Sangeeta Majumder – creating a space for Kathak in Europe

Sangeeta Majumder, who has already spread the aura of Indian classical dance through Strings N Steps and her foreign trips, recently travelled across four European nations, spreading the tradition of Kathak through workshops and performances.

The Europe tour started from Germany (Berlin & Kassel), to Hungary (Budapest & Budaors) then to Romania (Cluj) and finally Netherlands (Amsterdam & Amstelveen). 

Sangeeta’s first performance was scheduled at Embassy of India, Berlin where she performed at the Tagore Cultural Centre, Berlin. She performed Traditional Kathak Recital followed by Strings N Steps- An Amalgamation of Indian Classical Music with Neel Ranjan Mukherjee and Kathak Dance and a piece on Beethoven’s composition followed by a poetry on Rabindranath Tagore. Yatziv Caspi was accompanied them on Tabla. The dancer skilfully enthralled the audience with her steps during this challenging performance.

The appreciation was spontaneous. Mrs. Manjistha Mukherjee Bhatt, Director of The Tagore Cultural Centre said,”It was a treat to the eyes and the duo Sangeeta and Neel complement each other”.

This was followed by a performance in Hungary. They performed in a concert sponsored by City Council of Budaors, Hungary in PostArt auditorium. This was the first time the audience came to know about Indian Culture in that city. Apart from performance Sangeeta conducted a four-day workshop there. Sangeeta gave two more performances in the capital of Hungary, Budapest in Tibet centre with Pandit Rajesh Gangani on Tabla and at Jozsefvaros Gallery with Neel Ranjan Mukherjee (Hawaiian Guitar), Mr. Szakcsi Lakatos Bella (legendary pianist, Kossuth Awardee) and Mr. Kathy-Horvath Lajos (Violinist).

Sangeeta’s Romania trip was in Cluj Nacopa, the Hall of Radio Romania where she was accompanied by Mr. Robert Bondor on Tabla. The dancer’s impeccable performance honored left a mark of perfection in this prestigious stage. Her ending performance was in Netherlands. A performance clip can be found on Salto1TV, Amsterdam.

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