RHYTHMOSAIC

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Dr. MITUL SENGUPTA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Performance at Lakme Fashion Week for Sabyasachi

Performance at INNOPROM, India - Russia Meet, Yeketerinberg

Desolate - The Voices of the Trapped , Sweden

DIAF 2016

Kathak Solo

I Illuminate & In The Moment
A Collaboration with MFA Students of The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts and Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company, India

Performance Indo American Arts Council, New York

Performance at Royal Danish Ballet Theater, Denmark

Skin

Buddha The 'Why'Within 

White Lotus -Black Sand a Collaboration with Beijing Dance/LDTX and Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company.

Dr. Mitul Sengupta, a recipient of National Nrityo Shrimani Award, a National Scholar in Kathak dance from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, a Fellow in Kathak dance from Kalakritti Sanskritti Foundation, New Delhi, and a Psychologist. Mitul is an empaneled artist of ICCR & EZCC, Sangeet Natak Academy. Received NATIONAL NRITYA SHIROMANI AWARD from CUTTACK MAHOTSAV, 2015 for contribution in Kathak Dance. She was privileged to demonstrate her work as youngest lecturer in Lucknow Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan among other panelists like, Guru Ranjendra Gangani, Guru Munnalal Sukhla, Smt. Shovna Narayanan and was applauded for her work. 

Presently she is the guest lecturer, Performing Arts Therapeutic Division, and Examiner of Choreography, in Rabindrabharati University. She is a Professional member, International, of American Dance Therapy Association.

Started her dance career at the age of five. She has undergone tutelage from great exponents in Kathak dance like Pt, Birju Maharaj, Smt. Saswati Sen, Late Pt. OmPrakash Maharaj, Dr. Malabika Mitra, Smt. Madhumita Roy and Smt. Chetna Jalan.

She has underone training in Classical Jazz and Ballet under Sri Ronnie Shambik Ghose. 

She is presently a teacher, choreographer and Director of Rhythmosaic Dance Co.


She has conducted workshops and master classes for the institutions and Dance Company listed belo

  • Padatik Dance Center 2004-2006
  • Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts (Bangalore, London) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Nirupama Rajandra Dance Company (Bangalore) 200
  • STEM Dance Kampni (Bangalore) 2007
  • Kathak Kendra (Delhi) 2009
  • Offjazz Dance Company.(NICE, FRANCE) 2009, 2013
  • Nice University (NICE, FRANCE)  2009
  • World Dance Alliance in collaboration with India  & Bangladesh. 2010
  • Jawaharlal Neheru Center for Manipuri Dance (Manipur) 2012
  • Conducted Workshop organized by Embassy Of India, Sweden for Swedish People 2012
  • Created Production "KAPPA" for Gurukul Academy of Legendary Dr.Ratan Thiyam 2013
  • Workshop at Sweden organized by Indian Embassy, Sweden, 2012.
  • Workshop at PACE University organized by IAAC (Indo- American Arts Council), USA, New York, 2014
  • Workshop at DADA and Dancecentrum 2016, Sweden


PERFORMANCES INTERNATIONAL

  1. ROYAL DANISH BALLET – Denmark 2012
  2. PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY – Belarus 2012
  3. INDIAN EMBASSY – Stockholm, Sweden 2012
  4. BEIJING DANCE FESTIVAL - Beijing, China 2014
  5. ERASING  BORDERS INDOOR FESTIVAL by INDO - AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL - New York, USA, 2014
  6. INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, Thailand. 2014.
  7. INNOPROM - INDIA- RUSSIA, INDUSTRIAL NET, 2016, Ministry of Trade & Commerce, Govt. of India & Russia, - Russia, 2016
  8. ABUNDANCE DANCE FESTIVAL, Karlstad, Sweden, 2016
  9. DANCECENTRUM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
  10. Indo Chinese Dance Collaboration - Beijing China, 2017
  11. 70th Year of Independence of India in Alegria irganized by Ministry of Culture, Govt. Of India, Embassy of Algeria in India and Embassy of India in Algeria with Ministry of Culture Algeria, 2017
  12. India By the Bay Festival 2018 organized by Teamwork Arts, Hong Kong


