Chudamani Pradan and Keki Kantha
Odissi by Shayomita Dasgupta & Subikash Mukherjee
Yakshagaanam- Bharatanatyam duet by Shravan Ullal & Kiran Ullal
Shayomita Dasgupta delved into the classical dance arena at four, when she nurtured the nuances of Kathak and Manipuri. She recalls her acquaintance with Kelucharan Mohapatra in 1995 as the turning point in her life and career. She has performed on various TV channels with distinction, notable among them being Doordarshan and Tara Music. Dasgupta is a recipient of the Sangeet Bivakar Award by Bangiya Sangeet Parishad and the National Nriya Bhushan Award by the India Theatre Olympiad, to name a few. She is the Founder Director at Pragyadyuti, an Odissi Nrityabasa.
Subikash Mukherjee is a student of Giridhari Nayak and Ratikant Mohapatra and has completed Sangeet Visharad from the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. He has trained under Kumkum Mohanty and received guidance from Kelucharan Mohapatra, with whom he has had the privilege to perform. He has received the West Bengal State Music Academy Award and the Victoria Memorial Society Award, to name a few. His name is included in the Guinness Book of World Records for participating in the Largest Odissi Dance. Mukherjee runs a dance institution named Sankalapa Nrityayan.
Chudamani Pradan describes the first meeting between Sita and Hanuman at Ashok Vatika in Ravana’s Lanka. When Hanuman finds Sita alone and in despair, he gives her Rama’s ring and convinces her of his identity. On his request, Sita, finally reassured, gives Hanuman the Chudamani, a headpiece to take back and show Rama that she is alive and safe.
Shravan Ullal has been trained in the art of Bharathanatyam since a very tender age from Shanthala Awardee Guru Sri Ullal Mohan Kumar. He mastered the style with great dedication and sincerity. He in depth knowledge in the style, the command over Rhythm, defined moveAments flowing pirouettes and pleasant abhinaya, always got high appreciation in different parts of India. Being a graded artist of Doordarshan Bengaluru he also learned Carnatic Music, Flute, Veena. He has a master degree for Bharathanatyam from Kalai kaveri College of Fine Arts Tamilnadu in his name.
Shravan is a versatile performer, Choreographer, Principal and the artistic director of Manthra Natyakala Gurukula (R.) based in Mangalore
Kiran Ullal has been trained in the art of Yakshagana from Dakshina Kannada Jilla Rajyothsava Awardee Natya Guru Sri Sabbanakodi Rama Bhat.
Kiran is a versatile performer, Choreographer and the Secretary / Trustee of Manthra Natyakala Gurukula (R.) based in Mangalore.
Both have performed extensively all over India and abroad in National Festivals
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