A brief profile of Provakar Goswami

Born and brought up in a family having a tradition of Sattriya culture, Provakar Goswami took up Sattriya dance as a part of his life. He entered into the enchanting world of dance and music at a very early age. He is the ninth generation of a family having the Sattriya tradition. Provakar started receiving the training of Sattriya dance under the guidance of his father Guru Nrityacharya Jatin Goswami, a recipient of Padmashree and Sangeet Natak Akademi award. He also got training of Sattriya dance under late Guru Roseswar Saikia Borbayan hailed from Sri Sri Kamalabari Sattra and Rameswar Saikia Borbayan. Provakar completed the five year course Upadhi in Sattriya dance from Asom Sattra Mahasabha and also from Sankari Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Assam.

He is a Grade Artist (A-Grade) of Delhi Doordarshan in the field of Sattriya dance. In 1989, he set up an institution of Sattriya dance- Sattriya Akademi, under the guidance of Sri Jatin Goswami and is continuing his involvement in the new compositions of the danceform undertaken by the Guru Sri Jatin Goswami. Provakar received junior fellowship from the ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, for his project “Abhinaya and New composition of Sattriya dance” for the year 2002. Several young artists received C.C.R.T. Scholarship under the tutelage of Provakar Goswami. His performances in many places were very remarkable. He worked successfully as a teacher in the project of Sattriya dance undertaken by Sangeet Natak Akademi in Assam for five years. Some of the major events where he performed are – Khajoraho Dance Festival, Nrityaparva in Assam, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award giving ceremony in Delhi, Programm in Parliament House, Dance & music event in Agartala organized by Spic Macay, Octev Festival in Trivandram, Alva’s Virasat, Mangalore, Mahabharat Festival in Bangalore, Heritage festival in Dehradune, Uday Shankar Dance festival, Kolkata, Appan Festival at Delhouse, Guru Debaprasad Das Award festival etc.

He received Senior Fellowship for the project on ‘Comparative Study of Bhariman (foot work) in Sattriya dance and Chaari of Natya Sastra for the year 2013, Ministry of culture Govt. of India.



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