Shanti Bose's forte lies in choreographing Rabindranath Tagore's dance dramas and songs in the Uday Shankar's style of Indian Creative Dance...




About Nrityangan



Sulakshana Sen


Shanti Amarendra Bose, started his career in dance as a member of IPTA under his mentor Panu Pal. He then went on to pursue dance with Kathakali honors, from Academy of Dance, Drama and Music (presently, Rabindra Bharati University). He joined Uday Shankar’s troupe before graduating with a first class first degree in dance, and then went on to perform extensively in India and abroad with Uday Shankar’s troupe. He was particularly well known for his solo performance in the piece Kartikeya. He also assisted Uday Shankar in his multimedia show Shankar Scope. Shanti Bose was associated with Uday Shankar for 17 years, and was the ballet master of his troupe from 1965 to 1977.    

Apart from Uday Shankar, Shanti Bose has also been associated as dance director with Santosh SenGupta’s Suramandir and Ruma Guhathakurta’s Calcutta Youth Choir in their various productions in India and abroad. He was also a part of many productions of Suchitra Mitra’s Rabi Tirtha. He played the lead role in Abhigyan Shakuntalam under the direction of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra.

He, along with his wife Sunanda Bose, started their dance institution Nrityangan in 1969 with Uday Shankar’s blessings, and continues to teach Uday Shankar style of Indian Creative dance. Nrityangan has been performing consistently in Kolkata and all over India in various festivals. Each year they conduct an annual programme in December which is a tribute to Uday Shankar. Nrityangan has performed at the Uday Shankar Satabdi Samaroh organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. HMV SaReGaMa has released video cds of their rendition of Rabindranath Tagore's Dance dramas. Bhavna Records is going to release a series of Tagore's dance dramas, all of which have being performed by Nrityangan. Shanti Bose and Nrityangan have had a number of productions with Indian television Doordarshan Kendra.