Urja was established in the year 2014 with the motto of providing the authentic traditional training in Tabla and Bharatnatyam to beginners and advanced learners. Urja focuses on the overall development of the student’s personality and their perception of the classical art forms.
We also keep on encouraging the students through yearly stage performances, competitions and various workshops and lecture demonstrations. We intend to provide guidance through monthly lec-demos by experts and also monthly baithak programs of the students and professionals..
Sachin started learning tabla from the age of 8 years initially from Shri.Vijay Kirpekar and then Shri. Uday Deshpande.
He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Tabla from Lalit Kala Kendra(Gurukul), Pune University under the guidance of Pt.Ramdas Palsule with a distinction.
Sachin continues his advanced training under the able guidance of the stalwart of Farukhabad Gharana Pt. Nayan Ghosh. He has qualified the UGC NET in Tabla Lectureship.
He has performed with renowned vocalists, Kathak Dancers and Instrumentalists like Padmabhushan Dr. Prabha Atre, Pt. Nayan Ghosh , Smt. Mamata Maharaj, Vidushi Padma Talwalkar, Pt.Rajendra Kandalgaokar, Dr.Vikas Kashalkar, Pt. Parmeshwar Hegde, Pt. Upendra Bhat, Smt.Saniya Patankar, Smt.Padma Deshpande, Pt.Shashank Katti, Shri.Milind Tulankar, and also with many promising young artists in Pune and all over India.
Sachin has performed various solo concerts in Pune and all over India.
He is presently working as a Visiting Faculty and Guru at Lalit Kala Kendra, (Gurukul) Pune University and BVDU School of Performing Arts for B.A.(Tabla) & M.A.(Tabla) curriculum .
He is presently pursuing Ph.D. in the Subject of Tihai and Chakradaar from Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul), Pune University
Learning Bharatnatyam since the age of 6 , Gauri completed her bachelors and masters in the same from Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul) Pune University under the guidance of Guru Dr. Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar with a distinction. She continues her advanced training under the able guidance of Guru Shri. Parimal Phadke and his senior disciple Guru Miss. Saee Shetye.
She has qualified the UGC NET in Dance Lectureship.
Performing Since 2007 Gauri has worked in various dance productions like ‘From Darkness to Dawn’ choreographed by Guru Dr. Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar, ‘Srujan’, ‘Crescendo’, ‘Identity and an offering of creations’, etc. with Madhura Khire’s Pathfinder Dance Group. She has also performed in various festivals like ‘Vasundhara Film Festival, Pune’, ‘Pulotsav, Pune’, ‘Malhar Festival, Chinchwad’, ‘Natyanjali Festival Mumbai’ ,‘Virasat Pune Heritage Week Celebration’, ‘The International Symposium on Sooryanamaskar, Pune’, ‘Kaleidoscope-festival of dance choreographies, Pune’ and The World Music and Dance Festival, Hakodate Japan with The Pathfinder Dance Group in 2012.
She has also worked in Dance Productions by Sucheta Joshi like ‘Mi Radhika’ and ‘Maya’.
She has also Performed solo in Pune and all over India.
She has been training students in Bharatnatyam since 2008 through organizations like Kalavardhini Charitable trust Warje and The Sahyadri School, Krishnamurti Foundation India, Rajgurunagar.
Urja provides an institutionalized training by following the curriculum set by the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal which is recognized all over India. We also strongly believe in the traditional method of teaching which does not limit the training in accordance with any particular syllabus and allows the student to take his or her own time to learn the art form and flourish.
This has been divided into various batches depending upon the curriculum. The batches are conducted twice a week for one hour each and the number of students per batch is limited considering personal attention.
This aims to train one student at a time and focuses on intense training depending upon the age, experience and grasping capacity of the student. This training does not limit itself to the duration and number of classes and hence is an ideal combination of traditional and institutionalized training.