An evening of recitation with Jayeeta Bhattacharya
If poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, then recitation is a powerful form of art to disseminate these feelings to the entire world. Jayeeta Bhattacharya, the familiar name in Bengali recitation is an ardent devotee of this form of performing art. It's not just her gifted voice, rather it's her earnest cohabitation with poetry that recreates the magic.
Jayeeta has been nurturing and nourishing a new genre of Bengali recitation for about 20 years now. She was trained by the revered and legendary artist Late Shukla Bandyopadhyay. Being a regular performer at All India Radio Kolkata (General drama), she has also been fortunate to showcase her art on various stages in Kolkata, West Bengal, different parts of India, and even Bangladesh. "The Drama Queen", her very own YouTube channel born in 2016, makes its way ahead through all odds to ensure her flight of aspirations. Breaking the geographical barriers, 37 episodes so far have already touched hearts in thousands, and have borne the torch for her celestial presentation and unique voice. The journey continues.
Jayeeta is all set to offer an evening of recitation titled 'Janantike Jayeeta', on June 8, 2019 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium ( ICCR), 6 pm onward. The evening has three segments like 'First Person' – in this special segment of about twenty-five minutes, the audience will enjoy a rendezvous with the artist and rendition of a few evergreen classics. Following will be 'Sixty Minutes' Tales' – one hour exclusive segment where the artist will present only the creations of the renowned poet Anindya Mukhopadhyay. The last segment 'Drama Queen (un)limited' will have an absolutely unique audio drama, 'Prem – Frame' – a presentation with a difference, that was never experienced before.