FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PRESIDENT:

Anima Sarma

CONSULTANTS:

  • Tikendrajit Sarmah (Education)
  • Siddhartha Sarmah (Accounts)
  • Krishnakshi Goswami (Coordination)
  • Utpal Baruah (Projects)
  • Priyadarshini Kashyap (Legal)
  • Kalyanjit Hatibaruah (IT)
  • Santanu Sarmah (Software)

FACULTY OF AIA:

  • Tikendrajit Sarmah (Anthropology)
  • Pranaame Bhagawati (Dance | Mass Communications)
  • Dr. Saiful Islam (Yoga | Naturopathy)
  • Sonica Hazarika (Bharatanatyam | Sattriya)
  • Priyadarshini Sharma (Legal Consulting | Oratory Skills)
  • List coming up soon...

ADVISORS | MENTORS | EXPERTS

AMRAPALI INSTITUTE OF ARTS - AIA

Padmashree Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Padmashree Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is the creator of the MOHAN VEENA who mesmerizes the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. Being the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape and by adding 14 more strings helping him to establish the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights. He with his sheer virtuosity and limitless supply of melodies won the highest music award of the world, the GRAMMY AWARD (1994) along with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, 'A MEETING BY THE RIVER'.

Dr. Purnima Pande

Dr. Purnima Pande is a renowned Kathak performer and exponent having over 40 yrs. of experience across academics and performing arts. Her immaculate contributions made towards the field of Kathak dance is remarkable. She became the first Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute - Deemed University (Lucknow) after heading the institution as Director and Principal at Bhatkhande Music College. She then in served as Vice Chancellor of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya (Khairagarh). She has to her credit numerous compositions and credentials benefiting the Kathak dance learners. She has toured in many countries in regard to performances, workshops and lecture demonstrations and has been bestowed with many awards. She has several research journals to her credit.

Guru Bhabakrishna Deva Goswami

Guru Bhavakrishna Deva Goswami is the foremost exponent of Sattriya dance art. His contributions towards this ancient dance form and also the creative dance genre is marvelous. He is the disciple of musical stalwart Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha. Hailing from a place nearby Jorhat named Morioni, Guru Bhavakrishna is affectionately called as 'Aata'. His famous 'Tandava' dancing is revered by all the people of his region. Aata's contribution towards preaching of his dance art forms contributes towards its existence and survival.

Rudro Jayanta Bhagawati

Rudro Jayanta Bhagawati is one of the most celebrated dance activists & choreographers from northeast India, hailing from Majuli island (Assam). His dance journey from learning Sattriya at Kamalabari Sattra to completing Nipun in Kathak at Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth (Lucknow) till reaching the Kathak doyen Padmavibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj whilst being in the Production Group of Kathak Kendra and later under Guru Sishya Parampara with the maestro for almost 4 years is a noteworthy journey he underwent. Rhythm being his soul, reflects in his compositions and he benevolently weaves stories with his choreographies. From childhood he has been trained by stalwarts like Gunakanta Borbayan, Purnananda Kalita, Bhavakrishna Deva Goswami, Dr. Purnima Pande, Subhash Dixit and Surendra Saikia. Jayanta presented his skills at Germany, U.A.E., United Kingdom, Tanzania, Maldives and Guyana.

 

 

Amitabh Srivastava

Amitabh Srivastava has worked with some of the top most media brands like Times TV / MTV / BBC / TV Today / Walt Disney over the past 18 years in senior management cadre. He has been with TV and cable and satellite industry and has handled ground Distribution system for several broadcasters in India and Asia. He headed BBC and Walt Disney in distribution and marketing in South Asia. Amitabh has headed brands such as Aajtak and Disney to plant footprint in the crowded market place.
Besides South Asia, his exposure in Japan, Europe and U.K. will be handy for growth for any platform.

Pranay Bordoloi

Pranay Bordoloi is the Managing Editor of the leading Assamese news channel DY365. He is a journalist and a mountaineer of repute.