Smitalay Workshops

Smitalay has over the years been organizing special workshops for its students. 

These workshops, held during summer or Diwali vacations aim at teaching entirely new items to participants within a span of a week or 10 days. 

We held our first such workshop in 2004, and have conducted many since then.

June 2011: Guru Smt. Debi Basu taught abhinaya, 'Sakhi He' from poet Jayadeva's Geet Govind to the students of Smitalay from 1st to the 7th of June.

May 2011: Guru Smt. Jhelum Paranjape conducted this year's summer workshop of five days, where she taught the Bilahari pallavi to the students of Smitalay.

May 2010: The last year, Guru Smt. Jhelum Paranjape conducted the summer workshop. Participants were taught Kalavati Pallavi and Vakratunda

October 2009: Guru Smt. Suhag Nalini Das (daughter in law of Guru Pankaj Charan Das) taught the students of Smitalay Ahalya (an abhinaya) and Shankara Pallavi

October 2008: Guru Shri Ratikant Mohapatra (son of the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra) was invited to conduct this workshop. The students, based on their ability were taught three items, namely - Megh Pallavi, and two abhinayas Jatatavi and Bansi Teji Hela.



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