Sukanya Burman Dance Company is a US based contemporary dance company, located in Jamestown NY, that mobilizes the expressive techniques of Indian diasporic dances and modern dance to explore compelling ideas and create shared visual experiences.
With deep roots in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Modern dance vocabularies, the company aims to explore different ways of movement in the human body to tell stories relevant to our world today.
"Movement with music has always been an outlet for me and I find it therapeutic not only as a performer but also from the perspective of the audience. My passion lies in understanding human behavior and psyche through the language of movement."
About the Artist
Sukanya Burman is a dancer and choreographer born and raised in Kolkata, India.
She began her formal dance training in Bharatanatyam at the age of 3 and trained in Kathak, modern, contemporary dance and ballet. Sukanya holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance and Movements Arts. She toured nationally and internationally as a repertoire member of Rhythmosaic Dance Company, later moving to NYC to pursue an Independent Training Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
Since then she has taught classes and performed extensively both in the US and in India. She is a guest faculty at the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and a guest performer at the Indorican Multicultural Dance Project. She recently founded Sukanya Burman Dance Company in Jamestown, NY. Sukanya is interested in exploring socio-cultural discourse with an emphasis on bridging the gap between Western modern and Indian classical dance.
She also hopes to raise awareness, accessibility and provide opportunities in dance through arts education. Sukanya is currently a resident artist in the Curriculum in Motion Institute at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Credits to Gurus, Teachers, and Mentors
I'm taking this space to pay my respect and honor all my gurus, teachers and mentors who have unconditionally taught me to refine my dance practice.
Smt. Molly Roy
Guru Smt. Thankamani Kutty
Dr. Sanjukta Banerjee
Dr. Mitul Sengupta
Smt. Sumana Nag
Mr. Ronnie Shambik Ghose
Faculty at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary dance