Anurekha Ghosh & Company has a global focus. The company seeks inspiration from the east and west, and create original expression, an expression that is very unique by its own nature. It does this by creating exciting classical and contemporary dance productions, creating a dialogue, combining movement, poetry, digitally created visuals, and challenging mixture of live classical music from Indian sub-continent, and contemporary music. The aim of the company is to communicate the beauty and power of the very best of Indian classical dance form Kathak, and contemporary dance to international audiences in UK and abroad. The company performs the productions in various large/middle and small-scale theatres, World dance festivals in UK and abroad. The company is predominantly funded by Arts council of England. and has presented performances in US, Japan, Morocco, France, Estonia, Spain, Germany, Pakistan, India and UK.
"It’s a very tempting, but a bit too glib to see the latest piece made by and for Anurekha Ghosh and her wonderful dancers as a reflection of the experience of the younger Asians in the West. Forget the Martha Graham style angularity that characterises western contemporary styles, this is rounder, more flowing, somehow less abstract – something not seen before in quite this way.”
BBC Award winning dancer, choreographer and Educator Anurekha Ghosh is known for her powerful and beautiful performances....manifesting hypnotic grace with a commanding presence and her performances has been recognised and acclaimed internationally.
Anurekha classical tradition of Kathak dance is a sublime blend of Persian and North Indian artistry. The precise footwork, multiple pirouttes executed at lightning speed, sensitive and subtle mime, brilliant rhythmic improvisation between the dancer and the musicians, abstracting out complex rhythmic dialogue building to a cresendo and the rich melodies played on sitar, Sarangi and sung by a classical vocalist, Anurekha's performance is an exciting and deep journey from 'STILLNESS' into 'MOTION' from 'SILENCE' into 'SOUND', yet they all share the same space.
Her technique and style is a combination of “tradition and modernity”.
Anurekha has been performing solo classical Kathak recitals, as well as presenting and devising new contemporary and classical productions for her company.
Ghosh is a graceful and stylish Kathak dancer….a powerful personality.
Most impressive is her instinct for structure. She calmly lays out her ideas and allows them to build. She has a lot to say."