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Artistes

During the last sixty years some thousands of Artists have participtated and contributed to the Kendra’s repertory in varying capacities – Choreographers, Music Composers, Script Writers, Set designers, Light designers and of course, as Dancers. Some of the notable names are as under:

 

Choreographers

Narendra Sharma, Krishnan Nambudri, Guru Gopinath, K. Shekharan, Krishna Chander Naik & Shashidharan Nair in contemporary dance drama style;

Shambhu Maharaj, Briju Maharaj, Uma Sharma, Kumudhini Lakhia, Munna Shukla and Vaswati Mishra in Kathak style;

Krishna Chandra Naik and Olek Niranjan Bisoi in Chhau style;

Mayadhar Raut in Odissi style;

Justin McCarthy in Bharatanatyam style

 

 

Music Composers

Jyotindra Moitra, Sushil Das Gupta, Barun Gupta, Dagar Brothers, Amjad Ali Khan, Barun Gupta, Shiv Prasad, Atul Desai, Jwala Prashad, Partha Das, Shubha Mudgal and Shanti Sharma

 

 

Designers

Tapas Sen, Sithanshu Mukherjee, Gautam Bhattacharya (Lights) and Keshav Kothari (Sets)

 

 

Dancers

Bhagwan Das Verma, Raghavan Nair, Narendra Sharma, Jayanti Sharma, Bharati Gupta, Pradeep Shankar, Pratap Pawar, Rina Singha, Surendra Kaur, Tirath Ajmani, Uma Sharma, Aloka Panikar, Bhushan Lakhandri, Daksha Seth, Harish Rao, Radhika Laukaran.

 

 

Resident Choreographer

 

 

Resident Music Director

Biswajeet Roy Chowdhary, eminent Sarod maestro and Senior Guru in Kendra’s Classical Instrumental Music department is providing guidance and support to the repertory as its resident music director. Besides creating music for productions like Dance of Shiva and Tripurantak, he has been maintaining and developing the music of all the live productions of the repertory, including its iconic presentations - ‘Shri Ram’ and ‘Shri Krishna’.