Meenakshi Medhi Sattriya Nritya Dancer Profile
Meenakshi Medhi
Sattriya
Meenakshi Medhi Sattriya Nritya Dancer Profile

Meenakshi Medhi, a highly dedicated and committed young Sattriya dancer was born in Guwahati, Assam.She has been trained under some of the illustrious exponents of Sattriya Dance tradition. She complted M.A (By research) degree in Philosophy from the University of Mumbai. She is also running an institute “SATKARA (Sattriya Nrityar Prakhishan Kendra) which is affiliated under Asom Sattra Mahasabha and is the Founder President of an Socio- Cultural Organisation “SATKARA (A Society for Propagating Sattriya Culture).

•Sattriya Dance Evening, 2016 at Purva Tirupathi Balaji Mandir, Guwahati •Navodit Festival, 2016, organized by EZCC, Bhubaneswar •Sri Krishna Janmasthami Mahotsava,2016 organized by Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati •Navodit festival organized by EZCC,2016, Jalpaiguri •Performed in presence of His Excellency Sri Sri P.B Acharya, Governor of Assam & Nagaland,the First Lady Smt Kavita Acharya & Smt Sumitra Mahajan,Speaker of Lok Sabha organized by NEZCC,Guwahati,2016 •Octave festival organized by EZCC,2016, Shantiniketan •Sattriya dance recital organized by Neemrana Music Foundation, 2016, Rajasthan •Namomi Ram festival organized by Shatabdi Nrityayan,2016,Jalpaiguri •Majuli Friendship Day organized by SSS, 2016, Nagaon •Navodit festival organized by EZCC,2015, Andaman & Nicobar Island •Sattriya dance recital organized by Vasant Valley School, 2015, New Delhi •Shristi Vishwa Nritya Utsav organized by Shristi Centre of Performing Arts, 2015, Bangalore •Iris Fest organized by IIM Indore, 2014, Indore •Sattriya dance recital organized by Satkara, 2014, Navi Mumbai •Sattriya dance recital organized by RWA, 2014, Panvel, Navi Mumbai •Byatikram Award Function organized by Byatikram,2014,Guwahati •Sattriya Dance recital organized by Sattriya Kendra,2014, Siliguri •Nagaon Friendship Day organized by SSS, 2014, Assam •54th Sai Nrityotsav organized by Sai Arts International, 2013, Bangalore •12th Nritya Parva organized by Sattriya Kendra,2012, Guwahati •Nrithyabharathi festival organized by Natya Saraswathi, 2012, Thanjavur •Website launch function of Srimanta Sankaradeva organized by SSS, 2012, Guwahati •Indian Theater Olympiad organized by UYSS 2011, Cuttack •Baliyatra Mahotsava organized by Govt. of Odisha,2011,Cuttack •Indradhanush Festival organized by SUNAINA, New Delhi, 2011 •Rongali Bihu Festival organized by Assam Association, 2010, Mumbai •World Dance Day organized by Shrishti Centre of Performing Arts, 2010, Ban

A senior disciple of Sattriya dance exponent and Guru Late Jibanjit Dutta, Meenakshi has obtained her Nritya Visharad in Sattriya dance from Natan Sattriya Academy under Sangeet Sattra Pariksha Parishad, Guwahati. She has also learned Bharatnatyam under Guru Pranamika Gogoi Das and received her Visharad degree from Sarbabharatiya Sangeet- O- Sanskritik Parishad, Kolkata. She has received special training on Sattriya dance under Guru Bhaben Borbayan at Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli. She was also very fortunate to get guidance under Nrityaratna Late. Dr. Jagannath Mahanta on the theoretical aspect of Sattriya dance during her research period in Mumbai University.

•Worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya dance organized by Satkara at Snehalaya, Guwahati. (2013)

•Worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance organized by Satkara at Parijat Academy, Guwahati. (2014)

•Organized an workshop on Mask Making under Satkara in collaboration with Srimanta Foundation at Snehalaya, Guwahati. (2014)

•Organized an workshop on Ankiya Bhaona under Satkara in collaboration with Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva at Cotton College, Guwahati. (2014)

•Worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance organized by Satkara in collaboration with Smt Rupanjali Baruah Social, Cultural & Educational foundation and Sargam musical coaching centre at Kurla, Panvel & Kharghar, Mumbai & Navi Mumbai. (2014)

•Worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance organized by Satkara at Panvel, Navi Mumbai. (2015)

•Wrote an article on Bhakti which got published in the newspaper Assam Tribune, 2015.

•Under Satkara, organized All Assam Sattriya Nritya Competition in loving memory of Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta at Guwahati and Amguri, Assam. (2016)

•Under Satkara, organized a one day Sattriya dance festival Aparimlan- Remembering Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta at Guwahati. Being her first endeavor as an festival organizer, she got helping hand from Sattriya Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Dalmia Bharat Cement, Amul, Jugnoo (Chalo Jugnoo Se) and restaurant JB's. (2016)

•Worked as a coordinator in a Bihu dance workshop organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata , 2016, Sikkim.

•Got the role of leadership for a Bihu troupe in Adi Bimb festival organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata, 2016, Sikkim.

Meenakshi has been awarded "B" grade in Sattriya dance by Prasar Bharati (India's Public Service Broadcaster) Doordarshan Kendra, Guwahati. She has received National Scholarship in Sattriya dance by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. She has been honoured with National Nritya Bhushan Award in the prestigious event India Theatre Olympaid by Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik Sangh, Cuttack. Besides she got innumerable prizes for her performances at different places of India.

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Meenakshi Medhi
C/O Tarun Chandra Medhi
House no. 4
Sewali Path near Tula Factory
Fatashil Ambari
Guwahati-781025
Assam
9706458699
9854034298
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