Indian Classical Dancer
The art of dance finds the one who loves it...
...and the same happened with Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa, who was initiated into dance at the age of 3. Starting her first training in Rabindra Nritya as her first love, in the later age she added the feather of pride on her cap by inheriting the art of Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Nazrul Nritya. Later it was the emotive nature of Mohiniyattam that caught her imagination. Kerala was her next stop. Kerala Kalamandalam, the craddle of Indian Arts, welcomed her with open arms.
Gurus & Training
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa has received her Diploma in Mohinyattam & Kuchipudi from Kerala Kalamandalam, Deemed University, under renowned Gurus. She is a National Scholarship Awardee, having received it for pursuing Higher Studies in Mohiniyattam & Kuchipudi. Currently she is under the guidance of Dr. Guru Smt. Thankamani Kutty and Pallavi Krishnan.
Awards & Recognition
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa is a graded artist of Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata. She has been recognised for her successful and unique non-stop (26 hrs) performance in 2012, in Rabindrabharati, Hyderabad, on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. She has received National Scholarship from Government of India, to pursue higher education in Mohiniyattam (2002-04) and Kuchipudi (2005-07).
She was also awarded the best Durga title by Star Ananda Satellite Channel in 2010. She was awarded the Best Young talent in 2003, in Doverlane Music & Dance Competition, Kolkata. In 2002, she was selected for Bangla Addithiya, West Bengal best dancer awards, instituted by Shalimar Anand Bazar.
Performances & Choreographies
Kalamandalam Swarnadeepa is an ardent proponent of the Indian Classical Arts, namely Mohiniyattam and Kuchipdui. She spends a significant part of her time teaching and promoting her craft at Nrityabritti Batayan, an institute established by her mother Itushree Mahanta, who herself is renowned artist of the Bengali film, theatre and serial industry. Established in 1996, Nrityabritti Batayan has proved to be a sanctuary of learning, nurturing young talents into artists with finesse for over two decades now.
Each day it is growing in every dimension. As of today it has taken up a prominent space in the heart of Durgapur, as the premier institution for Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, and Bharatanatyam. The academy also imparts training in Creative Dance, Rabindra and Nazrul Nritya, recitation, Music & Instrumental training, and Vocal training. It operates in Durgapur and Kolkata. Find out more at www.nrityabrittibatayan.com