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Durga Arya Dance Company

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Durga Arya Dance Company

Smt. Durga Arya-Krüger

"Katha kahe so Kathak" - one who tells stories is called a Kathak. Smt. Durga Arya-Krüger, with her exuberant movements and soulful expressions, is a true story-teller...she exemplifies the ultimate essence of Indian classical dance Kathak.

Smt. Durga Arya blossomed at a tender age under the tutelage of Kathak Mestro Pandit Birju Maharaj of the Lucknow Gharana.

After completion of her training under the Maestro in New Delhi, India, she toured the world with him and his dance troupe. She has collected many accolades all over the world through her enthralling performances in India, Europe, and the USA.

Her captivating presence on stage, mesmerizing command over ‘laya’, enchanting playful compositions with complex rhythms, spellbinding ‘chakkars’, and engaging 'bhav-nritya' has the audience transfixed and absorbed in the world of Kathak.

Residing in Germany for the last 20 years, Smt Durga Arya-Krüger has been a messiah of Indian culture in Europe. She has been an active participant in the Indo-Germanic cultural collaborations. Through her performances and trainings, Kathak has inspired the lives of not only Indians, but also people of other nationalities.

Her grace and devotion to the dance form is an evidence of decades of sincere dedication, and a reminder of the grandeur of Kathak.