Satkara

About Satkara

Satkara-Unleashing the Spirit of Sattriya

Previously known as Satkara- A Society for Propagating Sattriya Culture was established on 10th July 2013 by Sattriya danseuse Meenakshi Medhi. With a vision to familiarize the Sattriya culture especially among the youths of the state, Satkara aims to preserve the nationally recognized dance form of Assam. The society believes in preserving the 600 years old dance tradition of Assam by the youths in general. As the youths hold the key of the future in their hands, it is them to whom they should educate about the rich classical heritage that Sattriya culture has enriched the state. The society has been registered under the Societies Registration Act,1860 with registration number KAM(M)/263/D/176.

Satkara-Unleashing the Spirit of Sattriya was blessed to have Late Sri Bhadra Krishna Goswami, Sattradhikar of Sri Sri Jakai Sattra, Sibsagar as the chief advisor. He has been a support and motivating factor throughout the journey of Satkara and his ideals and vision would continue to inspire us in our journey forward in his absence.



WORKSHOPS/ FESTIVALS/ COMPETITIONS ORGANIZED


UNDER SATKARA-UNLEASHING THE SPIRIT OF SATTRIYA:



2019

  • In collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, Satkara organized an one day abhinaya workshop under the able guidance of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi fellow (Ratna), Nrityacharya Guru Jatin Goswami held at Bal Jagat, IGNCA, New Delhi.
  • In collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, Satkara organized "Sattriya Baithak", a panel discussion on “Taking Sattriya beyond the boundaries of Sattra and Assam, where Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi fellow (Ratna), Nrityacharya Guru Jatin Goswami was the Keynote speaker. The Baithak was held at IGNCA auditorium, New Delhi.
  • In collaboration with SPICMACAY, Satkara organized SAHANARTANA-SERIES V (A 5 day introductory workshop on Sattriya dance) at Kota, Rajasthan.
  • With support of Sangeet Natak Akademi and in collaboration with Sreemanta Sankardeva Cultural Society Bangalore, Satkara organized SAHANARTANA-SERIES IV (A 5 day workshop on the basics of Sattriya dance) held in SSCSB Axomia Naamghar, Bangalore.
  • Sukhanubhuti- Celebrating 5th anniversary of Satkara-Unleashing the Spirit of Sattriya with classical dance & music held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.


2018

  • With support from Sangeet Natak Akademi organized a month long free training on Assamese Jewellery Making used in Sattriya dance at two locations in Guwahati .


2017

  • With support from Sangeet Natak Akademi & in collaboration with Parijat Academy, organized Smaronexu 2017, a festival of Sattriya dance dedicated to Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta held in Guwahati.
  • In collaboration with Directorate of Cultural Affairs,Govt. Of Assam & Dalmia Bharat Cement organized NATA NRITYAM 2017 (All Assam Sattriya dance Competition in loving memory of Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta) held in Jhanji, Duliajan & Guwahati , Assam.
  • In collaboration with IGNCA organized a 15 day workshop on Sattriya dance ‘ Sahanartana- Series III’ in New Delhi.


2016

  • In collaboration with Dalmia Bharat Cement organized All Assam Sattriya Nritya Competition in loving memory of Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta at Guwahati and Amguri, Assam.
  • With support from Sattriya Kendra & in collaboration with Dalmia Bharat Cement, Amul, Jugnoo (Chalo Jugnoo Se) and restaurant JB's organized a one day Sattriya dance festival Aparimlan- Remembering Nrityaratna Dr Jagannath Mahanta held in Guwahati.
  • Organized a seven days Bhortal Nritya workshop in Guwahati.


2015

  • Organized and worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance held at Panvel, Navi Mumbai.


2014

  • Organized and worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance held at Parijat Academy, Guwahati.
  • Organized an workshop on Mask Making in collaboration with Srimanta Foundation & Byatikram MASDO at Snehalaya, Guwahati.
  • Organized an workshop on Ankiya Bhaona in collaboration with Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva held at Cotton College, Guwahati.
  • Organized and worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya Dance in collaboration with Smt Rupanjali Baruah Social, Cultural & Educational foundation and Sargam musical coaching centre held at Kurla, Panvel & Kharghar, Mumbai & Navi Mumbai.


2013

  • Organized and worked as an instructor in a workshop on Sattriya dance held at Snehalaya, Guwahati.

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