Manjari Chaturvedi, the leading exponent of classical dance in India for last 25 years, is an unusual dancer, she has blazed her own path, that no one traversed earlier, in the field of performing arts with her work on spirituality and dance. She has taken the traditional form of Kathak and has created her own style, her own brand of dance Sufi Kathak. Her productions as a dancer are projects that are meticulously researched, documented, as she first studies the original traditions and then finds her own artistic expression of the subject and that expression is always unique, as never seen before, as she pours her heart and soul into the dance. Manjari has extensively worked on gender sensitive subjects through her medium of dance, exploring the many traditions woven into poetry, music and dance. She re-lives traditions in a modern context, at times re-living an era that has been lost to time and creating that ecstatic dance of mystical surrender. A danseuse representing Lucknow gharana of Kathak and postgraduate in Environmental Sciences, Manjari embodies her performance art bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.
Manjari has extensively performed in Europe (France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, U.K. & Ireland, Armenia, Georgia), the Middle East (Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait), South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia) Asia (Thailand, Bangladesh, SriLanka) and Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), Australia and America.