GEMS Modern Academy (GMA) Dubai along with Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts (MCPA) will be launching an Indian Performing Arts program as part of the core curriculum in the school for their students. To launch the program, they will be bringing Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj to the GMA auditorium on Monday, April 29 at 11am.
The program is intented to bring in Indian classical performing arts as an integrated curriculum in the primary school, so that young students can be exposed to and learn about the intricacies and beauty behind Indian classical music and dance. Birju Maharaj comes from a long line of Indian classical dancers, as he is a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers. He was won several awards and has received honorary doctorate degrees as recognition of his contributions to classical dance in India.