Padmashree Late H. H. Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari of Santrampur, The daughter of H.H. Maharaja Yangyanarayan Singhji of Kishangarh, Rajasthan, was born in 1938. The rich atmosphere of different styles of music and art that were enjoyed during her childhood in the Kishangarh Palace made a deep impression on her. Appreciating the significance of Indian Classical dance forms, she studied Bharatnatyam, Kathakali and Oddisi. She never performed on stage because of her Rajput traditions.
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- HH Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari

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Workshops Conducted

2000

students trained in authentic Ghoomar

150

Performances at Cultural Institutions and Programs

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Dance Ballet

From Beyond the Horizons of

RAJASTHAN

A glimpse in to the princely world of
MUSIC and DANCE

The bravery and chivalry of the Rajputs of Rajasthan is known the world over. But little or nothing is known of the rich, rhythmic and highly graceful dance form, Which Belongs exclusively to the Rajput women GHOOMAR.

Heritage Preserved

LATE H. H. RAJMATA GOVERDHAN KUMARI

Only lady from the Royal families, conferred with a Padmashree Award for the preservation and revival of Ghoomar.

Bharat Ek Khoj

Doordarshan serial back in 1988, directed by Shyam Benegal showcased Ghoomar in their 26th episode about Rani Padmini. Ghoomar was performed  and the ghoomar songs were sung by the academy artists.

Traditional Musicians

Traditionally artisans were patronized by the Royal families. Their skill have been passed from generations to generations. These traditional musicians perform live for academy performances and workshop.

PADMAAVAT

Jyothi D Tommaar Trained Deepika Padukone in ghoomar for film Padmaavat and choreographed Ghoomar song along with Kruti Mahesh

The Torch Bearer of Legacy

Jyothi D Tommaar

Assistant Director, Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy

A trained Katthak dancer Jyothi D Tommaar was introduced to dance by her eldest sister at a tender age of four.

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Maharani Mandakini Kumari

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GANGAUR GHOOMAR DANCE ACADEMY

Maharani Saheba is keen to carry on the legacy of this graceful dance form, passed on by Rajmata Saheba to the next generation.

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Pratiba Naitthani

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GANGAUR GHOOMAR DANCE ACADEMY

Pratiba Naitthani is a Professor and Head of Department of Political Science in St. Xavier College, Mumbai.

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Few moments of Gaungaur Ghoomar Dance Academy

Over the Years


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