ANASUA MAJUMDAR

Kathak Classical Dance Perfomer & Choreographer
Disciple of
Pandit Birju Maharaj(Padma Vibhushan)
Pandit Vijay Shankar(sangeet Natk Awarded) .

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About ANASUA MAJUMDER

...as an exponent of the Kathak style under the guidance and training from pandit Vijay Shamkar ji, since the last 10 years,She is pursuing her training in"kalashram" under the Guidance of Padma Bhibusan Pandit Birju maharaj and Saswati sen.

Not only,she is highly motivated,Versatile and creative,she is alsovery compassionate about her experimental work .dance is the Manifestationthrough which she express herself.

Now her mossion is to expend kathak dance style of Lucknow gharana influenced by various mythological narratives,temple dance,the bhakti Movement,Persain dance and Mughal courts.

She conducts workshops to dancers nationally and internationally.Regardless of the experience she desires to explain the dance as an artform and culture

PRESS REVIEWS AND MOVIE EXPERIENCE

--LA TRADE CONN CRISTINA (Spain)
--THE TIMES OF INDIA ,DELHI TIMES (Delhi)
--THE TELEGRAPH (Kolkata)
--THE INDIAN EXPRESS (Chennai)
--CITY BHASKAR (Bhopal)
--RAJASTHAN PATRIKA (Rajasthan)

MOVIE APPEARANCE :

VISHWAROOP ( Pt.Birju Maharaj ji's composition,national awarded song)

QUALIFICATION

1) Passed Higher Secondary in 2004
2) 1st Class in B. A. (Dance) Hon's in Kathak from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2007.
3) 1st Class in M. A. (Dance) Part I in Kathak from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2008.
4) 1st Class in M. A. (Dance) Part II in Kathak from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2009.

My Shows

Success Story and Photos



2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

2014 Bvlgari Show

ACHIEVEMENTS


1) Received graded dancer certificate from " Doordarshan " Kolkata.
2) Received National Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 2009-10.
3) Stood 1st in State National ‘Yubo Utsab' at Kolkata in 2009.
4) Stood 2nd in Dover Lane Talent Search Contest 2009.
5) stood 3rd in National ‘Yubo Utsab' at Bhubaneswar in 2010.
6) Stood 3rd in W. B. State Music Academy in 2008.
7) Stood 2nd in Inter Divisional Cultural Competition organised by South Eastern Railway in 2007.
8) Stood 1st in All Bengal Cultural Competition in 2004.

EXPERIENCE AND PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION

1) Learning Kathak dance from smt. Swagara Mukherjee , Guru Pt. Vijai Shankar since last 10 years.
2) pursuing her training in" Kalahram " under the guidance of Padma Vibhushan pandit Birju Maharaj ji and Saswati Sen.
3) Attended workshop on Kathak by Pt. Birju Maharaj
4) Attended workshop on Kathak by Smt. Saswati Sen and Rajendra Gangani.
5) Work with padatik dance center.
6) Learnt Western Contemporary Dance technique from Ronnie shambik ghose.

PARTICIPATION AND CHOREOGRAPHY

1) 1st International Youth Festival held at Ajmer in 2009.
2) Indian Classical Dance Group Competition - 1st Prize.
3) International Dance Group - 1st Prize.
4) Folk Dance Group - 3rd Prize.

PERFORMANCE


  • 27th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019 - performed in Indian Jazz & Dance week in Passau, Germany. The venue was “CAFE MUSEUM” - Jazz Club Passua with International Artist Avirbhav Verma (India), Paul Zauner (Austria), Carlton Holmes (USA) and Wolfram Derschmidt (Austria).

  • Assistant Choreographer with Lok Chhanda on NTCP School project titled "under Water" my segment was working with school children of " koldam"and the final performance in the raising day celebration of NTPC in Delhi Siri Fort auditorium .

  • April 2018 - Invited by Glasgow Life/Glasgow Arts for 5 months dance residency. Working with Glasgow Schools and Desi Bravehearts Dance Group. Residency included a dance commission of Kathak, Flamenco and Chinese “Treenava” working with International Dance Artist Carmen Castro (Barcelona) and Ming Chu Au (Annie) (China) and 15 young dancers from Glasgow.

  • August 2018 - performed solo and choreographed " treenava " for Festival 2018 also Performed with Lok Chhanda Cultural Unit in Merchant City Festival as part of European Athletics Championship held in Glasgow jointly with Berlin. (8th & 9th August)

  • August 2018 - Performance as part of Lok Chhanda Cultural Unit in Edinburgh Fringe Festival (13th to 25th August)

  • August 2018 - Performance as part of Lok Chhanda Cultural Unit in Glasgow Celebrating Indian Independence in Marriott Hotel (26th August)

  • September 2018 - Kathak Dance workshops in Dundee Multi Cultural Centre (10th & 11th September)
  • After the successful short residency in 2016 Anasua was invited back in 2017 by Glasgow Life for six months. Anasua worked in schools, community groups while in Glasgow. Anasua during her stay choreographed two big dance productions “Safar so Far” – Journey of Kathak dance from Mandirs to Mughal Courts to Melas and “Mughal-e-Azam” showcased in Glasgow Mela and during the 70th Anniversary of Indian Celebration in Royal Concert Hall”
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  • In the year 2017 Was invited to China( Xiamen) as a Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, Judge, in Jingya international Dance Festival, one of the biggest International dance festival in China.
  • In 2016 Performed in Kolkata and Gave Tribute to the Legendary Sitara Devi, on her Death Anniversary.
  • Was invited to Uk Glasgowlife in the year 2016 as a Short time Dance Residence Teacher for the Glasgow Mela as a Dance choreographer and Performer.
  • Recently individual international assignments for "International Festivals" like 'Ningbo China WBF'. 'IDW' under SSBDC Spain, performed solo recital, trained students from across the Globe and also a part of the prestigious judging panel adjudicating a competition held at China(ningbo),Spain 2013-14-15.
  • Germany 'Day's of India' in honor of the prime minister Dr.Manmohan Singh,tour with kalashram (2013)
  • 'Khajuraho Festival' in the year of (2015) 'Ananya Festival' in New Delhi (2013) 'Udayshankar Festival' ,kolkata (2013) 'Vasantotsava',Delhi (2011) Kala Ghora Festival ,Mumbai(2012) Kathak Marathon,kolkata(2009)
  • Beneath the Tamarind Tree,Not Your Mothers,production with Delhi Dance Theatre (a New York based entity)
  • Choreography festival with Padma Vibhushan Dr.Sonal Mansingh .
  • Performed all across Spain,United kingdom,west and south Africa,Scotland,Sri Lanka concerts organized by ICCR.
  • Taj Festival Rajgir Festival