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 the dance form. 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 Raas 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 Natasankirtana song. Her performance has taken her across the length and breadth of the country and abroad to various prestigious festivals.
Vaidehi Rele Lal coming from a family of traditional Indian Classical Dancers of Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Juhu, Mumbai, it is not surprising that she has learnt Indian classical dance from a very tender age, under the initiation of her world-renowned grandmother Padmabhushan Dr Smt. Kanak Rele and her academician par excellence mother Guru Dr. Uma Rele. Currently she’s being further trained by Sangeet Natak Awardee and Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskaar recipient Guru Shri Deepak Mazumdar.
A postgraduate in performing arts under the tutelage of the esteemed lecturers at Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, she is currently pursuing PhD in Dance.
She is a Visiting Faculty at her alma mater, and a graded artist of Doordarshan, Mumbai.
She has performed at various national and international dance festivals as a soloist, as well as, a prime member of the prestigious Nalanda Troupe and has received several awards and recognition.
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