Madhusmita Bora


Madhusmita Bora is the co founder and co director of Sattriya Dance Company. She has performed Sattriya all over the U.S. and India. She is a disciple of Padmashree Jatin Goswami, Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar, Guru Naren Barua and Adhyapak Gobinda Kalita from the Uttar Kamalabari Sattra. She also studied Kathak with Janaki Patrik of New York. Madhusmita has been often funded by Art & Change Grant, Leeway Foundation; and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Recipient of the Naatya Saradhi Award in 2014 and the IIDF Award in 2016, her collaborative works include “When the River Meets the Sea” with Annielille Gavino and “The Art Profound” with Reggie Tapman Meyers. Madhu is a recipient of the Pew Arts Grant for 2017.

Brindabani Jatra: Weaving Dance & Divinity (Sold Out)
Saturday April 21st 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
​Major Funding for this performance is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25 ($20 members, $15 students); includes Museum admission


Local artist Madhusmita Bora practices Sattriya, a major Indian classical dance. She’s joined by the Dancing Monks of Assam on their first US tour. This performance ties ancient history, art, and spirituality to our collection’s Cloth of Vrindavan.

Dancing Monks of Assam & Sattriya Dance Company- An Odyssey of the Spirit

April 28, 2018

For centuries, Sattriya, one of India’s classical dances honoring the Hindu God Krishna and his incarnations, remained confined to the monasteries of Assam in India where monks practiced, nurtured, and preserved it as part of their daily rituals. Now, the 600-year-old living tradition will be performed on the monks’ maiden U.S. tour in Drexel University’s Mandell Theater. The Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host the Dancing Monks of Assam and Philadelphia-based Sattriya Dance Company for their performance An Odyssey of the Spirit on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. To learn more about the monks’ week-long residency at Westphal College, visit

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 pm