Wednesday 30 August 2017

In praise of Guru Bipin Singh - Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari

Manipuri Nartanalaya celebrated the birth centenary of Guru Bipin Singh with Kathokchaba on August 23 and 25, 2017 in Kolkata. On the occasion of his 100th birthday celebrations, we pay tribute to the great visionary. 

Soon after the All India Dance seminar in April 1958 at Vigyan Bhavan, convened by Sangeet Natak Akademi, where I had seen Guru Bipin Singh's presentation of Manipuri dances with the Jhaveri sisters, establishing it as a classical dance form, I got an opportunity to visit Manipur with a research team of Devi Lal Samar's Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur.

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  1. Guru Bipin Sings whom is retarded as the father of modern manipuri Dance and style is belonged to BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI community.His Village is West Singari and home town is Silchar,under Cachar district is Assam.Both the Bishnupriya Manipuri and Meitei Manipuri have the one common unique culture MANIPURI.On his birth centenary celebration at Silchar I have published a booklet titled as " A TALE OF TWO COMMUNITIES WITH ONE COMMON UNIQUE CULTURE" and distributed it to the guest like Kalahari Devi, Darshana Jhaveri,Sanjib Bhattacharya,Jhinuk Chakrabarty and others and send it to am happy to go through the article by respected Dr.Sunil Kothari.