Bharatanatyam dancer stress on “Guru-shishya parampara” in modern times


Jagyaseni Chatterjee (Pic courtesy :Biswajit Saha)

Bharatanatyam dancer and disciple of Dr Lakshmi Ramaswamy, Jagyaseni Chatterjee  stressed on significance of the Guru-shishya parampara’ during a press meet held at the Press Club, Kolkata.The guru-shishya relationship has been the sacred cornerstone of our religious and educational traditions in general and music as well as dance education in particular


Beginning her training at the age of five under Smt Girija Murali, Jagyaseni Chatterjee did her Arangetram in 2006 under the guidance of Sri Kalamandalam Venkitt and Smt Preetha Venkitt. To further nurture her learning, she successfully completed her MA Degree in Bharatanatyam from the University of Madras. But the turning point of her life was when she came under the direct guidance of  Dr Lakshmi Ramaswamy, the Founder and Director of a 25 year old institute
Sri Mudhraalaya.

Talking about her decision to go to Chennai , Jagyaseni said”the sounds of the nattuvangam vibrates at every nook and corner of the city, the air breathes of performances of legendary artistes; And my Guru’s dedicated time and effort towards improving my skills keeps me grounded here as I long to belong to this culturally embracing city.  ”

She  set the record for the first solo crowdfunded Bharatanatyam recital in Tamil Nadu in 2017.