18th January, 2017 Kolkata,By Payel Das : Keka Sinha, an eminent Kathak Artiste who trained under great mentors Guru Reba Vidyarthi and Guru Bandana Sen in the Guru Shishyaparampara. She has made a niche for herself in the field of Classical Dance serving the same for over 35 years. A ‘SangeetPrabhakar’ degree holder and recipient of ‘Singarmani’ title, after receiving much appreciation in Mumbai, Keka Sinha making her a registered Guru of GandharvMahaVidyalaya. going to perform at Kala Mandir, Kolkata on 20th January, 2017. ‘THE FLAME ETERNAL’ Dance-Drama, have depicted the salient incidents of Swamiji’s life and also conveyed his eternal message to the humankind, a message which is as relevant today as it was 150 yrs ago and will be relevant for centuries to come. ‘The Flame Eternal’ has been conceived, choreographed and was presented by Keka Sinha in collaboration with Ram Krishna Mission, to celebrate Swamiji’s birth anniversary. To encourage her enthusiasm personality like Indian Dancer Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya , Singer Riddhi Bandhopadhyay and Choreographer Sudarsharsan were present in the press conference.
The Times of India quoted her performance as “Keka Sinha’s Kathak was breathtaking…she was grace personified…the audience rose from their reverie only when the harsh lights came on…”
Keka has represented India as a cultural delegate in the xiiith World Youth Festival in N Korea. Working with the local talents she presented her Dance-Drama ‘Basabdatta’ at Bhavans, London. She has performed extensively in several major festivals across the globelike :
Anniversary celebration of BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, London
‘Raagmala’ and ‘Sanyuktam’ in Ottawa &Windsor,Canada
Universities in Boston, New Jersey & Connecticut, U.S.A
‘Maharajah’ Festival at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
AHIA( Australian Hindi Indian Association), Sydney
‘Voyage of India’Festival, U.A.E
Indian Cultural Association– Muscat, Oman
Telegu Association & Hindu Association, Singapore
Nehru Centre, London
Westminster University & Camden Hall, London
Leeds University & Sheffield, U.K
Indian Doctors Association, Cardiff, Wales.