Megha Jagawat

Megha Jagawat is a Kathak dancer and choreographer. From a young age, she started learning the art of Kathak from Master Girdhari Maharaj and in 2005, she graduated with a Master of Dance from the University of Lucknow (Bhathkande Sangheet Mahavidyalaya). She has received training in various Indian folk dances (Kalbeliya, Lavani, Banghra, etc.).

With her rich artistic career, Megha has demonstrated many times her great talent both as a dancer and a choreographer. She has performed, in particular, in numerous international events such as the “Opéra Carmen” in Strasbourg (France), the “Festival Sfinks” (Belgium), “Jour de fête” at the Maison des Arts in Créteil (France), the festival “Les Orientales”, the festival “24 heures du Raga” at the Cité de la Musique (Paris), the Victoires de la musique, among many others.

Megha has been teaching dance for over fifteen years, in India as well as in France. She is also regularly invited to teach workshops abroad.

Kamal Kant

Kamal Kant was born in a family of dancers who have been perpetuating their art for over eight generations. He has inherited the artistic tradition that his father, Pandit Girdhari Maharaj, has passed on to him by teaching him Kathak, music and singing from the youngest age. Kamal was very young when he first started teaching at the Kathak Kendra School in Jaipur.

In 1993, he is invited by Ariane Mnouchkine to take part in the show entitled “L'Inde de père en fils, de mère en fille” (“India: From Father to Son, From Mother to Daughter”) at the Théâtre du Soleil. In Europe, Kamal has worked and performed with many artists from various cultural backgrounds, such as Maguy Marin, Karine Saporta, and Patrick Gleyse, amongst others.

Kamal also ran a few workshops for the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson at the ARTA (the Association for Research into the Traditions of Acting, Cartoucherie, Paris) and the CND (Centre National de Danse), and so on. He has taken part in a great number of shows and performed, more particularly, for UNESCO, at the Maison de l'Inde (Paris), the New Morning (Paris), the Divan du Monde (Paris), the Indian Embassy in France and the Opéra National du Rhin (Strasbourg, FRANCE). Kamal was also the artistic director and choreographer of Mehfil and Jalsaghar, two shows which were performed in France and India, as well as in various European countries.

In parallel with his dancing career, Kamal has taken part as an actor in various theatrical projects (Love's Labour's Lost, William Shakespeare, directed by Simon Abkarian, at the Cartoucherie), movies and television films (Le Mystère Parasuram, as Parasuram, a film directed by Michel Sibra).