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Selected Special Accomplishments of Sa​rika Parekh

International Collaborations

Sarika Parekh was invited by Sarvajanik College of Performing Arts Surat, India in June 2015 for a Lecture Demonstration on Kathak Nritya Sarhad ne Paar (Kathak crossing the Indian Borders). Local artist Dr. Kakoli Chaterjee presented the traditional pieces while Sarika Parekh demonstrated Kathak using latin music, sports moves from basketball and soccer, panipuri and car driving themes to name a few.

By invitation from San Francisco Public Library, Sarika Parekh - in conjunction with Binal Vyas from India presented a lecture and demo for the Asian Heritage Month festivities - May 2016

Newspapers 
Interview: Divya Bhaskar June 2015
Newspaper sightings from 1995-1998 in Indian Express, Gujarat Samachar, Sandesh, Gujarat Mitra on several ocassions

Bachelors in Music (Kathak) – Distinction 1995

Awards (Medals/Chandraks) - 1996
  Late Jankiben Damle 
  Smt. Chandrakala Sharma 
  Sundarlal Gangani - by Ina Shah
  Dhirubhai Jariwala - by Ushaben Patel
  Harish Gangani - by Prathma Oza

Competitions
  1st place in Kathak Gujarat Sate youth festival – State level competition 1997
  1st place in Kathak South Gujarat region – National Youth Festival 1997
  1st place in Kathak Surat City, Gujarat – State Youth Festival 1997
  1st place in Kathak Surat City, Gujarat – National Youth Festival 1996

SF KalaKendra - Kathak and More