An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.
Odissi and Bharatanatyam Online Lecture Demonstration by Shayomita Dasgupta & Samrat Dutta
Schools: Soli Poonawalla Memorial High School, Pune & Shankarrao Dhone Vidyalaya, Pune
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
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. With Mohapatra, she performed major roles in dance sequences to much acclaim. Her acquaintance with SRJAN brought her in close association with Ratikant Mohapatra and made her familiar with the Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana. She has performed on various TV channels with distinction, notable among them being Doordarshan and Tara Music.
Being a disciple of PADMABHUSHAN PROF C.V CHANDRASEKHAR, CHENNAI, initially started learning Bharatnatyam from an early age under the able guidance of GURU SMT. THANKAMANI KUTTY (KALAMANDALAM CALCUTTA), has also been trained in Natya Shastra under Guru Kalamandalam Piyal. Has been awarded as a “TOP GRADE” Bharatnatyam artist by Doordarshan Kendra, in the year 2021.
Has been empanelled as a solo Bharatnatyam Artist by Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) and has received Junior Fellowship From CCRT, Ministry of Culture, (Government of India).In the year 2022.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.