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Anindita Nanda’s Classical Arts Festival, Natyatarang 2012

Anindita Nanda

Anindita, a danseuse par excellence is a rare combination of dancer, classical vocalist, choreographer, teacher & scholar.

Anindita Nanda
Anindita, a danseuse par excellence is a rare combination of dancer, classical vocalist, choreographer, teacher & scholar.

 

She is an accomplished artist of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana of dancing and is a known name with in the Odissi genre.

 

She has been the recipient of National Scholarship Award for Advancement of Indian Dance and Music from Ministry of Cultural Affairs, India.

She is the founder and director of her creative venture, Soortaal, which is a platform to teach and propagate Odissi Classical form of dance and Hindustani or North Indian Classical Vocal to aspiring artists. Through the years Anindita has been actively involved with the cultural scene in the US, trying to not only promote Indian dance and music, but also to preserve the traditional and non-traditional art forms from the South Asia, predominantly India.

Anindita, the founder director of Classical Arts Festival, Natyatarang Festival, successfully presented and inaugurated the first International Classical Arts Festival, Natya Tarang, in Danbury, CT in 2011 with visiting Classical Artists from India. This is one of the first of its kind in Danbury, where she lives and got lot of accolades from the community.

This year’s festival “Classical Arts Festival, Natyatarang 2012”  at  Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury was a great success . Her performance  Aquor: Water Element was a feast to the audience; she shares the details of the performance as

Aquor : Water Element
Concept and Choreography: Anindita Nanda
Melody and Rhythm: Madan Oak and Amit Kavthekar
Multimedia Created by : Bharat Tiwari

Mayor Mark Boughton was one of the prominent visitors present who said “Anindita Nanda shares a wonderful performance” on Twitter  . The huge crowd of Anindita’s fans was overjoyed to see her spell-bounding  performance.

Some photographs of the Festivals (courtesy  http://www.newstimes.com and Anindita Nanda)

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Anindita on Facebook

Anindita on Facebook

7 News correspondent June 23, 2012

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