Story-telling through dance by Swapnokalpa Dasgupta & Poushali Mukherjee.
Sea View Room,Tata Theatre,NCPA
4 to 9 June 2018
11 am to 12.30pm
A new approach to story-telling, this workshop will have children tell tales through dance. Covering the basic mudras, the navarasas (the nine emotions) and multiple different ways in which the eyes, neck and head can be used in Indian classical dances, this one of a kind workshop will help children appreciate and learn the basics of our country’s rich dance culture.
Number of Participants:20
For workshop registration, please contact T- 66223822, 66223830 | M-9137076369
(Mon to Fri between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Swapnokalpa Dasgupta (Roychowdhury), an outstanding disciple of legendary Guru KelucharanMahapatra and Guru Poushali Mukherjee, is a dancer proficient in the Odissi style of Indian classical dance. In recognition of her talent and achievements, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India awarded her the National Scholarship for Odissi dance in 2001. She was also awarded and recognized as a 'NabinPratibha' (New Talent) by the PaschimBangaRajyaSangeet Academy (Directorate of Culture), Government of West Bengal State, India in 1999. In 2002, the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre of the Government of India awarded her in the PrativaUtsav (Talent Festival) organized in Kolkata (Calcutta), India for her proficiency in Odissi dance.She is currently heading the dance programming at the National Centre for the Performing Arts and has previously been the Odissi dance teacher at the prestigious BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, London, UK - Indian Institute for Art & Culture.