NATIONAL FESTIVALS

  1. SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI “PRATIVA UTSAV” 2004, 2005, Kolkata, Ranchi
  2. KATHAK MAHOTSAV 2007, 2009, New Delhi
  3. KESHAV SMRITI SAHAROHAO New Delhi 2008
  4. RASHTRIYA KATHAK SANSTHAN, Lucknow 2009
  5. UDAY SHANKAR DANCE FESTIVAL, Kolkata, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014
  6. SAMAKALA – A Festival of Contemporary Dance Odissa – 2012
  7. BIENALLE – A Festival of Contemporary Dance, Bangalore, by ATTAKKALARI, 2009
  8. DRISTI FESTIVAL 2009, Bangalore
  9. BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, 2010
  10. INTERNATIONAL PURI BEACH FESTIVAL, Odissa, 2010, 2012
  11. SANGEET RESEARCH ACADEMY, 2013
  12. INDO OCCIDENTAL SYMBIOSIS, 2013
  13. ICCR, Bangalore, 2013
  14. ASEM - Asia - Europe Diplomat Meet - New Delhi by Ministry of External Affairs and ICCR - 2013
  15. CUTTACK MAHOTSAV , Odissa, 2015.
  16. ICCR, Kolkata, 2015
  17. ICCR, Mumbai, 2016
  18. Delhi International Arts Festival, 2016
  19. CIMA Awards, 2017
  20. Expressions Dance Festival by Teamwork Arts 2017
  21. Lucknow Kathak Mahotsav, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Kathak Kendra, Lucknow, 2017
  22. Birla Academy For Art and Culture, 2018
  23. Vi


COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISTS and CHOREOGRAPHER (INTERNATIONAL)


  • Mr. Gianin Loringett, Artistic Director, OFFJAZZ DANCE ACADEMY, NICE, FRANCE and Mr. Yorma Loringett, Performe , France, - SWAN LAKE - REVISITED, 2011-2012

  • IMPULSE - Fringe Residency , an UK based CONTEMPORARY DANCE INITIATIVE featuring, Contemporary B-boying by UK artist, Wilkie Branson and Joel Daniel and  Contemporary Dance and  Kathak by Dr. Mitul Sengupta.

  • Ms. Martine Kaisserlian and Gianin Loringett - Budda- The Why Within, an Indo- French Dance Production
  • Mr. Willy Tsao, Founder Director, Beijing Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival, Artistic Director- Beijing Dance/LDTX
  • Collaboration with Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts 2018 - organized by Teamwork Arts. 


COLLABORATIONS WITH INDIAN ARTISTS


  • Performed live with Pt. Bickram Ghose in Tagore Lounge  organized by Opendoors 2011
  • Performed Live with Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya in "Monsoon Melodies" organized by     Weavers Studio Centre For The Arts & Times of India , 2011
  • Performed in LAKME FASHION WEEK 2011 and "Peeli Kothi" for   Sabyasachi    Mukherjee in association with Taj Bengal, t2, The Telegraph.  2011


CHOREOGRAPHY


  • Choreographed and presented WHITE LOTUS- BLACK SAND, an Indo- chinese Dance Production with Beijing Dance/ LDTX Company, China, 2015/2017
  • Choreographed and presented BUDDHA - THE WHY WITHIN an Indo - French Dance Production with Offjazz Dance Company in associaion with ICCR, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Sanskritti Sagar, Open Doors, Anjika, Alliance Francaise Du Bengale. - 2014
  • She is the Choreographer and Presenter of "SWAN LAKE - Revisited" an ICCR sponsored Indo- French Dance Production. 2012
  • Choreographer of Production "WHITE" 2011.

REVIEW 

REVIEW OF MITUL SENGUPTA KATHAK BY REPUTED CRITICS OF OUR COUNTRY AND INTERNATIONAL

COMMENTS FROM THOMAS.T.BROWN  dance journal/hkChair Emeritus at Hong Kong Dance Alliance

About Production I Illuminate and In The Moment, a collaboration between Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company and MFA Students of The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts".  2018


"I enjoyed so much your work tonight. Your dancing was riveting. I was enthralled from the moment you stepped onto the stage. You have such clarity in each movement, such strength and staccato that you contrast so beautifully with legato expression and gesture. Your story telling is so compelling, through arm and hand gestures, facial gesture and expression, and rhythmic foot work that I am totally engaged with it throughout the dance. And I am so very happy that Shambik has found such great success with you. Please extend my congratulations to him for his excellent work. Congratulations and thank you for a wonderful evening."


COMMENTS FROM JOSEPH VICTOR GONZALES, Professor, Department of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, 2018

Mitul Sengupta. You were magic!! Thanks to Rhythmosaic, Shambik and MFA dancers. We did this!! - Joseph Victor Gonzales."



Dr. LEELA VENKATRAMAN, 2017
“In snatches of Kathak and expressional gestures, the compulsive stage presence of Mitul with her finished movements and communicating skills, stood out.

 CHEN NAN (CHINA DAILY),  2017


Indian and Chinese artists get together to present a piece inspired by classical kathak and modern dance in Beijing, Chen Nan reports.

She spins around and around really fast with her long, black braided hair spinning in the air and her hands gesturing up and down.

"It's all about the center point. All the movements start and return to the center point of the body," gasps Mitul Sengupta, a 35-year-old Indian dancer-choreographer, who displays a movement of kathak, a major Indian classical dance form, at the theater of Beijing Dance/LDTX.

