August 2022, Bengaluru: India’s leading performing arts academy, Kafqa, today announced its partnership with Pt. Birju Maharaj Parampara, an organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting India’s well-known North Indian classical dance form, ‘kathak’. Through this Partnership, Kafqa academy and Birju Maharaj Parampara endeavour to bestow the true meaning and discipline of “Kathak” to Indian youths and carry on the legacy forward.
Kafqa is India’s leading performing arts platform offering online dance, music & speaking classes. Pt. Birju Maharaj Parampara is led by Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj, the eldest son of the maestro, Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj & his wife, Ruby Mishra and grandson Pt. Tribhuvan Maharaj.
Under the partnership, Pt. Birju Maharaj Parampara will design the courses & curriculum for Kathak at Kafqa. The team at Parampara will also enable continuous training of Kathak instructors at Kafqa. Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj & Ruby Mishra will also conduct master classes and help improve class experiences at the academy to prepare artists with the highest professional standards.
“We are the 8th generation of the Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Lucknow. Our life-long mission is to spread Kathak across the world. We saw a strong meeting of the minds with the team at Kafqa, which shares our passion. We feel Kafqa is our academy. We have assembled decades of our experience, and Pt. Birju Maharaj’s teachings & poured our heart into the course at Kafqa,” said Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj & Ruby Mishra, Founders, Pt. Birju Maharaj Parampara.
Founded in April 2021, Kafqa academy is a one-stop solution for various forms of performing arts. Based in Bangalore, Kafqa trains the young aspirants in 8 art forms mixed of both classical and modern dance and vocal art like Bharatanatyam, Hip-hop, Bollywood, Western Singing, Carnatic Singing, and Public Speaking, amongst others, with a structured performance-oriented curriculum leveraging technology to create simple trial, payment & credit experiences, offering revision & practice tools and digital performances. The academy enables students to learn from handpicked experts with over 15-20 years of experience in their art form.
“Our mission is to enable the growth of artists & art forms, especially Indian art forms. We strive to offer the best learning experience in every art form. We are delighted to partner with Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj Ji & Ruby Mishra Ji to offer an authentic & high-quality Kathak learning experience to our students in India & outside.” said Ridhi Gupta, VP, Kafqa Academy.