CAT Lead Artist, Kathak
Parbati Chaudhury is a London-based performer, maker, and teacher, working for a number of companies and choreographers, including Pagrav Dance Company (PDC), ReRooted Dance Collective, Akademi, Kadam Dance, and Amina Khayyam Dance Company.
Her training in kathak began in 1998 at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and it continues with Urja Desai Thakore.
In the making of her own work, Parbati echoes the narratives she encounters through abstraction, dramatization, and subversion, using dance rooted in kathak, live music, and theatre, with collaboration at its heart. As one of DanceXChange’s 2020 Choreography Awardees, she is further developing her work-in-progress, Goodgirl.
As a teacher, Parbati leads kathak classes for PDC, as well as independently.