Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Interview - Avijit Das: Kuchipudi is graceful and elegant - Vijay Shanker


Avijit Das was initiated into Bharatanatyam at the age of five under the guidance of Sanaka Biswas of Shanti Niketan, and obtained his Diploma in Bharatanatyam from Kalakshetra, Chennai, on a meritorious scholarship in 2011. Developing a keen interest in Kuchipudi, he had his initial training in Kuchipudi Art Academy under Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and Manju Bharggavee. He is currently training under Jaikishore Mosalikanti. Avijit also has a Diploma in Carnatic music.

Is this the first time you are performing at the Khajuraho Festival?

Yes. This has been one of the best experiences of my dancing career. I consider it an honor to perform at one of the most well-known/respected dance venues in the country for classical dances. Every aspect of the performance has been handled extremely well and with remarkable professionalism. The organization, audio, video resources, travel, accommodations were quite impeccable.

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  1. So nice... viewed on such prestagious platform....all d best

  2. What an amazing story of the dancers entry to Kuchipudi and the talk shows his strength and confidence. Beautiful pictures and more than perfect posture. Just stunning

  3. Inspirational journey of kuchipudi dancing! Beautiful performances at the prestigious Khajuraho festival; your choreographies were brilliant!