Friday, 15 July 2016

Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari - Devadasi, Apsara and Chali Nritya seminar at Guwahati

Prateesha Suresh, an exponent of Sattriya dance, under the aegis of her Pratishruti Foundation arranged a one day seminar and lecture demonstration / performance at Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati on 4th July 2016. The seminar on ‘Tradition of Classical Dance and Music in Assam’ focused on Devadasi Nritya, Apsara Nritya, Chali Nritya and Classicism in Sattra singing.

It is a welcome initiative offering insights into these dance and music traditions. In spite of the fact that Sattriya dances received recognition in the year 2000 as the 8th classical dance form, a lot still needs to be brought to the attention of scholars, performers, gurus, organizers and both connoisseurs and lay public alike.

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