A Thanksgiving Dance
A Unique Kuchipudi Dance Performance
By Haleem Khan
on Monday, 24 November 2014
7 pm – 9 pm
Venue: L.V. Prasad Labs
Road No 2
Mah Laqa Bai was a 18th century Urdu poetess based in Hyderabad, during the Nizam rule. A poetess, courtesan and philanthropist. Also known as Mah Laqa Chanda, reached heights of fame through her works. She went on to become the first poetess to have a Diwan (collection of poems) of her works in 1824.
Her monument has been recently restored to its former glory by the US Consulate Hyderabad in 2011. This has indeed been a very gracious act by the US Consulate, to have revived this monument in Hyderabad which stands for unique art and culture. They expended much effort and money in doing this.
As a great admirer of Mah Laqa, Haleem Khan has taken it upon himself to thank the US Consulate with his specially choreographed program.
About the Artist
Haleem Khan is a renowned Kuchipudi dancer with more than 10 years of experience. He has travelled extensively with his innovative choreographies and has given more than 500 performances in India and abroad. His passion for dance has won him laurels. Many of Haleem’s performances and choreographing have also been experimental – Yaad-e-mazee (a dance performance around the poetry of Tane Shah and Quli Qutub Shah), Rhyme & Rhythm (Kuchipudi dance based on English poetry), Melange of Dances (a fusion of Kuchipudi and Ballet) – to mention a few.
He was in the USA in July 2014 where he was invited by the American Telugu Association for their anniversary, as a key honorary performer. Haleem also conducted a couple of dance workshops in the USA .
Haleem is also one of the few male Kuchipudi dancers who has perfected female impersonation in dance. He has also recently made a successful debut in Telugu films. He lives in Hyerabad.
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