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Dr Devika P Borthakur

Sattriya dancer, Bharatnatyam dancer

Dr Devika P Borthakur
   Biography
Dr. Devika Borthakur , a recipient of Fellowship as Outstanding Artist of Sattriya from Ministry of Culture, Delhi. She has done PhD research on ‘Comparative Study of Bharatnatyam and Sattriya’ under the able guidance of Guru Dr. Kesavananda Dev Goswami. She has also qualified NET in Performing Arts. Devika Borthakur has also received Bharatnayam training under Guru Dr. Sucheta Chapekar. She has started Sattriya training from early childhood at Biswanath Chariali, Assam. At present she is practicing Sattriya under Guru Naren Chandra Baruah of Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Assam. 

Dr. Devika Borthakur is working as H.O.D (Dance) at School of Performing Arts, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. She has also started her institute ADI (Art of Dance in India) mainly to promote Sattriya outside Assam. She has performed all over India and also in prestigious festivals like Nritya Parva, Nritya Pravah etc. under Sangeet Natak Akademi and received many accolades.  

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Dr Devika P Borthakur - Sattriya dancer
Dr Devika P Borthakur - Sattriya dancer
Devika Borthakur performing in program at Pune
Devika Borthakur performing in program at Pune
Devika Borthakur performing in Show
Devika Borthakur performing in Show
Dr Devika Borthakur - Bharatnatyam and Sattriya dancer
Dr Devika Borthakur - Bharatnatyam and Sattriya dancer
Devika Borthakur performing Sattriya dance in program
Devika Borthakur performing Sattriya dance in program
Devika Borthakur performing in program
Devika Borthakur performing in program
   Career
Dr. Devika Borthakur has been professionally involved in the field of Art and Culture from last 15 years. She has completed a research work (PhD) on Performing Arts on the topic ‘A comparative study of two classical dance forms of India: Bharatnatyam and Sattriya’ from Dibrugarh University, Assam under the guidance of Sahitya Akademi Awardee Late Guru Dr. Kesavananda Dev Goswami. Recently she has been awarded Fellowship from Ministry of Culture as Outstanding Person in Sattriya field. July 2017. (Jr. Fellowship).  She has also received Bharatnatyam training from Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner Guru Dr. Sucheta Chapekar and completed M.A under her. Devika has qualified UGC NET on Performing Arts. 
She is putting efforts to establish Sattriya Dance form in Pune, one of the most cultured places of India. Many non Assamese dancers are learning Sattriya Dance under her which is a great achievement for Sattriya Form.  Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune is introducing Sattriya Courses in Different modules, which is a unique step, making Bharati Vidyapeeth the first-ever institution in the country to offer Sattriya course outside Assam. She is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Performing Arts Dept. Bharati Vidyapeeth University. 
Devika is learning new compositions of Sattriya dance under Ustad Bishmilla Khan Yuva Purashkar Awardee Guru Sri Naren Baruah of Uttar Kamalabari Sattra.  She has established A Dance institute in Pune Called ‘ADI’ (Art of Dance in India) where many students are learning Sattriya , Bharatnatyam and Creative Dances. 
Author of the Book : Sattriya; A Dance form of Monasteries 

(A few performances on prestigious festivals)
Hyderabad, 2022 National Dance Festival , Govt of Telengana and P.S University, Hyderabad.   
Delhi , 2019 Sangeet Natak Akademi Festival , Nritya Pravah 
   Mumbai, 2018 IIDF , India International Dance Festival, Mumbai 

    Pune, 2016 National Film Festival ‘ Ishanya Chitra’ organized by National Film Archives of India and SICEC

   Guwahati, 2017 Nrtiya- Parva , Organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi

    Pune, 2017 Nritya Stuti – Sattriya Dance Event ,  Sangeet Natak         Akademi, Delhi
   Pune, 2016 National Film Festival ‘ Ishanya Chitra’ organized by National Film Archives of India and SICEC

Pune, 2014 Performed At Basanta Utsav, organized by Sanskriti Samvad.

Delhi, 2015 Kala Pratibha, organized by Rainbow cultural Society.   

Mumbai, 2013 North east Festival, Organized by Enazari Mumbai 


Mumbai,2010 Performed at Assam Festival, Mumbai, organized by Ministry of Tourism, Assam and Maharastra, 2009.

Orissa, 2008 Invited to Participate in Devdasi Dance Festival, Orissa.

Guwahati, 2005 Performed at Purvanga Nritya Parva, a Dance Festival organized by Ministry of Culture, Assam in Collaboration with Sangeet Natak AKademi, New Delhi.

Guwahati, 2005 Performed at Nrityaparva Festival, organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi.

   Awards & Achievements

Author of the Book : Sattriya; A Dance form of Monasteries


            (A few performances on prestigious festivals)

Hyderabad, 2022             National Dance Festival , Govt of Telengana and P.S University, Hyderabad.                   

Delhi , 2019                       Sangeet Natak Akademi Festival , Nritya Pravah

                                           Mumbai, 2018                    IIDF , India International Dance Festival, Mumbai

 

                                          Pune, 2016                            National Film Festival ‘ Ishanya Chitra’ organized by National Film Archives of India and SICEC

                                           Guwahati, 2017                  Nrtiya- Parva , Organised by Sangeet Natak Akademi

 

                   Pune, 2017                          Nritya Stuti – Sattriya Dance Event ,  Sangeet Natak         Akademi, Delhi

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