GUWAHATI: Drawn by the pull of Sattriya, a woman from Bangladesh got here all the way in which to Assam to be taught the dance kind launched by nice Vaishnava saint Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva within the fifteenth century.
Farhana Yasmin (38), a resident of Dhaka in Bangladesh, has already learnt Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri and Kuchipudi classical dance kinds.
Yasmin, who pursued her Masters in Odissi classical dance from Rabindra Bharati College (RBU) on Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship and is at the moment pursuing PhD in performing arts from Sister Nivedita College in Kolkata, was launched to Sattriya by her RBU senior and Kuchipudi dancer Biraj Roy. Growing curiosity led her to get in contact with Golaghat’s Sattriya trainer Sreemoyee Borah.
“Biraj Roy of Kolkata began studying the Sattriya dance in February 2020. Initially, he needed to be taught on-line because the Covid-19 pandemic broke out at the moment. He launched Yasmin to me and he or she approached me to show her the dance kind saying that she was desirous to be taught it,” Borah mentioned.
‘Was at all times interested by Sattriya dance’
Saying that she is extraordinarily blissful to be taught the dance type of Assam, Yasmin mentioned, “Although I learnt 4 Indian classical dances, I used to be at all times curious to find out about Sattriya dance and to be taught it. It’s so wealthy, vigorous and distinctive. The dance, singing, enjoying devices and in addition doing drama within the dance kind has made it extraordinary on the earth.”
Other than studying the dance, she additionally performed the position of Naagpatni within the Sankardeva’s one act play ‘Kaliyo Domon’, which is in regards to the story of Krishna and Kliya (a venomous Naga) as advised within the sixteenth chapter of the Tenth Canto of the Bhagavata Purana.
“It was a bit troublesome for me not solely to be taught the dance but in addition to behave within the play as the whole factor was very new to me. Ma’am (Borah) guided me very effectively. Nevertheless, I’ve loved studying it and I really feel blessed to be taught in regards to the creation of the good saint who contributed enormously in constructing the Assamese neighborhood as a complete,” she mentioned.

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