Nadroop – a unique and elite dance production company. Path breaking productions and interdisciplinary works are at the core of its being. An amazing blend of virtuosity and profound belief in the rich Kathak heritage has given rise to various collaborative projects.
There is ‘Rhythm Collage’ – an amalgamation of Kathak with world music and ‘Nad-Bindu’ – a coming together of sensitivity and aesthetics of visual medium that showcases the transcendence of Kathak as a dance form. ‘Nishabda-Bheda’ explores Silence to create some intriguing aesthetics while ‘Confluence – Peed Parayee Jane Re’ – an intense blend of Kathak and Jazz, moving through the ever changing spatio-temporal settings, narrates the tale of a wisdom named Kasturba.
Guru Shama Bhate has flawlessly woven the threads of traditional depths and breadths of Kathak with her own cognizance. Her efforts have always been directed at presenting the audience with productions that are ever modern, visually delightful, enriching and absolutely vibrant in their execution.

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Guru Shama Bhate, the founder director of Nadroop is well respected as a performer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, and thinker. Her personal idiom has evolved over the years in an amazing blend of virtuosity (tayyari) and sensitive expressions (abhinaya), revealing the highest degree of classicism.
Recipient of many prestigious awards including the ‘Maharashtra Rajya Puraskar 2011’; Guru Shama Bhate has held many positions of prestige and respect across institutions. She has acquired a special place in the hearts of music and dance lovers, for her extensive work in traditional as well as contemporary format.
The principle disciple of Great Guru Smt. Rohini Bhate, Guru Shama Bhate has created her own expression of Kathak dance blending it with special insights in ‘Taal’ and ‘Laya’, from Pt. Suresh Talwalkar.

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Innovative Choreographies

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