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Smt Darlene Dhillon - D1037

Discipline: Kathak
ICPA
  • US$ 25 per class
  • kathaka@darlenedhillon.com
  • +91 9330013011
  • www.darlenedhillon.com

Biodata

Darlene Dhillon, disciple of the legendary maestro Pt. Chitresh Das began her Kathak training in 1999 at San Francisco State University in Pt. Das’ accredited course and was a teacher at the Chhandam School of Kathak for 10 years. In 2016 she performed in Pt. Das's final work, SHIVA at Cal Performances at UC Berkeley. She has toured and performed extensively in the professional productions of her Guru. Darlene is currently based in India where she is establishing herself as an emerging Kathak artist. She views the art of Kathak as a vehicle towards healing, self-actualization, and empowerment.


With fifteen years teaching experience in Kathak, Darlene is an adept instructor of advanced and beginner students. Her skill based training allows the student to improve footwork, chakkars, laykari, and grace. 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Disciple of the late Pt. Chitresh Das since 1999
  • Kathak instructor with fifteen years teaching experience
  • Professional Kathak Soloist since 2016


SELECT PERFORMANCES/RESIDENCIES

May, 2020: Solo performance presented by the Boris Goldmund Monthly Salon live online: Berlin, Germany

Feb., 2020: Solo performance presented by Kolkata City College at the North Kolkata campus Kolkata, India

Jan., 2020: Solo performance presented by Silpakorn University at the Sanamchandra Campus: Nakornpathom Province, Thailand

 

Dec., 2019: Solo performance live online presented by Playtoome:  Kolkata, India

 

Nov., 2019: Kathak dance workshop for Santali villagers hosted by, SSVAAD: Santiniketan Society of Visual Art and Design: Santiniketan, India

 

Sep., 2019: Kathak dance workshop at the Jogesh Mime Academy: Kolkata, India

 

Sep., 2019: Solo performance presented by Akar Prakar Art Gallery: Kolkata, India

 

July, 2019: Solo performance presented by the Boris Goldmund Monthly Salon: San Francisco, CA

 

Jan., 2019: Solo performance presented by the Sarbari Roy Chowdhury foundation: Annual memorial concert: Santiniketan, India

 

2018 -19: Kathak Instructor at the Hamlin Girl’s School: San Francisco, CA

 

July, 2017: Solo performance presented by the California State Fair: Sacramento, CA

 

April, 2017: ‘Son of the Wind’ by the Leela Dance Collective presented by the Green Music Center: Sonoma State University, CA: ensemble member 

 

Nov., 2016: Debut Traditional Kathak Solo (full length), self presented: African American Arts & Culture Complex: San Francisco, CA

 

Feb., 2016: ‘SHIVA’ presented by Cal Performances: UC Berkeley, CA (Pt. Chitresh Das’s final work) ensemble member


2016-18: Solo performances presented by the Genentech corporate offices: South San Francisco, CA

 

Apr., 2013: ‘SITA HARAN’ by Pt. Chitresh Das presented by the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts:  Scottsdale, Arizona, ensemble member

 
2013-17: Solo performances presented by the Cisco corporate offices in San Jose, CA


Feb., 2012: ‘DARBAR’ by Pt. Chitresh Das presented by the Asian Art Museum: San Francisco, CA ensemble member

2005-17: Kathak Instructor at the Chhandam School of Kathak, founded by Pt. Chitresh Das: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

1999 – 2001 San Francisco State University: BA Degree San Francisco, CA Coursework: Theatre Performance, Dean’s List