PERFORMANCE

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 Delhi, India he has performed at Kathak Mahotsav , after that Bharatiya Vidyabhavan, National Festival of Kathak Dance Kalka Bindadin Jayanti.

In Abroad in 1990 he has choreographed an evening length Kathak Ballet "Swarga Shava" and also performed in Red Bridge Festival at London, U.K. He also dance at many other performances at Germany, France and England.

In 1991 he has performed at festival of Asian Dance and Music at Bedfordshire, London, U.K. In 1992 he toured USA. 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.

 

Ippo, Malaysia 2013
Indo Occidental-Symbiosis, Kolkata, India 2009
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007
Indian Cultural Center, Malaysia 2011
Malaysia 2013
Malaysia 2014
Navaratri festivals, Malaysia 2012
USA, 1997
USA, 1998
Siliguri, North Bengal, India 2007
USA 2001
USA 2001
USA 2001
Chicago, USA 1998
USA 1998
USA 1999
San Francisco, USA 2000
Dushnbe, Tajikistan 2004
Kolkata, India 1999
Ramkrishna Mission, Golpark, Kolkata, India 2010
Choreographed by Sontosh Maharaj, Indian Cultural Center, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, 2014
Choreographed by Sontosh Maharaj, Indian Cultural Center, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, 2014
Choreographed by Sontosh Maharaj, Shivam Art & Culture, Kolkata, India, 2000
Choreographed by Sontosh Maharaj, Shivam Art & Culture, Kolkata, India, 2000
Shivam Art & Culture, Kolkata, India, 2000

TESTIMONIALS

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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