« A swiss virtuose of indian classical dance, of course its surprising. It is even more if she is like Priscilla Brülhart as blond as the grils at the Ganga river are brown…. » LA LIBERTE
Since her very young age, Priscilla has a very developped artistical sense and is passionated by the body expression. She started her artistical studies in Monaco at the music conservatory and Danse Plus school. But also at the Laban Center London. She was then practicing: classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and funky.
In 2006, she meets her Kathak (indian classical dance) Guruji Pt Ravi Shankar Mishra from Benaras, who gave her her indian artist name « Gauri ».
In her several stays in India and the 6 years she passed there, Priscilla also got trained in yoga, the body and spiritual training of the dancers as well as tabla. Today she got a junior and senior diploma in kathak from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti academy in Allahabad and she is currently prepairing to pass her Prabhakar.
Since 2010 Priscilla is active on stage to present kathak in India, Europe and Switzerland. She is collaborating in creations of fusion and working with many kind of artists (Les ballets de Monte Carlo – La Landwehr – Le cirque liquide …). In january 2014 Priscilla is grouding her association Sangeet Swiss with chief patron Pt Rajan Sajan Mishra, to promote indian classical arts in Switzerland and allow inter cultural exchanges. She is an empanelled kathak teacher at the ADEM in Geneva as well as in Fribourg. She also got the respect of Thierry Loup who already offered 4 artiscal residencies and stages in the Nuithonie theater Villas-sur-Glâne.
In 2020 Gauri received the cultural grant of the canton Fribourg in Switzerland to conduct an artistical research on her own mouvement language en raas (emotion) in kathak and contemporary dance.
Gauri performs and represent the style of Benaras since many years with the approval and blessings of her Guruji. She is teaching and has developped a great way and pedagogy of kathak. The technic, the expressions, the richness and refinement of the indian culture, are so many elements wich allows her to bring this ancestral art form to children, in schools or in adults workshops. Gauri teaches in several festivals and events the complexity of the hindustani system in wich is deeply rooted the kathak.
Some projects and institution Gauri collaborated with:
Rashri Kathak Sansthan-Lucknow-Inde,
Sangeet Sabah Kashi-Varanasi-Inde,
Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh-Varanasi-Inde,
Mediathèque de Monaco,
Les Nuits de l’Inde-Nuithonie-Villars-sur-Glâne-Suisse
Support and donate to my association : www.sangeet-swiss.com