is popularly known as " India's Divine Dancer"
. Pratap has recieved extensive training in the most authentic
and traditional manner from Pandit Birju Maharaj. He has the honour
of being the very first Disciple (Gandabandh Shagird) of Shri Birju
After establishing himself in India as a celebrated dancer, Pratap
was sponsored abroad to popularise the art of Kathak, Folk and Creative
dances. For the last 15 years Pratap has been residing in London,
England. During his stay here, he has taught in Bhartiya Vidya
Bhawan and the The National Academy of Indian Dance.
Pratap Pawar is the founder and artistic director of "Triveni"
dance company, London.
Moreover he has trained over 700 students from different races
during 8 years stay in the Caribbean countries and the West Indies.
He is the founder of famous Triveni Dance Company based
in London, England. Apart for teaching in London,
Pratap Pawar also holds regular monthly workshops in Glasgow, where
a very large number of students undertake training. Pratap has undertaken
a lot of work in bringing together different cultures by blending
Indian dance with Flamenco, Caribbean, Modern dance, etc. For this
he has recieved great acclaim worldwide.
Pratap Pawar is a priviledged artist credited
with great performances at the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizebeth
Hall and the Purcell Rooms, Kings Theatre (fund raising
for famine in Ethiopia).
Pratap Pawar has a long acclaimed list of
memorable performances throughout his life. His performance at the
Presidential House in Delhi has won him great name and fame. This
performance was in honour of visiting dignitaries from around the world
such as President J.F. Kennedy, President Kaounda, Her Majesty Queen
Elizebeth, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and manu others.