Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Mayur Dance Company Choreography: Sukanya Tagore Mukherji Dancers: Uttara Nag, Mishka Mukherji, Rhea Sirkar, Antora Rahman, Silvee Jamil, Esha Sirkar Sukanya Tagore Mukherji is a Washington-area Odissi dancer and choreographer whose work combines traditional technique and creative interpretation. She is founder and artistic director of the Mayur Dance Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Indian performing arts, especially Odissi. In 2006, Mukherji and her senior students formed Mayur Dance Company to create new productions and to allow dancers to work professionally. The company has performed at prestigious venues such as the International Odissi Festival in Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa. Mukherji herself has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and at the Kennedy Center. She is a member of the Indian Dance Educators' Association (IDEA). ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Sunday, May 29, 2011
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