The closing event of the Mumbai Dance Season will feature performances by eminent artistes and institutions from Mumbai as well as established young performers. The finale will be curated by noted artistes, Darshana Jhaveri and Tushar Guha.
Darshana Jhaveri is a classical Manipuri dancer, research scholar and teacher and is one of the four internationally renowned Jhaveri sisters, whose name has become synonymous with Manipuri dance. She has dedicated her life to preserve, perpetuate and propagate the classicism of Manipuri under the able guidance of Bipin Singh, who has nurtured her talent as a technically versatile dancer, having specialised in both tandava and lasya elements of Manipuri dance and music. She has performed with her sisters around the world since 1958. She has collaborated with her guru, Singh, and visited Manipur several times to meet various gurus, learn and collect recorded music and correlate the oral tradition with Vaishnavite and Indian texts on dance and music. The creative contribution of the Jhaveri sisters and Singh has been to bring the traditional and classical dances of Manipur from the temples to the theatre without polluting its original form and spirit. Jhaveri is actively associated with Manipuri Nartanalaya in Mumbai, Kolkata and Manipur. She has received many honours and awards, including the National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri.
Dr. Tushar Guha, Founder & Chairman of Nrityanjali Group, is an eminent performing artiste with experience in dance, music and drama in addition to being a psychologist, educationist, corporate trainer, mentor, author and personality development pioneer in India. With over 32 years of in-depth research and professional experience, he made history in the year 2000 when he earned the first Doctorate in Personality Development from the U.S.A. Dr. Guha’s research has been presented at the Harvard School of Education. His book Perceptions of Personality, published in 1996, is the approved reference book on personality development by the Government of Maharashtra. A graduate of English Literature, he also has a master’s degree in economics. Guha is an entrepreneur with his own printing and publishing house. He has trained in Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and Kathak at the Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir, Kolkata, while simultaneously pursuing dramatics and music under guru, Anima Roy.
An NCPA Presentation curated by Darshana Jhaveri and Tushar Guha.
An evening of dance based on Bhakti Ras Performers
Kamalika Guha Thakurata
Anand Sachidanandan – Prachi Saathi
Sujatha Nair – Renjish Nair
Gauri Sharma Tripathi
Latasana devi – Purbita Mukherjee
Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture
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