Sunanda Banerjee

Sunanda Banerjee started learning Odissi dance at the early age of 8 under the tutelage of her Guru Smt. Madhavi Mudgal, one of the foremost exponents of the art form. Apart from being a regular student of her guru, she has had the privilege of having attended workshops conducted by Late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in Delhi. She is a graduate in Arts from Delhi University and holds a ‘Visharad’ in Odissi dance from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai. She is a recipient of scholarships awarded by C.C.R.T. (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training) in 1995 and Senior scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2003.

Sunanda is a graded Artiste of Doordarshan. Sunanda has won prizes for various inter-college dance competitions organized by the Delhi University Colleges in the year 2000. Sunanda has performed in her Guru’s choreographies and travelled extensively in India and abroad as a part of her troupe. Some of her notable performances are- Uday Shankar Ballet Festival (Jaipur & Mumbai), Qutub Festival (Delhi), Pradakshina, (Delhi & Bhubaneshwar), Konark Festival, (Konark),112th Birth Anniversary celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru,Teen Murti

Bhavan,Delhi,SpicMacay,Delhi,Yuva Mahotsava, Ananya, (Purana Qila, Delhi, Bangalore), Premavati Dance Festival (Hyderabad), Hampi Mahotsava (Hampi), Bansi Bilas International Odissi Festival (Bhubaneshwar,Delhi), Mukteshwar Festival (Orissa). Her solo performances include Pratibha Utsav, NCZCC, Ministry of Culture, (IIC, New Delhi), Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Delhi, The Attic, New Delhi,India International Centre, New Delhi, etc. She has also participated in a major work during the 50th year of India’s Independence Celebration on the night of 14th August1999,Vijay Chowk,Rajpath,New Delhi.

Her international performances, as a part of her Guru’s troupe include Lyon Biennale Festival, France, I.C.C.R. Sponsored shows in Vietnam, Laos and Kathmandu, Nepal. She performed in Paris, at the famous Theatre de la Ville and in the cities of Martigues and Nantes. She has also performed in Germany and Belgium. A keen interest in this art form instigates her to learn the finer details of this dance style and pursue her chosen art form with devotion and hard work.

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