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Dr. Sunil Kothari's report about 2nd edition of 'Nrityabritti Batayan' festival at Durgapur

On 24th September,2017 Nirtyabriti Batayan festival held in Durgapur.The line up of dancers for the two day festival was quite varied, consisting of several dance forms including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathak, Yakshagana and Bharatanatyam jugalbandi. The music component consisted of renowned Bengali musician Sourendra Malik and Soumyajit Das from Kolkata, Sutanu Sarkar from Santinketan and Inamee Chakravarty and Saurabh Gangauly.

On the opening night on 24th September, a solo Bharatanatyam performance by Jhinook Mukherjee Sinha, spellbound the audience.Jhinook mukherjee sinha trained by the legendary guru Thangamani Kutty.Her Bharatanatyam performance was dynamic, full of energy and she danced with abundance.Based in Kolkata she is widely travelled and has earned quite a fame as a star pupil of Thangmani Kutty. In padam and next nritta number she performed with confidence registering bhavas with expressive face and in nritta danced with such ease that it looked graceful and very pleasant.

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