The Guru-Shishya Parampara has been integral to the learning of Indian classical dance. It is a deeply immersive and rigorous tradition that holds its own even in the modern context. A profound bond forms between teacher and student, through which both a way of life, and the practice and knowledge of art, is transmitted. The Guru goes beyond merely imparting technicalities and nuances to shape and hone the Shishya’s voice and their artistic identity.

The Shishya becomes part of a lineage going back to the Guru’s Gurus and carries this tradition to a new generation of artists and audiences. In this episode of BIC Talks, Pandit Vinayaka Torvi and Dhananjay Hegde discuss their artistic journeys.

This event took place at the BIC premises in June 2023.

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