Ghazal Ramzani is a young Kathak dancer, Kathak teacher, choreographer and co-founder of the Indian artist collective Kalatva Collective. She was born in Iran and raised up both in Iran and Germany. After being granted a scholarship from the "Indian Council for Cultural Relations" she moved to India for her professional Kathak training. She was graduated from the prestigious "National Institute of Kathak Dance - New Delhi" as a Kathak dancer. Ghazal was trained in the traditional Kathak of Jaipur gharana under the guidance of the legendary Pt. Rajendra Kumar Gangani and gained knowledge in Yoga, Tabla and Hindustani classical vocal during her dance training.

She has worked and performed as a Kathak dancer with different choreographers in India such as her mentor Pt. Rajendra Kumar Gangani for out-of-school productions, as well as other renowned artists like Saroja Vaidyanathan and Deodatt Persaud.

 

Ghazal performed as a solo dancer on different stages in India and Europe.

Ghazal Ramzani is the co-founder of Kalatva Collective where she is involved as a dancer, choreographer and music composer. One of her main concerns is creating chances for everyone to experience dance. Hence, she seeks to bring dance to places and people who usually don't get the privilege to experience it. As a part of Kalatva Collective as well as an independent artist and teacher, she performed and gave workshops and dance classes in public schools and community spaces of India, as well as in projects for refugee children in Germany and homes for seniors and elderly people.

Currently she is living in Berlin, working as a dancer and dance teacher.

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Ghazal Ramzani

Born in Iran

Raised in Iran and Germany

Lives and Works in Berlin and abroad

ghazalramzani@gmail.com

EDUCATION

 

Studied Kathak in "National Institute of Kathak Dance"- New Delhi, India

Graduated as a Kathak dancer

Studied philosophy at "Universität Hildesheim" - Hildesheim, Germany

WORKING EXPERIENCE (Performer)

Dancer in numerous productions of Pt. Rajendra Gangani

India and Germany

 

Dancer in different choreographies of Shri Deodatt Persaud

Germany

 

Dancer in Saroja Vaidyanathans choreography for "Kumbha Mela Festival 2016"

India

 

Dancer in World Music Band WEME for "International Music Festival New Delhi-2017"

India

WORKING EXPERIENCE (TEACHER)

 

Kathak Teacher at Hella Klub

Berlin / Germany

 

Kathak Workshop for Tap Dancers

TreleMorele Punkt Kultury

Warsaw/Poland

 

1zu1 für Kinder

Kathak Workshop for children from refugee background

Berlin / Germany

 

OM10

Kathak Workshop for girls from refugee background (Kalatva Collective)

Göttingen / Germany

 

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Kathak Workshop for girls from refugee background (Kalatva Collective)

Göttingen / Germany

 

Music Basti Workshops

Kathak Workshop and performance for children

OWN PROJECTS AND CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK

 

Co.Founder, Choreographer and dancer of Kalatva Collective

 

Choreographies for Kalatva Collective:

 

Kritya - Rising

Choreography and Music Rearrangement

 

The Division of Earth (based on a poem by Friedrich Schiller)

Concept and Choreography

 

Tarana

Choreography and Music Composition

 

 

Thilanna in Raag Kadana Kuthualam by M. Balamurlikrishna

Choreography and Music Rearrangement

 

Dhrupad in Raag Bhimplasi by Pandit Vinay Chandra Maudgalya

Choreography and Music Rearrangement

 

Tarana in Raag Jaunpuri by Pandit kumar Gandharva

Choreography and Music Rearrangement

 

Dadra "mora Shya" by Mohit Dobhal

Choreography

 

Delhi / India

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