This is part of her latest choreography work, titled White Lotus - Black Sand, which will be staged at Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Friday and will travel to Taiyuan in Shanxi province on Monday.

The work is the first collaborative project between Rhythmosaic-Sengupta Dance Company, which was founded by Sengupta 10 years ago along with her husband, Ronnie Shambik Ghose, who graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a major in musical theater dance, and Beijing Dance/LDTX, which was founded by Willy Tsao in 2005.  Read more- http://wap.chinadaily.com.cn/2017-04/07/content_28826613.htm



ANN- MARIE WRANGE, 2016 
She belongs to the new generation of Indian dancers both on the exquisite classical tradition, but is also interested in contemporary dance and the modern features in their performances, just like khatakfenomenet Akram Khan. Dr Mitul Sengupta part, it is both the jazz and modern ballet.

Dr. ANITA RATNAM, 2015, 2016 
“Mitul is an excellent interpreter of Kathak and modern movement and is an artiste to watch.” 2015, narthaki.com
“Mitul Sengupta is evolving very quickly into a contemporary dancer to watch. With the rigour of classical jazz and contemporary dance movement, she brings to her Kathak, a flair and an edge that is riveting to watch. Let us watch her blossom and may TEAM PADME continue to bloom in their chosen fields as they move on in life! “ 2016 

• BRIAN SIEBERT, NEW YORK TIMES, 2014 
 " Ms. Sengupta’s traditional technique was surer, especially in the precision and counter rhythms of her footwork. Though her shapes blurred in rapid spins, her franticness was somewhat justified by the ancient story she depicted of a son sacrificing his life in war." New York Times "  - Traditions Meld Deftly to the Contemporary, Erasing Borders Festival Takes a Modern Turn. BRIANSEIBERTSEPT. 7, 2014, Dance Critic , New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/arts/dance/erasing-borders-festival-takes-a-modern-turn.html?src=twr&_r=1 

• CELIA IPIOTIS, EYE ON ARTS, NEW YORK, 2014 
"An astonishing array of crystal clear micro movements of the hands, head and feet snapped during D. Mitul Sengupta’s presentation of an episode from the Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata. After a blazing display of her hands and forearms crossing and opening, she rippled around the stage in a blur of fast, tight turns—moving with the speed of a Tasmanian devil an the serenity of a Buddha. - Eye on Dance, Erasing Borders Indoors Festival, 2014, NYC, USA by  Celia Ipiotis -  http://www.eyeondance.org/arts/archives.cfm?category=5FA605C9-5555-46DF-992EB5F4AEACF582

Dr. SUNIL KOTHARIE , 2012

Mitul Sengupta, a national scholar of Kathak, has studied Kathak from Kalakriti Samskriti Foundation in New Delhi and has a doctorate in psychology. She is trained in Flamenco and Jazz.  Mitual is a versatile dancer exceptionally graceful, rhythmic and strong. Her Kathak has all the nazakat and khubsoorati, grace and beauty but she has imbued it with quality of jazz and sparkle. It leaves an indelible impression. Mitul won applause for her talent.( 2012) narthaki.com

Ms. SHARMILA BASUTHAKUR, The Telegraph, 2017, https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170225/jsp/opinion/story_137531.jsp#.WPxlxPmGPIU

“The lawn of Daga Nikunj was well decorated for an evening of dance. Mitul Sengupta, a Kathak dancer, along with her troupe, Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company, presented Bells of Changing Times. A part of the CIMA Awards 2017, organized by Open Doors and the Alka Jalan Foundation, it narrated the journey of Kathak from the temple abodes, through the Mughal period to contemporary times in an enjoyable manner. The show began with a Shiva tandava by the male dancers. " Shankar Girijapati", a famous dhrupad, was the perfect choice for this. After the invocatory number, the production showcased the period famous for thumri and tarana. It was lyrical and expressive. Sengupta was graceful in an aesthetically done costume and performed with élan. Her precise movements, sense of rhythm and subtlety enriched the recital. The finale was a combination of live music by Dishari Chakraborty and dance performances by Sengupta and Ronnie Shambik Ghose. First, Sengupta highlighted the similarities between Flamenco and Kathak. This was followed by a jugalbandi of Tap dance and Kathak by Ghose and Sengupta.”
SHARMILA BASU THAKUR, 2013, The Telegraph, India

The Telegraph, 2013
Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, in collaboration with ITC Sangeet Research Academy, presented When It Rained Again, a solo kathak performance by Mitul Sengupta at SRA on July 13. In a homely ambience, Sengupta explored the magic of the rhythm and grace of this dance style based on teental. Her thaat, amad, paran and chakkar were marked by crisp footwork and neat gait. Command over rhythm and vibrant energy made her performance distinct.