GUEST ARTIST: Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee started her classical dance training at a very young age in Bharatnatyam and Gaudiya Nritya under the tutelage of dance scholar Prof. Mahua Mukhopadhyay, culminating in national scholarships from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, in both the dance styles. She then went on to receive Jugal Srimal scholarship from Nehru Children’s Museum, Kolkata.

She has performed as a soloist in various prestigious national dance festivals and venues in India and Bangladesh including at Uday Shankar Dance Festival (Kolkata), Kalamandalam (Kerala), Guruvayur Temple (Kerala), Shankardev Kalakshetra (Assam), Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (New Delhi), Bangladesh National Museum (Dhaka) & Shilpa Kala Academy (Dhaka). Arpita has been featured in documentary films by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India on original research into the art forms of ancient Bengal and on the development of a canon for Gaudiya Nritya. After relocating to the US in 2015, Arpita has performed as an invited soloist for Yale University’s South Asian Culture Center, Department of Ethnic studies at Rowan University and Terpsichore Festival in Corvallis, Oregon.

Join us at Bhinsandhya on June 25th for the performance!

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