folk traditions of India , music and dance, light music, ghazals, classical instrumental music and dance, dance ballets with the eminent artists of India, nearly 5000 artists took part in the festival and Choreographed an opening ceremony with 60 dancers.
• Organized special events for the Dept. of Tourism and Culture for the State Government since 1994 onwards.
• Organized and Designed the Republic Dday Tableau for State Government at New Delhi in the year 2006.
• Organized cultural events for the delegates of National Games with the different groups and designed different stages in twin cities - Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
• Organized, Designed Stage for l0 years for Shilparamam a Craft Village, many major events in Folk arts, Classical music and Dance with groups and Painting Exhibitions.
• A specially organized, designed and choreographed an event for the evening of the Opening ceremony of the New Auditorium Shilpa Kala Vedika, Hyderabad 2002.
• Organized music and dance festivals for Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore. 1997 to 1999.
• Organized and Stage Designed for the 10th National Youth Festival, Hyderabad 2005 at Five venues daily and also Choreographed for the Traditional art forms of Andhra Pradesh with 500 Folk artists also choreographed an Opening ceremony "Yuva Geet" with 30 dancers and closing ceremony "Dances of India” with four classical dance forms with 40 dancers which was well received by the Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Late Shri Sunil Datt.
• Specially Organized festival and choreographed at the 75th Anniversary of the Daandi March in Gujarat in the year 2005.
• Organized special events for The Formation Day Andhra Pradesh.
• Organized many events and designed for established Corporate Companies at National and International level.
• Organized and designed special event for All India Doctors Conference. Hyderabad.
• Organized and designed for many Cultural Societies for Classical Dances, classical Music and Traditional art forms.
• Organized, Performed and Choreographed for State Government of Andhra Pradesh for festivals and special events.
• Performed and Choreographed many Festivals like Ugadi, Independence day, Republic day,
supported the social cause in time national calamities like cyclone in the effected areas, awareness programme for the society in the rural part of Andhra Pradesh performances for Prime Ministers, Presidents, Central Ministers and the delegation in connection with the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Andhra Pradesh
• World Telugu Conference,1975, a one week festival at Lal Bahadur Stadium. Hyderabad.
• Silver jubilee celebrations of Independence Day for a week, Department of Information Government of Andhra Pradesh.
• Golden jubilee celebration of Osmania Medical College, Silver Jubilee celebration of Gandhi Medical College, Golden Jubilee Celebration of Andhra Bank and Golden Jubilee Celebration of Gujrati Samaj.
• Shilparamam opening ceremony "Rhythms" of Andhra Pradesh with 400 artists folk and tribal artists (1993). and many festival in shilparamam till 2004.
• "Festival of Hyderabad" (1994).convener of the festival. Specially Choreographed for Festival "Swagathem"with 60 dancers opening ceremony in the inaugural, inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Minister for Tourism and Culture Smt. Dr.Geeta Reddy and Dr. C. Narayan Reddy at Ravindra Bharati premises organized in 14 venues, Hyderabad and Secunderabad for 14 days. More then 5000 artist took part in festival performed on Folk, Tribal arts of India, Light music, Ghazals, Indian Classical Dances, Drama classical music — instrumental and Vocals based on Hindustani and Carnatic..
• "Festivals of Hyderabad" Kathak duo at Quli Qutub Shah stadium.
• "Bhagayageet" with 20 dancers for Great Mall of Hyderabad Opening ceremony at necklace road Peoples Plaza
• Shilpkalavedika opening ceremony "Swagatham" choreographed three classical forms —Kathak, Kuchipudi and Oddisi with 30 dancers, inaugurated by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, 2003.
• Kathak duo and opening ceremony, World Tourism Day by Department of Tourism.
• International Film Festival and Many times performed for Nandi Film Awards Festival opening ceremony Kathak duo group compositions and Folk Dances of A.P.2003.
• "Bhangaru Panta" (Golden Harvest) , Ugadi Festival at Raj Bhavan specially choreographed under the Prime Ministership Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, Governor Shir L Krishnakant and Chief Minister.
• "A.P Formation Celebrations" and many special events Kathak duo and groups at necklace road People's Plaza by Department of Tourism and Culture.
• "All India Assembly Speakers Meet" presented specially choreographed Ballet - uEkta KiAwaaz" a theme based on Unity in Diversity.
• During the visit of President of World Bank and Delegates to Hyderabad performed a Kathak duo in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister Shri. Chandrababu Naidu.
• "Yuvageet" 30 dancer's lyrics Javed Akhtar and music by Laximikanth Pyarelal for 10th National Youth Festival at Hyderabad opening ceremony. Under the guidance of Shri Sunil Dutt the Minister for Youth and Sports, Govt, of India.
• "FolkRhythems" t National Youth Festival Dancers Opening Ceremony, Hyderaba under the guidance of Shri Sunil Dutt the Minister for Youth and Sports.
• "Dances of India", 4 classical forms - Kathak, Kuchipudi, Oddisi and Perenithandavam at closing ceremony National Youth Festival at Hyderabad. Under the guidance of Shri Sunil Dutt, Hon’ble Minister for Youth and Sports.
• Some of Raghav's Major Performances & Choreography in India
• All India Youth Congress Conference at Nagarjune Sagar. A.P.
• Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Government College of Music and Dance at Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad.
• Maharaj Kalka Bindadin Kathak Mahotsava, New Delhi.
• ASIAD 1982 performed, assisted and choreographed with Pandit Birju Maharaj for Uttar Pradesh ASIAD 1982 opening Ceremony "Holi" consisting 3-50 dancers at Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
• Uday Festival, New Delhi, organized by world renowned Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shanker.
• Kathak Festivals in all major cities of India by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar.
• Khajuraho Dance Festival, Madhya Pradesh.
• Yuva Mahotsav Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
• Apna Vtsav, New Delhi.
• "Bhagyachndra" Dance Festival Imphal, Manipur.
• Pandit Durga Lai Memorial Cultural Society, New Delhi.

