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Bhumikeshwar Singh


Gyan Khand-3/125,(Behind Shipra Rivera)NCR, INDIRAPURAM, Ghaziabad-201010

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Classical Drama

About the Artist:
BHUMIKESHWAR SINGH (DIRECTOR)completed his one year diploma in acting from Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts, New Delhi in 1990-91 after which he trained in Chhau Dance under Shri Shashidhar Acharya at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. He then acquainted himself with Indian martial art (Phari-Khand) traditions under Guru Krishna Nayak and also trained at the Govt. Chhau Dance Center, Seraikella, Jharkhanda.

Bhumikeshwar also learnt the art of Mask-Making in the Seraikella form under the tutelage of Shri Dhiro lal Bhol and Mime under the guidance of Shri Niranjan Goswami at the Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata. He is the founder member and Director of the Delhi based Classical Indian Theatre group Prathibha Sanskritik Sansthan. 

Bhumikeshwar was awarded scholarship by Sahitya Kala Parishad (91-93) to undertake specialist training in Chhau dance and was awarded fellowship by the Department of Culture, Govt. of India from 1996-98. He has had the privilege to work with eminent theatre personalities like Hemant Mishra, Vigeesh Kumar Singh, K.S.Rajendran, Sheila Bhatia, Satyabrat Raut and Mohan Maharshi. Amongst the many Sanskrit plays that he has directed are: Dootvakyam, Karnabharam, Urubhangam, Venisamharam, Balcharitam, Mahavir Charitam, Pancharatram, Charudattam, Bhagvadajjukam, Meghdoota,, Dootghatotkacham Mattavilas, MadhyamVyayog ,Kurukshetra, Naagmandala and Pratigyayogandhrayan. 

Alongside this he has been conducting regular workshops on Chhau movments, Drama and Mime throughout the country with different art institutions and different Universities of India .He also has to his credit the choreography of dance pieces with school children in Delhi for Republic day celebrations from 1997-2004. He conducted a month long Chhau Dance workshop at Yekaterinburg, Russia that culminated in the dance-piece ‘Meghdoot’ in 2009 and also gave Chhau performances at Anand Yog Center, Tumin and Puppet Theatre, Yekaterinburg, Russia. Presently Bhumikeshwar trains students in Drama, Chhau, and Mime in Delhi.

Awards and Recognitions:

* Received Scholarship from Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi under Cultural Talent Search Scheme for Indian Classical Dance (Chhau) from 1991-1993. 
* Received Scholarship from Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi for Creative work in Chhau Dance Drama from April 1998 to March 2000. 
* Received Fellowship from Department of Culture, Govt. of India From 1996-1998 for Chhau Dance.

Teaching Activities:

*Abroad Movement classes for Ratnta Dance Group, Eketarinburg, Russia. (May To Jun, 2009) 
*Universities Movement classes for Punjabi University, Patiala, (2005-06-07-08) 
*I K S M V Khairagarh University, Chhattisgarh,(2006) 
*Academy of Theatre Arts, University of Mumbai.(2007) 
*Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar University, Aurangabad. (2007), 
*Punjab University. Chandigarh.(2008) 
& S N School of Theatre Arts. Central University. Hyderabad (2010-11)

*M.M.College. Fatehabad, Haryana,(2006), 
*K.M.V.College, Jalandher (2005&07) & also DIET Students. 

*Institutions Movement classes for National School of Drama (Extention Programe at Pratap Vihar Ghaziabadh.( 2005),
*H.C.R.Fand Theatre Repotory, Mandi H.P,(1998-05), 
*Kalakar Shivir, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi(2005), 
*Bharatendu Natya Akademi, Lucknow.(2002,05,12&13) 
*Janan Pravah, Varansi.(2007-09-10) 
*Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata ( May 1995-96)& Darpana Academy, 
Ahmedabad & Saranga Midnapur, West Bengal, 
*National Integration Cultural Camp, Kolkata (1995&08). 
Yuva Sangam, Gorakhpur. 
*Short training course for Delhi Art Theatre, New Delhi from (1994-1995).
Theatre students of Shri Ram Centre, Delhi.(1993&2003) & Nisarg. Lucknow,(2009-10&11) 
*Lecture Demonstration Classical Indian Dance Centre,New Delhi(Oct.2001)
*Kadamb Dance Academy, Ahmedabad (1996)& Ural University of Eketarinburg, Russia (Jun 2009).

* Diploma course in Theatre Acting from Shriram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi (1990-1991) 
* Learnt Seraikella Chhau Dance from Guru LingaRaj Acharya and Shashadhar Acharya from Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi (1988-1997) and from Govt. of Chhau Dance Centre Seraikella (1991 -1994). 
* Learnt Phari- Khanda, Shield & Sword (Martial Art) from Guru Krishna Nayak in Seraikella (1991 -1994). 
* Mime from Shri Niranjan Goswami, Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata. 
* Mask Making of Chhau Dance from Shri Dhirolal Bhol. In Seraikella.

Pratibha Sanskritik Sansthan was established in 1987, with Bhumikeshwar Singh as the Founder/Director/Chairperson. It is a non-profitable organisation working in various fields of performing arts. PSS conducts various training programs in Chhau Dance, Odissi Dance, Drama & Mime. It has participated in Mime Festival organised by W Z C Centre which was held in Udaipur, Jodhpur & Jaipur in 2006. It has Directed plays in Mime, like Koch-Devyani, Atrocities of women, girls & children in 1994, which were shown in the slum areas of Delhi.The main objective of PSS is to experiment in Sanskrit plays in Chhau style by using all classical theatre techniques. Some of the production of PSS are:’,‘Karnabharam’,’,‘Nagmandal’,’Panchratram’,’Mahavveercharitam’ and some of the productions were shown in National Theatre Festival, held in various parts of India, like Dootvakyam,Trichur (National Theatre Festival 20th Sept. 1998) Patana (Swarn Utsav by Sangeet Natak Akademi 30th Dec. 2000)& Vijayawada (Siddharth Kala Pitham 25th Aug. 2001), ’Venisanharam, Madurai (Velvi 11th Feb. 2000)& Ujjain (Kalidas Samaroh, 12th Nov. 2000) &( Meghdootam 6th Nov.2006), ’Dootghatotkacham ,Varanasi (Natya Parva by Sangeet Natak Akademi, 22nd .Dec 2005), MadhyamVyayogam Jaipur & Jodhpur(Natya Smaroh by W.Z.C.C. 20&21stAug 08, New Delhi (Bhartendu Natya Utsav by Sahitya Kala Parishad. 9th May 09,)& Lucknow 17th March2011, Ujjin 13th Oct12, Indor 8 Dec2012, Kolkata 13th Dec12, Agra16th&19th Dec12 Varansi (Rabindrotsav by Pratibha Sanskritik Sansthan, Delhi& BHU, 18 August2012)& Pratigyayougandharayan, New Delhi(Yuva Natya Samaroh by Sahitya Kala Parishad.18th Fab.2013). All these performances were highly appreciated by the audiences.


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