November 15, 2017

Astad Deboo to perform at the Tata Steel-organised Jamshedpur Winter Fest

Jamshedpur: Renowned classical dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo will be performing at the Fasy Auditorium, Loyola School, on Friday November 17, 2017. The event is part of the Jamshedpur Winter Fest, which is organised by Tata Steel.

Mr Deboo employs his training in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak as well as Kathakali to create a dance form that is unique to him, and has become a pioneer of modern dance in India. Throughout his long and illustrious career, he has worked with various prominent performers such as Pina Bausch, Alison Becker Chase and Pink Floyd, and performed in many parts of the world.

Mr Deboo was born in Navsari in a Parsi family, though he grew up in Kolkata till the age of six. Thereafter, the family shifted to Jamshedpur, where his father was employed with Tata Steel. His mother was a homemaker, and he has two sisters, Kamal and Gulshan. He studied at Loyola School, Jamshedpur, from where he passed out in 1964.

Entry to the event is free and the aim is for all classical dance enthusiasts to learn from and enjoy what will be a truly brilliant performance by Mr Deboo.