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Haridasa Vamsha Sanjaata Haridaasacharya, Sharat R Prabhath, belongs to the lineage of Saint Poet Purandara Dasaru. He is the torch bearer of the sacred art form – ‘Harikatha.’ Apart from being a Harikatha exponent, Sharat is also a trained Kathak dancer and a Karnatic vocalist. A multifaceted artiste, Sharat has also made a mark as a director of dance musicals, music composer and a formidable choreographer.

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History of Harikatha

Karnataka’s Haridaasa’s cult arouses varied questions in one’s mind. The literary works of great saint poets of Karnataka answer questions relating to spiritual experiences, Knowledge of Tantra, Vedic wisdom, Societal Culture, Music, Dance, Theater and the like. But, the prime purpose of Haridaasa literature is to expand one’s life and spirit.

Hundreds of thousands such unanswered questions pertaining to creation, sustenance, and destruction are answered using simple words of Haridaasas. And the popular medium which was/is used to propagate the truth was/is “HARIKATHA.”

Harikatha, thus is a famous art of storytelling that requires tactful rendering of stories accompanied with music and dance. Harikatha demands from the performer Knowledge of Sanskrit, the epics and puranas, the Vedas, music, dramatics, and dance, besides an overall interest and understanding of culture and philosophy.

This composite art form, popularly known as “One Man Theater” narrates eye opening truths of the universe using colourful stories imbibing all the 9 rasas or qualities. Thus, a Harikatha exponent shoulders the responsibility of transforming the society to a better place.

India, a country that personifies Vedic wisdom, on the other hand also propagates the idea of devotion. This movement of Bhakti grew in the southern part of India, and Karnataka is the state that contributed the most in the movement with Haridaasa kruthis, Abhangs, vachanas, karnatic kruthis and many others.

The land also produced the father of Karnatic music, Saint Poet Purandara Dasaru, who propagated Harikatha and created the rich lineage of Harisaasas. The tradition of Harikatha thus grew and flowed through Vijaya Dasaru, Mohana Dasaru and up to the realised soul Rama Dasaru – who further expanded the territory by indoctrination the famous Harikatha duo Vankanna Das and Venugopal Das, who further extended the lineage by giving deeksha to the brothers, Gopinath Das and Jayasimha Das, who established the renowned art organisation, Prabhath Kalavidaru with their brothers Aacharya Karigiri (Eldest) and Dwarkanath (Youngest).

Hailing from the same lineage of Saint Poet Purandara Dasaru, and the illustrious family of Prabhat, Daasacharya Sharat R Prabhath, currently carries on the ancient tradition of Harikatha under the guidance of his father, Aacharya Raghavendra J Prabhat.

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About

Sharat, a professional Kathak exponent, started his training under the able tutelage of the famous dancing duo – Nirupama and Rajendra and now he continues to learn the form under the maestro of Jaipur Gharana – Pt. Rajendra Gangani.

Sharat is a professional solo performer, who has presented his works on prestigious platforms and esteemed occasions. He also trains many young enthusiasts at his dance space – Prabhat Kala Tapovana, Jayanagar, Bangalore.

Apart from being a soloist, Sharat also directs and produces dance productions. One such dance production Directed and choreographed by him is “Kathaastra”, which set several benchmarks in the field.

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Performance

Sharat is an all-rounder, who is proficient with many performing art forms. Get in touch with the Artiste to host his performance.

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Music Composing

Sharat is one of the able music directors of Bangalore. He has composed many jingles and songs for educational institutions and art academies. Among many works, a few important ones are:

  • A line of comparison between Vedas and Bible – A dance musical presented marking the 150th year celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Chicago. A mind-boggling experiment sponsored by esteemed artists from the US.
  • Music composition for a theatrical production organised by Green Room and Ranga Sourabha for the work of TP Kailasam.
  • Kathak repertoire for professional Kathak exponents of Bangalore.
  • Music composition for Trivalley Kannada Group from the US – A holographic novel production called Sri Krishnaamrutham.
  • Anthems for Kannada Sanghas in the US.
  • Anthems for Educational Institutions and reality shows.

