Sontosh Kumar Chatterjee is an outstanding Choreographer / Dancer / Teacher of the culturally unique story telling Classical Kathak dance of India.

Last 25 years all over the country as well as India and abroad with competence , skill and dignity. His unique sense of choreography added with creative excellence and profound knowledge has enabled him to achieve international success of successes and fetching immense prestige to the Country's cultural heritage.

Today he is an accomplished reputed dancer known to all most every part of the World.



He achieved "Pandit" title Asia Plus paper from Tajikistan.

He worked as a dance trainer in a highly respectable position in I.C.C.R from December 2002 -Feb 2006 being posted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

In 2013 he achieved "Surya India Festival Award" in Malaysia.



Since 1965, Sontosh Kumar is performing in India. 1990, 1991 he toured Europe and 1992 -94 he toured USA.

In Kolkata, India he has performed at various festival such as Orient Music Conference, Ragini Music Conference, Tansen Music Conference and international Marshall Art festival.



In 1991 he has performed at festival of Asian Dance and Music at Bedfordshire, London, U.K.

In 1992 he toured USA. their he performed several performances in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Texas and California. In 1994 his USA tour included performances in collaboration works with Rincon Del Flamenco, a renowned Spanish Flamenco Dance Company.



Sontosh Kumar from Calcutta was much appreciated for his standard. He has good prstural grace, layakari (rhythmic dexterity) and elan in abhinaya.

His opening Shiva bandana itself eshtablished support with the audience. His amad, toda, tukde, tihai all revealed his laya control

The Times of Ondia 1988





Young and thoroughly groomed he performed nritya with ease and precision. In particular the paran, the laadis and the chakkars were praise worthy.

His tayyari and control over tala-laya are commendable as was visible in both Teental and Jhaaptal.

Sontosh excelled in executing tha chakkars if split second percision.


The Statesman 1985





The rhythm came from the bare foot of Sontosh Kumar of India. The feet stabs instead of stamp.


The sound is muted and hard similar to flamencoyet different. it sets the tone for the whole concert, The subtitle of which is "Shared tradition - Shared roots".


Star Tribune 1994

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