Dr Samira Koser lauds age-old guru shishya parampara


With globalisation Indian classical dance is going through challenging times and non-Indian dance forms have made their way into our society with many accepting it as a lifestyle.  Indian classical dance forms are losing their identity.

Shedding light on the changing scenario ,Dr Samira Koser ,well-known Kathak exponent and also  Deputy Registrar of  Pracheen Kala Kendra  said“Due to globalisation, everything in the world is at our fingertips. The young generation know everything but have forgotten  the process of learning. They are learning everything backwards. They learn the product first but they don’t know how to reach there. Its very unfortunate. There is no comparison between the guru-shishya parampara and academics. The government should make it compulsory for students to go for the guru-shishya parampara after 12th standard.”

She added , “Its very important to learn from an experienced guru. Education without  experience creates idiots.Little knowledge is very dangerous. On the other side our gurus are in poverty.  If things continue like this dance training of artists through the ideal of the guru-shishya parampara will  virtually  be a thing of the past. “

Recently, Dr Samira Koser  performed on eve of World Dance day organised by Banichakra music and dance training college. She performed in Jhula bhalo ,Bhao Paksh and ended with Kaya Swaroop means  spreading  good vibes and positivity. This year Banichakra felicitated  Dr.Samira Koser  for her Excellency in Kathak as well as Sreelekha Mukherjee who is also an kathak exponent.

Speaking about her experience of performing in Kolkata , she said “ The audience in Kolkata  are the best listeners – knowledgeable and appreciative. They  have deep knowledge and better understanding of Indian classical music . They value our art so much. It is always a pleasure to perform here. Despite the hot and humid climate, the audience thoroughly enjoyed my performance. It was my source of energy .”



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