Sharat, along with his co-composer, Rohit Bhat, has composed for many esteemed institutions and companies. Among many creative works, a few projects composed by the duo – RoSha are:

  • Kathaastra, Dawn of The Epic – An unprecedented dance musical with poetry. The duo has composed music for the project which was worked in collaboration with the animation story supervisor of the mega movie Bahubali. The music of Kathaastra has been very well applauded by geniuses like Real Star Upendra and Praveen D Rao.
  • Asrutam – A unique project on Devadasis produced by one of the most promising dancer Surabhi Bharadwaj.
  • Ghazal for Kannadigas – A private project, where the duo composed music for ghazals written in Kannada.
  • Seasons – A contemporary and an abstract subject specially crafted for dance.
  • Creation under his discretion – A very unique concept of depicting the creation and destruction process with unconventional syllables and Ragas.
  • Sri Krishna Charitam – Life story of Lord Krishna (Traditional Music).
  • Punyakoti – A folk Lore that is a household name in Karnataka.
  • Multiple projects for colleges, theatre groups, dance companies and schools.
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Music Composing

Sharat is one of the able music directors of Bangalore. He has composed many jingles and songs for educational institutions and art academies. Among many works, a few important ones are:

  • A line of comparison between Vedas and Bible – A dance musical presented marking the 150th year celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Chicago. A mind-boggling experiment sponsored by esteemed artists from the US.
  • Music composition for a theatrical production organised by Green Room and Ranga Sourabha for the work of TP Kailasam.
  • Kathak repertoire for professional Kathak exponents of Bangalore.
  • Music composition for Trivalley Kannada Group from the US – A holographic novel production called Sri Krishnaamrutham.
  • Anthems for Kannada Sanghas in the US.
  • Anthems for Educational Institutions and reality shows.

Sharat, along with his co-composer, Rohit Bhat, has composed for many esteemed institutions and companies. Among many creative works, a few projects composed by the duo – RoSha are:

  • Kathaastra, Dawn of The Epic – An unprecedented dance musical with poetry. The duo has composed music for the project which was worked in collaboration with the animation story supervisor of the mega movie Bahubali. The music of Kathaastra has been very well applauded by geniuses like Real Star Upendra and Praveen D Rao.
  • Asrutam – A unique project on Devadasis produced by one of the most promising dancer Surabhi Bharadwaj.
  • Ghazal for Kannadigas – A private project, where the duo composed music for ghazals written in Kannada.
  • Seasons – A contemporary and an abstract subject specially crafted for dance.
  • Creation under his discretion – A very unique concept of depicting the creation and destruction process with unconventional syllables and Ragas.
  • Sri Krishna Charitam – Life story of Lord Krishna (Traditional Music).
  • Punyakoti – A folk Lore that is a household name in Karnataka.
  • Multiple projects for colleges, theatre groups, dance companies and schools.
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Conceptualization and Dance Choreography

Sharat is often recognised as a powerhouse of concepts. He has conceptualized and successfully presented many theatricals, dance musicals and stories. He has been instrumental in the presentation of many creative concepts in the forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Group Productions, Harikatha, Interactive theatre, One man show and many others.

Sharat is also a very innovative and unconventional choreographer. Apart from being a classical Kathak dancer and choreographer, Sharat never fails to cast his charm in freestyle dancing. He has choreographed for many professional institutes, corporate companies and educational organisations. He is the principal choreographer for the company Prabhat Arts International, under which, he has choreographed many dance ballets like Kathaastra, Pibhata Bhagavatam Rasamalayam, Srinivasa Kalyana, Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya and many others. He also holds expertise in choreographing unique kathak compositions.

School Projects

Sharat holds expertise in conceptualising, scripting, composing music, choreographing and training students at various schools of Bangalore. With his enormous amount of creativity and exposure, he creates magic on stage in the Broadway style. Children, who aren’t trained in any form of dance present a show of professional standard under his supervision. He has recreated the classics of Disney and famous folklores from across the world with a complimenting touch of Indians.

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School Projects

Sharat holds expertise in conceptualising, scripting, composing music, choreographing and training students at various schools of Bangalore. With his enormous amount of creativity and exposure, he creates magic on stage in the Broadway style. Children, who aren’t trained in any form of dance present a show of professional standard under his supervision. He has recreated the classics of Disney and famous folklores from across the world with a complimenting touch of Indians.

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