I am Angira Bhattacharya, a Kathak Artist, having more than 10 years of experience in performance and teaching. Having learned both the styles of Lucknow and Jaipur Gharana , I have been participating in various prestigious Kathak competitions and programmes across India and abroad. I have been fortunate enough to be one of the key members and choreographers of many eminent Kathak, and other Indian classical and contemporary dance groups and performing art troups. A great believer in the power of art especially traditional Indian art forms, I am now on a humble mission to reach out to all the art enthusiasts and encourage the young generation mainly to know about this beautiful and ancient dance form through my workshops and tutorials.
Retrospectively, I have devoted myself under the guidance of Guru Dr. Malabika Mitra for more than 15 years. Guided by this passion for kathak I have never stopped enriching myself and for that reason continued to attend many workshops (and classes) organised by legendary Gurus like, Pt. Birju Maharaj ji, Pt Rajendra Gangani ji, Smt. Aditi Mangaldas ji, Smt. Bhaswati Mishra ji, Smt. Madhumita Roy ji.
Besides,being primarily a kathak artist I am also a Rabindra Nritya practitioner, trained under renowned dancer Mr. Prasenjit Biswas, and got acclamation from performances across various parts of Bengal. Recently I am exploring Pt. Uday Shankar style under the guidance of Renowned Artist Mr. Jaydip Palit.
•M.phil in Dance, RBU
•Recipient of National scholarship by Ministry of Culture
•Recipient of Gold Medal and Bronze medal in Kathak, Bangiyo sangeet Parishad
•Sangeet Visharad, Pracheen kala kendra
•Winner of Yuva utsav State Level
•Performed under EZCC
•Performed in Doordarshan, kolkata
•Co - Founder and Teacher of Sarangi Kalakendra