Dance: Sattriya

The Nritta, Nritya & Natya
A dance form dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu
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The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century A.D by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva as a powerful medium for the propagation of the Vaishnava faith.

Sattriya is one of the major Indian classical dances from Assam. Although it is a living dance tradition which has been thriving for almost six hundred years through the Sattra institutions (Vaishnava monasteries) of Assam, it gained mainstream visibility only in the recent decade after Sattriya was recognized as a classical dance by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2000. This recognition encouraged and facilitated further experimentation, research, and performance in the field of Sattriya dance.

The evening will showcase the dynamic duo extremely talented and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2021 Awardee Dipjyoti-Dipankar. They have started learning Sattriya Dance under Guru Smt. Bobbyrani Talukdar, Smt. Dollyrani Talukdar and presently receiving training in Sattriya Dance from Sri Ram Krishna Talukdar. They are also Bisharad in Kathak Dance under Guru Smt. Bobbyrani Talukdar and the Kathak exponent Guru Marami Medhi.

Dipjyoti received a gold medal for Sattriya Dance in Youth Festival 2012 organised by Guwahati University and Dipankar obtained 1st class first position in B. Music from Luit Knowar Rudra Baruah State College of Music under the Guwahati Univeristy, Dipjyoti-Dipankar Achieved “Uddugik Bota” from All Assam Nibanuwa Sanstha and Yubakalaratna Award’ from Kuchipudi art Academy Andhra Pradesh.

In Association with Luitporia Nasoni Group