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  • Venue
    Little Theatre
  • Date Time
    15 June 2022 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Duration
    90 Minutes

Event Details

Manipuri by Sinam Basu Singh & Konjengbam Monika Devi and Bharatanatyam by Vaidehi Rele Lal

Sinam Basu Singh received his initial training in Manipuri at the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy in Imphal. He later continued his training at the Visva-Bharati University and obtained a postgraduate degree in Manipuri. He has also studied under Y. Hemanta Kumar, N. Tiken Singh and W. Lokendrajit Singh. He has performed extensively in prestigious festivals within the country such as the Uday Shankar Dance Festival (2007), Ganjam Mahotsav (2007), Pratibha Utsav of East Zone Cultural Center (2009), Nataraj Dance Festival (2011) and Purush Festival (2013), among many others. Sinam has been awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for his notable talent in the field of Manipuri dance.

Konjengbam Monika Devi is a promising young exponent of Manipuri dance from the state of Manipur. She is a disciple of gurus R.K. Achoubisana, Budhichandra Roy, N. Amusana Devi, Th. Hemchandra Singh, N. Tiken Singh, R.K. Sarojini Devi and S. Kriti Singh. Monika is approved by Doordarshan Imphal. She has completed a three-year diploma in Manipuri dance, a three-year post diploma in Ras and a three-year post diploma in Lai Haraoba from the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal. She has also completed her Masters in Manipuri dance from Manipur University. Besides dance, she has learned various aspects of the arts including Thang-Ta, Manipuri folk and Natasankritan song. Her performance has taken her across the length and breadth of the country and abroad to various prestigious festivals.

Vaidehi Rele – Lal comes from a family of traditional Indian classical dancers. Having always been inclined toward Indian traditions, she has learned Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali. She holds the title of being the youngest performer (she was eight at the time) at the Khajuraho Festival of Classical Dance. She also holds the Nalanda Nritya Nipuna Title 2016 and Guru Kadirvelu Pillai Nritya Saadhaka Title 2016 and was the winner of Sandip Soparrkar’s India Dance Week 2016.

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