The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Guwahati Regional Office recently organised their Horizon Series | August 2017 in collaboration with the Directorate of Library Services, Govt. of Assam. The concert focused upon the two classical dance styles on the northeastern region viz. Sattriya and Manipuri dances.
The evening was graced by Sri Anurag Trivedi, Director, IGNCA (New Delhi) as the Guest of Honour. The performances were performed by ICCR empaneled artistes Dipjyoti Das and Dipankar alongwith their troupe wherein they presented the Sattriya dance style.
This emerging Sattriya dancing duo who is well known as Dipjyoti-Dipankar have already been able to collect accolades for their performing abilities and presentational skills throughout.
The recital was indeed neat, precise and could keep holding the spectators’ attention. The duo started their performance with a Krishna Vandana followed by a Chali Nritya by their students. The crisp Ramayana episode performed by the duo Dipjyoti-Dipankar was a delight to watch, which very well established the varied nuances and abhinaya based episodes of the epic. The last performance made was the Dashavatar Nritya, which describes about the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
The next presentation was made by Sri Bibhul Kanta Sinha alongwith his troupe in Manipuri dance style. Sri Bibhul Kanta Sinha, who have traversed internationally for his dancing skills presented his compositions, reflecting different repertories of his dance art.
He started with an invocation delivering Vasudeva Kutumbakam, meaning the whole world is one family. The recital was then followed by some technical repertories and the famous Manipuri Raas Leela by his students.
Photos courtesy: Anjan Deka