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Manipuri Artiste
Kathakali Artiste

Date & Time

Monday Mon, 18 Sep 2023


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Manipuri is a classical form from Manipur, while Kathakali originates in Kerala. The two forms have little in common.

‘Maitryee’ explores the possibility of friendship, a congruence that presets a synergy between two vastly different dance forms while yet preserving the unique features of both.


Ivana Sarkar

Manipuri Artiste

Born and brought up in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, Ivana Sarkar started learning Manipuri dance under the tutelage of Smt. Jhinuk Chakraborty from a very tender age. She is doing advanced training under the guidance of Guru Smt. Guru Kalavati Devi and her daughter Smt. Bimbavati Devi from the past 10 years.

Performances : Being a performing artiste of Manipuri Nartanalaya, a Pioneer Institute of Manipuri Dance founded by Lt. Guru Bipin Singh, Guru Kalavati Devi and the Jhaveri sisters she has performed in various festivals and programmes in India and abroad.

As a solo artist she has extensively performed in many festivals.

She has performed in Bangladesh, Fiji, Germany with Manipuri Nartanalaya.

She is an empaneled artist of Ezcc and Spicmacay.

She has received ‘Nritya Koumudhi’ award from Visakha Arts and Dance Association, Visakhapatnam

She is a recipient of Junior National Fellowship.

Ramyani Roy

Kathakali Artiste

Ramyani Roy, is a Kathakali Dancer who had started her journey at a very tender age of 4 years under the supreme guidance of Smt. Mamta Shankar. Along with creative dance she started taking lessons in Indian Classical dance forms like Kathakali, Bharatnatyam and Mohiniattam under the guidance of Guru Sri Kalamandalam V.R.Venkitt and Smt. Preetha Venkitt. After completing her graduation from University of Calcutta, she completed her masters in kathakali from Rabindra Bharati University with first class in the year of 2007. Eventually, she continued her training under the supervision of guru Kalamandalam Balasubramanian and Kalamandalam Uday Kumar at Kerala. To enhance her skills in this art form, Ramyani is undergoing a special course with Kalamandalam Neeraj in Kerala, at present. She has received Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Kathakali Dance from Ministry of Culture and Tourism Department, Govt. of India. She has performed in various prestigious festivals in India and worldwide.