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Divya Hoskere

BHARATANATYAM ARTISTE

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Dance is a perennial source of joy for young and vibrant Bharatanatyam Artiste, Divya Hoskere. She is one of the foremost disciples of Guru Sri P. Praveen Kumar at the Chithkala School of Dance, Bengaluru, where she began her journey with dance the tender age of 5. Divya is a graded artist of Doordarshan and a recipient of the “Scholarship to Young Artists” awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in the field of Bharatanatyam. As a soloist, Divya has performed extensively across India and abroad. She has also had the privilege of performing with her guru, Sri P. Praveen Kumar across Italy and Romania. Her performances have been critically acclaimed and lauded to have made an impactful impression, leaving the audiences yearning for more.

Performances
Performances
  • The Music Academy, Madras - Bharata Natya manjari Endowment Program

  • Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris

  • Rasa Sanje Dance Festival, Bangalore

  • Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco

  • Jharna by Bharatakalanjali, Chennai

  • Natyarangam Monthly Dance Festival, Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai

  • Ilamayil Thiramai, Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

  • Nalanda Nrityotsava, Mumbai

  • Manthana Dance Festival, Nrityangan, Mangalore

  • Ananya Nruthyollasa, Bangalore

  • Kittappa Pillai Memorial Yuva Nrithyotsava, Bangalore

  • Every Friday Cultural Evening Program, ICCR, Bangalore

  • Youth in Dance Festival - Padmalaya Foundation, Bangalore

  • Paris 8 university, Paris

  • Nruthya Vaibhava, The Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Dance Experience

Teatro Tascabile de Bergamo

May 2019 - Jun 2019

Kalamarga

April 2022 - present

Performed with my Guru Sri P. Praveen Kumar dance across Italy (Bergamo) and Romania (Sibiu international Theatre Festival) as part of Teatro Tascabile de Bergamo

Founder - director of Kalamarga - the path of art, a dance & arts institute in Bengaluru, India

Utsavotsava

2022 -  present

Conceptualised, choreographed and performed an online video series celebrating the festivitals of Bhaarata through Bharatanatyam.

Université Paris 8

May 2014 - Jun 2014

Performed as a representative of India at the Festival De Fes Des Musiques Sacrées du Monde (Fes Festival of World Sacred Music) in front of the Princess of Morocco and at Paris 8 University as a Bharatanatyam Artiste as part of a group of 4 artists led by Prof. Katia Legeret.

Dance Experience
First Step

Divya began her first steps in Bharatanatyam at the tender age of 5 under guru Sri P Praveen Kumar. Recognized by her Guru, she did her Rangapravaesha at the tender age of ten and won the acclaim of senior artists and connoisseurs. She is now one of his foremost disciples and continues to grow under his tutelage at the Chithkala School of Dance. 

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First Steps into Dance
Dance & Puppetry
Dance & Puppetry

Divya has imbibed the art of traditional string puppetry of Karnataka having trained under her mother, Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Smt. Anupama Hoskere at the Dhaatu Puppet Theater for over 18 years. She conceptualised and choreographed a puppet and dance production "Sutradhari Vaidharbi" which received critical acclaim and appreciation from critics and connoisseurs alike in Chennai and Bengaluru. Divya has also assisted her mother in experiments in creating puppet and dance interactives. She has travelled extensively across the world performing as a dancer and puppeteer in shows of the theater.

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Academic Pursuits
Academic Pursuits

Divya's journey as an artiste has been nurtured with several arenas of growth and learning. Her innate passion for the arts led her to go into a deep study of Classical Indian literature, aesthetics, philosophy and of course, the Natyashastra.

 

Divya has been awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission and is pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in Performing arts at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc Campus, Bengaluru.

 

Divya has an undergraduate degree in visual communication design ( B.Design from PES University) and is a master’s degree in Performing Arts - Bharatanatyam (MPA Dance - Jain University, Bengaluru).

Divya believes in a multidimensional growth as an artiste and aims at integrating the wisdoms of all her academic pursuits into her path of dance.

Awards & Honours
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Awards & Honours
Gallery

Gallery

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Divya's ardent passion and commitment to the art form of Bharatanatyam has paved way for her to explore the depths of art as she dances her way into the hearts of people.

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