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SBDA's students are performing in their annual showcase 'Samaraho' at the Arts Depot in Finchley on Sunday 4th October at 5pm. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment via the link below:

SBDA's students have been selected to perform at the Dance Proms (http://www.danceproms.co.uk/) at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall this year, on November 12th 2015.
Dance proms: "Behind every great dancer is an inspirational dance teacher"
Save the Date as this will be an exciting night of dance performances from all around the world!
Purchase Tickets here: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/dance-proms/default.aspx
Watch last years Dance Proms here: https://vimeo.com/113376867
SBDC Student Vidya Patel is through to the Final of the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015. Watch her winning performance in the South Asian Category via the link below. The South Asian Category Final also features student Jaina Modasia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05sj63x/bbc-young-dancer-2015-3-south-asian-final
SBDC's Omkaar group are performing at 'Takeover 2015' at the Tricycle Theatre, London at 5pm. Tickets are free and additional information is available through this link: http://www.tricycle.co.uk/festivals/tricycle-takeover-2015/takeover-2015-workshops-events/
Draupadi - A Fire-Born Princess
Opening show: 7th Feburary 2015 at Patidar House, Wembley
Buy your tickets in advance from the online ticket site: http://www.wegottickets.com/SujataBanerjee.
Draupadi, our heroine drawn from the Indian epic Mahabharata, musters fiery strength and courage to resolve conflicts that have ravaged her land.

Through the beautiful, witty and touching interaction between dancers, performers and character puppets, magically bought to life, Draupadi slowly begins to unravel the clues to her past.

Innovative fusion of dance, storytelling, puppetry and music.

Directed & Choreographed by Sujata Banerjee
Puppet Design & Making by Lyndie Wright (MBE)
Script by Nona Shepphard

Touring February 2015

Suitable for all ages
A first time experience for all dance lovers...
Kathakathon, Kathak Marathon:
As the title indicates, the event consists of non-stop Kathak activities for 12 hours.
All SBDC students will take part for the whole day.
6th December 2014:
Time: 9am - 9pm.:
Venue: Krishna Avanti School, Camrose Avenue, Edgware:
Please contact SBDC if you want to be involved in the fun filled event.:
Kathakathon Project Managers - Veidika, Bhavisha and Hanisha:

The SPRING, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, 16th March 2014

‘Sujata Banerjee Dance Company students performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala 2014. It was a hugely exciting show demonstrating the breadth and depth of the musical achievements of Hertfordshire’s children and young people.’ SBDC were the only Indian Dance organisation the Gala captured amongst many school; an impressive 114 schools across the two performances & participation from two community choirs.

 “Music continues to be an important part of Hertfordshire life and in the 100th Anniversary year of the beginning of World War 1 the show was dedicated to reflect the commemoration musically and then showcase a musical journey through the subsequent 100 years up to the present day.”

SBDC Performance: The Spring

Pandit Debojyoti Bose

Choreographer: Sujata Banerjee


In the mid 1960s, Indian classical music began to appear in popular music, not least in the music of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The Spring is a colourful Kathak technical piece set in raga Vasant (Spring). Indian classical music is often described as raga music; raga uses a series of musical notes upon which a melody is constructed. Ragas are associated with different times of the day or seasons. The piece was presented in ‘Tarana’ form (a particular classical singing style) and is set in a 16-beat time cycle. - “The group showed immense dedication and commitment and I’m proud SBDC presented the beauty of Kathak amongst 2500 performers” – Guru Sujata Banerjee


“It was my first time experience of performing at a profound venue like The Royal Albert Hall, a memorable occasion at SBDC!” – Mikika, aged 16.

Tarana Tarang - Arts Depot, 7 July at 6:30pm
The annual student showcase featuring talented students of Sujata Banerjee Dance School. Tickets priced at & pound;12 and £8 (concessions). Please contact us for further information.
Utsav 2013 - Nehru Centre, 17 and 18 July at 6:30pm
Sujata Banerjee Dance Company presents a special tribute to the late Pandit Ravi Shankar on the auspicious occassion of Guru Purnima. This event will feature UK based artists, renowned professionals as well as students of Sujata Banerjee Dance School. This is a FREE performance.
Sujata Banerjee Dance Company presents: 
Inner Rhythm 
Where there is life there is movement, where there is movement there is rhythm. 
This exciting dance programme finds the connection between the inner experience and the physical expression
A collaboration of Kathak and Zulu dance styles with live music accompaniment. 
download brochure here
Saturday 3rd July at the:
Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H OAH
Box office – 0207 388 8822. Tickets : £15, concessions £12
Sujata Banerjee Dance Company is renowned for its groundbreaking cross cultural work in the UK and abroad. In 1990, the first major collaboration, Dance Filigree, with Spanish and Egyptian dance had received notable praise for its originality and continued touring for three years. The Company has been working with Uzambezi Arts for over 5 years and Inner Rhythm will be an in-depth exploration of this two art forms. 
The artistic Director:
Sujata Banerjee is one of the leading Kathak exponents who performs and teaches in most part of the world. Sujata has her own school in Harrow and also teaches at the Centre for Advance Training, Dance Exchange, and Birmingham. Sujata is a senior examiner and also the Chair of the ISTD South Asian Faculty. Sujata is also a trained sports scientist and delivers performance enhancement workshops for dancers.
U’Zambezi Arts is the UK based Southern African song, dance, drummers and related arts troupe. The company comprises experienced artists who have performed for the likes of Nelson Mandela and The Queen as well as notable artists. Their work address key social issues and continues to build bridges with different cultures. Please visit the website for details and booking: www.uzambeziarts.com 
Past Shows:
2003: Directing, adaptation and choreographing a physical theatre piece in London, which is based on Tagore's poem 'Camellia.'
2002: Artistic Director and Choreographer of Dance Fiction, a Flamenco Kathak collaboration with multi-media.
2001: Choreographed Chando-Encanto, A cross-cultural programme.
2001: Director and choreographer of 'Love Stomp', a musical theatre.
1999: 'At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers', a music theatre of a short story by Salman Rushdie.
1998: 'Ha Doo Doo' a choreography based on the Asian game Kabaddi.
1997: 'Africa' a choreography based on Tagore's poem 'Mahabharat' a musical theatre sponsored by the Year of Music Theatre Opera.
1996: Choreographed, directed and jointly composed music for a 20-minute dance drama on a poem called 'The Hero.'
1995: Choreographed and directed a 70-minute long project - 'Temple to Court' for Nrityam dance company.
1994: Choreographed dance pieces combining Odissi and Kathak. 1992: 'Ganga' a 20 minute dance ensemble.
1989: Choreographed 'This One', a pop video by Paul Macartney.
1987: 'Radha and Krishna' a 15-minute piece with Berkshire Youth Dance, which was televised.
Sujata performs regularly in prestigious venues like; Kalamandir in Kolkata, India; Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England; Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels, Europe; Carnegie in New York, USA.