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Anupa Thakurta (Georgia)

Bharatanatyam


Dancer. Choreographer. Teacher. Student. Artist. All of these five titles can describe Anupa Guha Thakurta, Well respected in the dance circles in the US, UK, and India, 

Anupa was introduced to Bharatanatyam at the tender age of six by her first guru – Shrimati Thankamuni Kutti of Kalamandalam, Kolkata, India. It was under the tutelage of Padmashri Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan of Ganesa Natyalaya  that her talent was honed. Under her tutelage and blessings, Anupa completed her ‘Arangetram’  in 1996. Since her Arangetram she has also mentored and studied the danceform with the revered and top Bharatanatyam exponents of this generation – Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee Kalaimamani Rama Vaidyanathan. The ancient classical dance form has now become her first love and profession.

 Anupa has given recitals, kutcheris and lecture demonstrations of BharataNãtyam in India and a host of other countries and has choreographed a number of BharataNãtyam dance items for group and solo presentation. She has a number of productions to her credit. She has imparted Bharatanatyam training to many disciples in India and abroad. Most of her students have been deeply focused in the art form and continue to learn even today. She is a fellow of Indian Raaga, an organization based in the US.

 Anupa was conferred the honorary title of “NATYASHREE” by Guru Kalaimamani Saroja Vaidyanathan for demonstrating mastery over movements to achieve grace, balance, suppleness, physical endurance and a faultless sense of rhythm.

Anupa is currently based in Atlanta and continues her journey through the world of dance and music with intensive training and rewarding teaching experience.