I O D A T A
Roy is the only dancer which is capable to dance Bharat
Natyam, Mohini Natyam and Kathak in same perfection.
Molly Roy is exceptionally giftet exponent of Kathak-Dance
with a subtle sense for "Laya" and "Tala".
Beside her natural talents she is endowed with a highly
attracted stage performance. She represents the soul
of Kathak for the audience in a deep, satisfying and
enjoyable way. Her special excellence is her fine expressions
(Abhinaya) of Kathak. Sie owns a highly attractive personality
and fluent technics.
the disziplin of Kathak Molly Roys begann her under
the guidance of the renowned KATHAK-Performer Smt. Kanan
Sen. After her graduation in "Lucknow Gharana"
she continnued her studies under the training of Pandit
Omprakash Maharah. During this period she won 2 goldmedalls
in both of the disziplins "Nritya Pravakar"
and "Nritya Bhaskar", conferred by Pryag Sangeet
Samity, Allahabad and Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarth.
She also has received a "First class master degree"
of the Rabindra Bharati University. She is also wellknown
through many performances in television broudcast. She
participated on several festivals abroad which have
been organised by ICCR and ITDC. 1990 she take part
on the famous Dover Lane Music Conference, 1993 on the
Kathak Dance Festival. Due to her remarkabl career in
theorie and as performer she received as a honored distinction
a scholarship at the Kathak Kendra Delhi which was under
the guidance of kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj.
After her 2 years membership at the Kathak Kendra Delhi
and the intensive training through Pandit Birju Maharaj
she finished the study with the degree as one of the
best and auspicious students from Pandit Guru Birju
Maharaj. During her staying in Delhi she gave performances
in the whole of India, in almost all of the famous and
outstanding festivals. In her performances she was accompanied
by the most famous artists on tabla and other instruments.
Roy performed in all of the ballets under the special
direction of Pandit Guru Birju Maharaj which have been
produced at the Kathak Kendra Delhi. As a special honor
she was invited by the king of Bhutan and Japan to give
a performance during particular occations with the presence
of the kongs family. Furth she had soloperformances
on tours through Britain, Germany, Portugal, Kuwait,
Italy and Dubai, organised by ITDC. Molly Roy is also
a well experienced choreographer. She is a competent
teacher. For many years she teaches students in India
and has also her own scholl with name Meera Chhandam.
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