Exponent of Manipuri Dance
Sinam Basu Singh is a dedicated, versatile and promising young exponent of Manipuri dancer who hails from the state of Manipur. A grandson of Maestro Meitei Pung(Manipuri Classical Drum) player late Shri Sinam Bokul Singh. Art of dance runs in his veins as Basu hails from the family of artists and has been brought up with the environment of the rich culture. The bud of his dance career has been and still is being nurtured by his Gurus N.Tiken Singh, W. Lokendrajit Singh and Y. Hemanta Kumar.
Basu has completed diploma from Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal and also completed Graduation and Master degree on Manipuri dance from Visva-Bharati University with first class first. Presently he is pursuing Ph.D on dance from the same university. Besides dance, Basu has learned various aspects of art like Thang-Ta(Martial Art of Manipur), Pung Cholom, Kartal Cholom, Pena, Mime, Natasankritan, Folk song etc.
Sinam Basu Singh has received accolades from the art connoisseurs and scholars for the grace, beauty, lyricism and power of the vibrant dance and the technique of his choreographies like Geet Govindam, Sarasa Vasante, Kamdev Nartan etc.
His performance has taken him across the length and breadth of the country and abroad to the various prestigious concerts.
Basu is an approved artist of National Doordarshan and also empanelled for ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relation). He has been honoured with innumerable awards like National Scholarship (ministry of culture), 'Nrityanjali' the best male dancer of North East India, Sringarmani, Natyasree, World Dance Day Puruskar, Kalaajeeva, Nritya Jyoti, Nritya Shiromoni,Naatya Kumara Puraskar, Naatya Tarang Yuva Puraskar, Sastriya Sangeet Kala Ratna Sanman, etc.
Basu has given lecture demonstration and workshop in various institutions in and abroad of India. He is the founder director of 'Manipuri Nritya Mandir' a performing unit of Manipuri dance and music.