Over the years
has blossomed as a
choreographer of high caliber. In
keeping with the contemporary trend
Deepak choreographs traditionally pure
items and also ventures
in the field of innovations.
Deepak has been the chief choreographer
HEMA MALINI for classical Bharata
Natyam. He is her regular "nattuvanar"
and accompanies her whenever she gives
Bharat Natyam recitals - in India as
well as abroad. He has choreographed
more than 25 fresh traditional Bharata
Natyam items for her.
Besides his work in Bharata Natyam has
also choreographed two solo full length
dance presentations in innovative style.
In this style Deepak blends deep
evocative "abhinaya" and the concept of
"body language" - both based on the
tradition. His deep
knowledge of the "nritta karanas" of the
Natyashastra gained during his
studentship at Nalanda and his masterly
command over "bhava - niroopana"
(exposition of human emotions) gained
from his guru Dr. Kanak Rele has made
this contribution of his truly
His two solo productions are "Ramayana"
dance to Saint Tulsidas's lyrics which
concentrates entirely on the male
characters appearing in the great epic.
Deepak himself portrayes all these
characters. He has also choreographed a
"bhakti" oriented presentation exlolling
the beloved deity "shrunathjee" of
in which he has explored the
various forms of "bhakti" as specified
in the "Vishnava Sampradaya".