Ballet technique & Bharatnatyam from Nritya
Maharshi Acharya Parvati Kumar 1940.
Kathakali from Kathkali Vidwan Guru Karunakar
Bharatnatyam from Bharatnatyam Vidwan Guru Chandrashekar
Kathak from Kathak Acharya Pandit Hazarilal
Manipuri from Manupuri Expert Guru Murlidhar
Bharatnayam from Bharatnayam Guru & Vocalist
Guru Venugopal Pillai 1986.
of the Ballet in which Guruji performed as a
leading Dancer & did many Different Characters.
Don of a new era, character – Bhujang ( 1942)
Sita Haran, Character – Ram (1943)
Arjun Desai’s Amar Kavya, Character – Grishmakal
( 1948 )
Shankar, Ballet Unit – Phool ( 1949).
INT’s Rhythum of Culture, Character – Ardhanari
Nateshwar, Purush & Prakruti ( 1950).
Bambai Hindi Vidyapith’s Yashodhara, Character
– Shuddhodhan ( 1950).
INT’s Meerabai, Character – Vishdoot ( 1950).
INT’s Nehru’s Grow More Food, Character – Nehru
Bharatiya Vidya Bhawans Mahabharat, Character
- Duryodhan ( 1951).
Engineer Sister’s, Amrapali – Character – Villan
Sachin Shankar Ballet Unit – Ramayan, Character
- Ravan ( 1954).
Bharatiyakala Kendra’s Ram Leela, Character
– Ravan (1958).
INT’s Dekh Teri Bambai ( 1958).
Sachin Shankar Ballet Unit – Jay Parajay, Character
– Crow ( 1961).
Sudarshan Dher’s – Heer Ranjha, Character –
Kaidochacha ( 1961).
Yogendra Desai’s – Ram Shabri, Character – Ravan
Sarang Sister’s, Kumar Sambhav Character – Tarkasur
Sudarshan Dheer’s Mirza Saiba ( 1963).
Yogendra Desai’s, Akash Ganga, Character – Kapalik
Sarang Sister’s - Ramayan, Character – Ravan
Praven Kumar’s, Ramayan, Character - Ravan (
INT’s Discovery of India, Character – Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj, Mohd. Gazni & Ravan
INT’s Discovery of India, Character - Kaal (
Sachin Shankar Ballet Unit – Katha He Rama Janki
Chi, Character - Ravan ( 1966).
Sachin Shankar Ballet Unit Katha Yeh Ram Janki
Ki, Character - Ravan ( 1970).
Direction for Sangeet Natak & Ballet :
Kunjavihari, Honaji Bala, Rajmukut, Yehyati
Devjane, Simayvarun Parat Ja, Madanchi Manjeri,
Megh Malhar, Devajine Karuna keli, Mandar Mala,
Pandit Raj Jaganath, Durvachi Judi, Mitti ki
Gadi, Ballet : Swan Lake, Writer Vasant Sabnies
– Tumhi Majhe Savkar.
dancer in films :
Saurabh Modi’s Jhansi ki Rani - Lion Dance,
Jayant Desai’s Shivshankar – Pralay Tandav,
Ganesh Vivaha, Lavkush - Duet Dance, Jaljala
– Kathakali Nritya, Daag - Duet Dance.
for films :
P.L. Deshpande’s – Gulacha Ganapati, Nandu Khote’s
- Yaa Malak, Shrikant Sutar’s - Wakde Pavul,
Javai Majha Bhala, Stunt Film – Vanraj.
Roles in Natak :
Sant Tukaram – Character Chhatrapti Shivaji
Maharaj, Savitri – Character Mitra Punha Hindu
– Character Baaji Phasalkar, Nishikantachi Navri
– Character Subhayana, Sanyahastha Khadage –
Character Mahar Rakshas.
Chandrakant Hadkar Nritya Kala Mandir :
From the year 1945 Guruji has been imparting
the knowledge of Bharatnatyam, Kathak &
Ballet style to students. Many students have
performed Arrangetram under Guruji’s Guidance.
Nritya Workshop :
Guruji had conducted Lavnee Nritya workshop
in Mumbai at Shivaji Park for 5 days, this type
of Workshop was probably first of its own kind
in the year 1950.
performance in Pandit bhatkhande’s Punyatithi
Guruji had performed a Kathkali Dance in Pandit
Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande’s Punyatithi held
at Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan in the year 1950.
Performance in a temple :
Arti Nritya at Kedarnath Mandir in 1950 on the
occasion of Somvati Amvasya, Tandav Nritya at
Shankar Mandir Gavdevi, Mumbai & Kashi Vishwanath
Mandir, Matunga in the year 1955.
2 hours Krishna Leela Nritya at Shirdi Mandir
in 1984 on occasion of Guru Purnima Utsav.
Bhartiya Kala Kendra – Delhi has Honoured Guruji
with a Special Certificate for out standing
performance in the Ballet Ramleela, Directed
by famous choreographer Shri Devendra Shankar
Sequences & 15 Characters in a Ballet :
In INT’s Ballet Discovery of India Guruji had
performed 65 Sequences & 15 Characters.
The Script writer of this ballet was Shri. Rajendra
Shankar, date 1964.
Nritya Workshop :
Guruji was invited to America to conduct Bharatnatyam
Nritya Workshop in the year 1995.
Performed with Lokshahir Shri Amar Sheikh in
Ballet Yeh Vyartha Na Ho Balidan, Guruji composed
many dances & did solo dances on the Song.
Janamabhumi meri, Krishna Leela, Hunter Dance,
did dance Direction for Maharashtra Shahir Padmashree
Shahir Sable Loknatya & Mukta Natya Makadala
Chadali Bhanga, Foot Payarecha Samrat
was Appreciated by
Samrat Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj said
‘Nobody can perform the character of Ravan as
Gracefully & Vigorously like Shri Chankdrakant
Kavi Shri. Narayan Pednekar Said, “ Guru Chandrakant
Hadkar’s Performance as a crow was the most
impressive after picaso’s world famous crow”
the ballet Heer Ranjha the Role of Kaidochacha
performed by Guruji was so impressive &
powerful that veteran Actor Shri. Balraj Sahani
was highly impressed and wholeheartedly appreciated
Guruji, Date 1967.
known poet Shri. Shivram Devalkar said, “ Master
of dance Guru Chandrakant Hadkar has taken Dance
as his life & he is a devotee of Dance”
artist Shri. Vidyadhar Ghokhale said, “ Shri
Chandrakant Hadkar is a genuine Nritya Visharad
of Marathi tradional dances & he is Maharashtra’s
Nritya Mayur,” Date 1979.
Pitamaha Padma Bhushan Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer
Khan Saheb Said ‘Guru Chandrakant Hadkar is
Guru-o-ke Guru Maha Guru’ Date 2000.
Shahir Padmashree Shahir Sable said, “Guru Chandrakant
Hadkarji is a Maha Nritya Tapsvi" Date