Satkara, an organization founded by Sattriya danseuse Meenakshi Medhi with the aim to spread the knowledge, essence, ethics & philosophy of Sattriya culture. Satkara has been organizing various workshops, festivals, competitions on Sattriya culture for the youth of India in collaboration with various reputed institutes like Sangeet Natak Akademi, IGNCA, Directorate of cultural affairs, Govt of Assam and many more.
Recently, Satkara in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts organized a 15 days workshop ‘Sahanartana-Series III’ at Bal Jagat, IGNCA, New Delhi from 24th September to 8th October, 2017. Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Haricharan Bhuyan Borbayan was the chief instructor of this year’s workshop where Meenakshi Medhi and Srijani Bhaswa Mahanta assisted him.
This workshop was in continuation to the first two editions of Sahanartana which were organized in Mumbai in the year 2014 and 2015.
Sahanartana- Series III had participants from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Mizoram, Delhi and Assam. This year the participants were taught the Mahapurush Madhavadeva’s Ghosha ‘Srimanta Sankara Hari Bhakatara’ and ‘Oporadha Binaxono’, the students from junior category learned Krishna Nritya and abhinaya on Lowoni Suri. Students from senior category were taught Bor Ramdani of Chaali Nach and abhinaya on “Muktito nispriho jitu xehi bhakataka nomu“.
Apart from regular dance training for 15 days, Satkara screened a short film ‘Yugadrashta- A visionary’, directed by Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta. A special talk was rendered by Professor T.S Satyanath on ‘Approaching Indian Performative Tradition’ was also organized as a part of Sahanartana- Series III. Eminent Kathak dance exponent Padmashri Shovana Narayan, Mohiniyattam expert Jayaprabha Menon including other art lovers of the capital witnessed the culmination of the 15 day workshop on the 8th of October evening at IGNCA, New Delhi.
The spectators were mesmerized by the performances of the participants and also by Meenakshi Medhi and Srijani Bhaswa Mahanta.
The AMRAPALI RENDITION MAGAZINE is an initiative of the AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS). This initiative was brought out in 2014, by Editor-in-Chief and founder of Amrapali (Society for ARTS), Pranaame Bhagawati. With a mission to bring in a variety of artistic information, news reports, press releases, features, articles, etc. onto a single platform from wherein the best of artistic consciousness blooms, we believe in networking and collaborating with writers, contributors, art critics, institutes, organisations and cultural journalists.