Koushik Das an Odissi dancer
23, Nandan Road, Kolkata- 700 026, West Bengal, India
Embibed with the sensual and graceful elements of Odisha as Odissi,Sri Koushik Das has emerged as an established Odissi dancer and choreographer of today. Though he has started his formal training in Kathakali Indian Contemporary and practiced it for more than five years under the guidance of Guru Kalamandalam be Goutam Ghoshal and Kerala Kalamandalam & Tanushree Shankar, but later on he discovers his existence and love for Odissi than any other. He receives his formal training in Odissi from Guru Smt. Rina Jana. He has acquired guidance from eminent personalities like Guru Anita Ratnam, Guru Rupashree Mahaptra, Michel Casanovas (France), Matt Pardo (USA), Parijat Desai Dance Company (USA), Tantiyana Chatterjee (Canada). He vibrant Nrittya (Pallavi) delicate charm and body movement portraying Bhava and Rasa (Abhinaya) is exquisite and illuminating. His style is chaste, elegant and captivating. His performances in the form of Odissi has been acclaimed by critics and audience. Performances at : Uday Shankar Dance Festival(Kolkata) UdayShankarNrityaSamaroha(Kolkata), Kristi Srirangam Festival Sradhyanjali of Lt. Guru GovindanKutty, World Dance Day conducted by West Bengal dance group federation Nataraj Nrityotsav (Andra Pradesh), Taj Mahotsav (Agra,UP Tourism) , Horizon Series by ICCR , Sradhanjali by Kolkata Odissi Dancer’Forum, Ravas a classical concert, Kolkata International Book Fair Rukminidevi International DanceFestival.(Kolkata) Choreographer of “Music against violence” by American Consulate Horizon series by ICCR,Kolkata CTC Kolkata chapter winner,Kolkata CTC City Finale (Mumbai) Nritya Srijan by Eastern Zonal Cultural Council A.R. Ahamed dental college Navodit Festival by EZCC Nritya Srijan by EZCC Guru Govindan Kutty Dance Festival Saptarang Festival, Maharashtra ISKON, Kolkata Sabala Mela by Government of West Bengal South 24Pargana Book Fair by Government of West Bengal Doordarshan, New Delhi Indian National Exhibition by Ministry of Culture Navodit Festival by Eastern Zonal Cultural Council Smriti Sankalan Festival Youth Festival Achivement : Stood 1st in the District level competition by the Government of West Bengal Natya Kumara Award(Andhra Pradesh), Awarded with Scholarship for Dance studies in Kerala Kalamandalama, Kala Sree Award(Maharashtra).