A Tribute to Devi Saraswati
Nivedana 2018, a dance festival directed by Bharatanatyam artiste Debasmita Ghosh, paid tribute to Devi Saraswati at Jogesh Mime Academy, Kolkata on April 25. Somnath Das coordinated the programme and BR Vikram Kumar of Nataraj Music and Dance Academy and Roktim Sen of Panchali Boutique supported it. The guests who graced the occasion include Polly Guha, Poushali Mukherjee, Anurekha Ghosh, Shobha Kannan Roy, Tarun Bose and Prashant Arora. Rituraj Pramanik and Sucharita Roy hosted the whole programme. One of the guest performances of the evening saw Seuli Mukherjee Chatterjee, an accomplished Bharatanatyam artiste enthral the audience with her performance on Lord Krishna. Kabita Kar, a stunning Bharatanatyam performer owned the audience’s’ heart with her performance. Swastika Kala Kendra as a tribute gave a special guest performance to Devi Saraswati. The artistes who took part in the festival include J Ramya Iyer (Bharatanatyam), Ankur Ballal (Odissi), Preethi Ghadei (Kuchipudi), Dr Pankaj Namasudram (Sattriya), Rhea Dasgupta (Odissi), Debabrata Barua (Odissi), Supratim Pal (Bharatanatyam), Anupama Das (Kathak), Swagat Nath (Odissi), Shreya Ganguly (Kathak), Ananya Mukherjee (Odissi), Nrityanid Dance Group directed by Kabita Kar, Chaitali Roy (Bharatanatyam), Prachi Bhora (Odissi), Adrija Mukherjee (Odissi), Olivia Biswas (Kathak) and Shinjini Bose (Kathak). All the participants and the members of Nandanik Manus made the festival a grand success with their cooperation.