• Kathak Mahotsav, New Delhi.
• Pandit Lachu Maharaj Festival, Pune.
• Yuva Mahotsav, Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
• Sharat Chandrika, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
• Group Performances choreographed by Pandit Durga Lai and performed in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Aurangabad, Jaipur and other cities of India.
• Festival of Hyderabad - completion of 400 years of city at Hyderabad.
• "Vasanth Utsav" by Kalashram of Pandit Birju Maharaj, New Delhi.
• Achchan Maharaj Kathak Mahotsav by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi.
• Pandit Durga Lai Memorial Society, New Delhi.
• India International Centre, New Delhi.
• Performed for many cultural organizations in all cities of India.
• Participated in many other state-level festivals.
• Daandi March Gujrat "vaandemataram", "Yuva Geet" specially performed with 60 dancers at Anand. Under the guidance of Shro Sunil Dutt Hon’ble Minister for Youth and Sports.
• Daandi March, Vadodra, Gujarat "Dances of India". Under the guidance of Shro Sunil Dutt Hon’ble Minister for Youth and Sports.
• Choreographed many times a composition "Unity in Diversity" in many dance styles with 40 students and "Lok Yatra" in different folk dance styles with 80 students under the auspices of Center for Cultural Resources Teachers (CCRT). .Many times choreographed for CCRT.
• "Paroksh" experimental composition using two mediums -Visual and performing arts that is Dance and Painting, 2003.
• Invited for Lectures and Demonstration by CCRT in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Conducted many workshops in Bangalore and Hyderabad .2005.
• Performance at Nehru Stadium organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra, New Delhi with 30 participants in three different dance forms. 2006.
• Guwahati Kalakshetra Festival of Music and Dance 2006.
• "Antarang" at Ravindra Bharti .Dedicated to Guru Durga Lai, performances by all senior and junior disciples of Mangala and Raghav Raj Bhatt, 2006.
• "Samanvaya" choreography presentation consisting three dance styles in honour of delegates from China at Asoka hotel, New Delhi.2006.
• Performance at “Rangaswamy Temple Brahma Utsav” organized by Andhra Music Academy, 2007.
• Invited for Lectures and demonstration by CCRT, 2007.
• Twice performed at Chow Mohalla Palace organized for International Delegations from all over the World, 2007.
• Choreographed with 40 Russian dancers with four classical forms i.e., Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Oddisi & Kuchipudi in 30 cities of Russia.
• Festival of India in USSR by ICCR.
• Festival of India in Hungary by ICCR.
• Singapore Art Festival by Government of Singapore.
• Festival of India in West Indies by ICCR.
• Dubai Festival
• Festival D’Avignon, France.
• American Dance Festival, USA.
• Festivals in USA, Spain, France, England & Canada.
• Port Huron Museum, USA Festival of India in USA.
• World Theater Festival in Netherlands.
• South East Asian Countries Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar sponsored by ICCR.
• West Indies – Celebration of 150 years of Indians arrival in West Indies.
• USA – Solo & Duet performances.
• Singapore – Solo and duet performance.
• South East Asian Countries – Malaysia, Philippines, by ICCR.
• World Telugu Federation at Singapore in 2002.
• Houngbaou Festival at Singapore in 2003.
• Performance in Singapore and Malaysia, 2004.
• Conducted workshop and performed in USA – Michigan in 2003.
• Conducted workshop n USA – Boston, Seattle, Charlotte in 2006.
• World Telugu Federation at Dubai in 2006.
• Jury Member for event by Abu Dhabi Indian Association, Abu Dhabi

Felicitations

• “Cuba” – The World Festival of Youth and Students, Hyderabad, 1978.
• “Art’s” – Secunderabad Walker Town Jaycees, 1985, Hyderabad.
• “Yuva Sahitiya Kala Puraskar – 1988” – New Delhi.
• “Kalapeeta” – Presented by Singapore Fine Art Society, 1998.
• “Kaladeep” – Presented in 1990, Patna, Bihar.
• “World Telugu Federation” – Singapore, 2002.
• “TANA” – Presented in U.S.A., 2003.
• “World Telugu Federation” Dubai, 2006.
• “Andhra Music Academy”, 2007
• “Octave 2007” – Presented at Shilparamam.
• Felicitation – By Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1988.
• Felicitation - By Shri N.T. Rama Rao, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi, 1988.
• Felicitation – By President Shri K.R. Narayanan, 2000.
• Felicitation – By Shri Chinna Reddy, Governor of Tamil Nadu.
• Felicitation – By Shri N. Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
• Felicitation – By Shri Balayogi, Hon’ble Speaker of Parliament.
• Felicitation – By Shri Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
• Felicitation – By Shri Sunil Dutt, Minister for Youth, Sports & Culture.
• Felicitation – By Smt. Geeta Reddy, Cabinet Minister.
• Felicitation – By Shri Jaipal Reddy, Hon’ble Union Minister.
• Traditional Felicitation in Gujarat by Shri Sunil Dutt.
• “Vishishta Ugadi Puraskar” by State Government of Andhra Pradesh presented by Chief Minister Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.