The kolkata edition of ‘ My Story ‘ 2017 will be curated on 23rd of November ,2017 .Three upcoming new talents will be performing there life story through their form of art .
‘My Story-2017’ is going to be a one day event curated in 4 different cities on a pan India basis. The cities finalized are
‘MyStory’ A festival focuses on the eternal relationship between the artist from all forms and their art form. This idea curated By Dibyendu Tarafder. He said, “After 12 years in the performing arts industry, I have clearly understood one thing that after a fixed time all the art forms amalgamate into one, which is lifestyle .
Hence this kind of festival with the most unlikely but promising faces.not only is it a wonderful opportunity for all of them but the nature of it is sure to give a great push professionally and otherwise.”
Theatre practitioner from kolkata. student of Ramaprasad Banik. presently working as freelance actor in theatre and films, ads. runs own group called Atmik. Batil chithi is her debutant work as a director. theatre is a passion and trying to apply it in livelihood. working on how to use theatre as a thearapy. works with thalasemic and autistic children through the medium of theatre. student of gender studies in JU. loves to write and travel.
Rupsa is a student of classical music since the age of 12 under Abhra Chatterjee. She learning under the guidance of Smt.Moushumi Ganguly from last 5 years . She also got the training of folk music by Guru.Dr. Upali Chattopadhay . Sh has performed in college fests as a lead singer associated herself with several bands and touched many hearts with her voice . Music helped her to take an active part in youth theater too . Apart form pure hindusthani classical she feels connected to perform any journo of music which touches her soul , A student of Comparative literature from Jadavpur University, Rupsa consider herself as a learner and lover, eternally .
A Mohiniyattam and Contemporary dancer, Bartha began her training in Kathak and Rabindra Nritya from a tender age of three. At the age of six, she was initiated into creative dancing at ‘Udayan’ under the guidance of Smt. Mamata Shankar, a leading figure in Indian ballet and daughter of legendary maestro Uday Shankar. The institution provided an ideal platform to nurture and develop her natural talents in the field of creative dancing and she was awarded a ‘Master’ certificate upon successfully completing the course. In recognition of her professional excellence, she was promoted to the rank of a professional performer in the ‘Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe’ and appointed as a trainer at ‘Udayan’ in Kolkata and Shantiniketan too. She acquired experiences in various platforms all around India and abroad. She got the opportunity to perform in four major cities of Oman on a sponsored trip by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India on Nov, 2016.
To cultivate her profound interest in the various Indian classical dance forms, Bartha has undergone basic training in Kathakali and Bharat Natyam from ‘Udayan’ apart from the contemporary style. Presently, she is pursuing her training in Mohiniyattam, the only classical dance form of Kerala which is also known as the ‘Dance of the Enchantress’ under the guidance of Smt. Mom Ganguly, a senior disciple of Padmasree Smt. Bharati Shivaji. This Sep10, 2017 on Women Empowerment Day, Bartha was awarded as one of the Young Women Achievers by JCI, an internationally recognized non-profit organization. She aspires to be a dancer of a good repute and make her mark at the national and international circuit.
(Photograph by- susmita dutta saha)