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Astha Godbole [Kathak Dancer]

  • Name - Astha Godbole
  • Father's Name - Dr. Udaykumar Godbole
  • Mother's Name - Smt. Savita Godbole
  • Date of Birth - 27/10/1978

Educational Qualification

  • 10th - MP Board, Bhopal, 1994
  • Diploma in Theatre Arts, Kala Academy, Panji (Goa), 1996-1999
  • 12th - MP Board, Bhopal, 2000
  • B.A. - Sanskrit Literature, (Devi Ahilya VV, Indore), 2003
  • M.A. - (Part 1) Sanskrit Literature, (Devi Ahilya VV, Indore), 2004
  • M.A. - (Final) Sanskrit Literature - (Devi Ahilya VV, Indore), Appeared - 2004-05

Qualification in the field of Dance

  • VID - Antim (Kathak Dance)[Equavalent to B.A.], (IKSVV, Khairagad, CHH) - 2001
  • KO-VID - Part 1 (Kathak Dance)[PG Diploma - I], (IKSVV, Khairagad, CHH) - 2002
  • KO-VID - Final (Kathak Dance)[PG Diploma - II], (IKSVV, Khairagad, CHH) - 2003

Scholarships

  • Kathak Dance Junior - CCRT, HRD Ministry, Govt. of India Continiously for max - 10 years
  • Senior Culture Ministry, Govt of India - 2 years
  • Theatre Arts - Culture Ministry Govt. of India - 2 years

Awards

  • Kathak Dance All India Competitions
  • 1] Narmada Welfare Society, Jabalpur winner (twice)
    2] Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad winner

    3] National Inter-School, Indore winner
    4] Swar Sadhana Samiti, Mumbai runner-up
    5] UP. SN. Academy Lucknow, runner-up

  • State Level Competition
  • 1] KK HS School, Indore winner

  • National Artist (Empaneled by ICCR)

Languages Known

Indian

  • Marathi - Mother toungue, Fluency - Read, Write
  • Hindi - National/Regional, Fluency - Read, Write
  • Konkani - Regional Language, Good Knowledge - Communicate
  • Malvi - Regional Language, Good Knowledge - Communicate
  • Sanskrit - Traditonal Language, Good Knowledge

Foreign

  • English - Good Knowledge, Read, Write
  • French - Good Knowledge, Communicate

Foreign Tours

First
France - Mar 2004 (2 Months) - Performances/Workshops
Second
France - Nov 2004 (1 Months) - Performances/Workshops

Experience in the field

Kathak Dance Performances

  • Kalidas Samman Arpan Samaroh Govt. of MP Bhopal
  • Pratibha Utsava NCZCC, Allahabad
  • Pratibha Utsava SCZCC, Bhopal
  • National Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav SCZCC, Nagpur
  • AB Sangeet Nritya Mohotsava IKSVV, Khairagad, CHH
  • Bundelkhand Sangeet Samaroha, Jhansi
  • Akhil Bhrtiya Sngeet Smaroha ABGMV Mandal, Miraj and Kanpur
  • Kalidas Samaroha Kalidas Academy, Maheshwar
  • Sangeet Sanmelan Swar Sadhana Samiti, Mumbai
  • Ganesh Festival, Sangli
  • AB Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav Shri Durga Festival Committee, Miral
  • Vividh Kala Mahotsav, Govt. of Maharashtra Chimur, Armori, Hinganghat, Pusad, Arvi, Katol
  • Dance Festival Govt. of MP Dhamtari
  • World Dance Day Coreography for 'Nari shakti' Indore - 29/04/2005
  • Performed at many places like Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Latur, Parbhani, Wardha, Miraj, Sangli, Nathdwara, Kankaroli, Mhow, Indore, etc. in MP, UP, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Experimental Dance Compositions

  • The journey to Light - a Dance Drama based on Philosophical theme
  • Duet - Kathak and Bharatnatyam,
  • 'Save Oil' Theme Dance for PCRA (Govt. of India)
  • 'Pashupatinath' Presentation of abstract poetry
  • Haldighati, Jhansi ki Rani Presentation on text poetries

Direction

Choreography

  • Traditional Kathak Form
  • Modern Form (Kathak Based)

Dance Drama
'Samudra Manthan' (Mythological Story)

Small Screen

Acting and Direction

Documentry, 2 films (AVRC, Indore)
Serial, 3 (Prasar Bharti)

Workshops Assisted

Wardha - YuvakBiradari - Mrs. Savita Godbole

Theatre Acting

  • Sangati - One Act Play - Marathi
  • 'The Private Life Of Master Race' - B. Brecth - One Act Play - Hindi - Mrs. Padmashri Josalkar
  • 'Teen Farishte' - Albert Husson- Hindi - Shri Vasant Josalkar
  • 'Ek Samasya Pradhan Paramparik Kahani' - Mansoor Ehtesham -Hindi - Afsar Hussain
  • 'Ek Ladki Panch Deewane' - Harishankar Parsai Hindi - Afsar Hussain
  • 'La Faboluas Scapin' - Molier (Takli - Taddaki) Konkani- Vasant Josalkar
  • 'Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja' - KD Patil Marathi - Smt. Padmashri Josalkar
  • 'Adamkhor' - Nowa Santinego - Hindi - Afsar Hussain
  • 'Adhe Adhure' - Mohan Rakesh - Hindi - Vasant Josalkar
  • 'Saujanya Chi Aaishi Taishi' - Vasant Sabnis - Marathi - Mrs. Padmashri Josalkar
  • 'A View From The Bridge' - Aurther Millier - Hindi - Afsar Hussain
  • 'Ha Rashtriya Surakshe Cha Prashna Ahe' - Marathi - Premanand Pole

Contact Details

404-405/A 4,Krishnavihar Complex,
2, Lal Bagh Road, Opp. Collectorate,

Indore(MP) 452004
or
53, Ada Bazar,

Indore(MP) 452002
India