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Vidushi Surangama Lala Dasgupta - D1036

Discipline: Kathak , Rabindra Nrittya
  • US$ 30 per class
  • surangamad@gmail.com
  • +91 9330976800
  • http://surangama.com/


Surangama has been a passionate dancer since her childhood. She is a Gold Medalist (All India First Position) in Sangeet Praveen from Prayag Sangit Samity, Allahabad. Surangama also holds a Masters degree in Applied Psychology. Through the years she has brought together psychology and Kathak to create a new genre of Performing Arts. Surangama believes that Performing Art has therapeutic effect on human well-being. Her focus is to bring about peace and harmony through her various innovative dance renditions. She was the coordinator of the Performing Arts Therapy Centre, Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata). She was invited as the Guest Professor by the Department of Applied Theatre Science of Justus Liebig University, Giessen in Germany to teach theory and practice of Kathak Dance for the winter semester of 2005. She is the first and the only Kathak Artiste to receive this honour. Every year she visits Europe and specially Germany for workshops, lecture-demonstrations and performances. Her German disciples also perform with her. She has performed extensively through the years all over India, Germany, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. At present, engaged in conceiving dance movements based on Kathak with Western Classical Music and Rabindra Sangeet. Surangama has worked as a counselor at the Child Guidance Clinic in Moulali for 3 years. She has worked as a Career Counselor for years. She is the Director of her own Institute Deodar Suchanda Sangitalaya (since 1991) at Kolkata which produces many talented and well-established dance & music artistes. In 2010 she received the Bharat Jyoti Award from IIFS as recognition for her achievements and contributions in the socio-cultural field both nationally and internationally. In 2018 she got an honour from UNESCO - Sahapedia for completing her research om Mudra (hand gestures)