Dance Bangla Dance Junior is back yet again!! In its ninth year, the show promises to be bigger and better and promises to keep both the young and the old hooked to the show.
The show has twenty one participants aged between 3.5 and 9 years of age. Participants from Kolkata, Bangalore and different parts of West Bengal have participated in this edition of the dance reality show. After four months of auditions in different areas, 21 participants have been selected from over fifty thousand children who came in for the auditions.
Seated on the judges’ seat will be Jisshu Sengupta, Srabanti and Ankush. “I cannot even imagine how they remember all those dance steps so well. When I was their age, I was not even half as smart as they are now!!” said actress Srabanti.
The hosts of the dance reality are six year old Raktim Samanta and eight year old Raktima Das. “Though the names are quite similar, they are not real life brother and sister. That is strictly coincidental” revealed actor Jisshu Sengupta.
The unique aspect of this season’s Dance Bangla Dance Junior is the fact that there is a fairyland setting to the set. A toy train and its driver are often seen in between sequences. “We are having a great time with the kids who are so talented. I, Ankush and Srabanti have even had a great time on the toy train on the sets” added Jisshu Sengupta.
Captain of the Performer award will be given to the best performer of the episode. With more sponsors joining hands later on, there will scholarships given to the children for helping them with their education.
The show Dance Bangla Dance Junior will be aired from 4th July from 9.30 pm.
The 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan took place recently at G. D. Birla Sabhagar. The occasion was graced with the presence of Indrani Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta and Chiranjit Chakraborty.
The event started with Durga Bandana which was presented by Indrani Dutta and her students. Eminent personalities like Chiranjit Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta and Guru Sumitra Mitra were felicitated on the occasion.
Nibedita Chakraborty and her students presented a Kathak performance. The acting division of Kala Niketan staged a play “Eta Kothay legeche”, which was directed by Sumitro Banerjee. A fashion show choreographed by Saurav Nandy was also presented for the audience.
Speaking at the occasion, Rituparna Sengupta said “Indrani is a dear friend. It is a great honor for me to come to this event”.
The 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan proved to be an evening of great music and fantastic performances.
Dance dramas or musicals which narrate stories entirely through poetic/rhyming dialogues, songs and dances have been popularized by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. With education becoming multi-dimensional these days, such musicals open up avenues for children to showcase their talent and learn simultaneously. Shuvan Sarada was formed by Sumita Ghosh with the primary intent to hone the artistic skills of people who want to remain associated with the creative field. Love for children and passion for music led to the formation of this multi-creativity centre.
Dance dramas incorporate characters from nature and fairy tales which are familiar for kids to relate to. They help in bringing out the central theme through lively choreography and musicals. With that in mind and to revive the concept of dance dramas, Sumita Ghosh’s “Pushpo Bashor” (A rendezvous with flowers) brings a remarkable tale of seven flowers in the backdrop of the wedding of the Princess and Prince of the flower kingdom. The CD of this dance drama was launched by Amit Roy, Kohinoor Sen Borat, Sashi Bhai, Chandan Dey Sarkar, Rajat Dey Sarkar and Sumita Ghosh. The high point of this musical is the use of different styles of dance (Both Indian classical and western), rhyming dialogues set to catchy tunes and vibrant costumes for the act. Light displays, props and shadow effects accentuate the drama.
The children of this multi-creativity centre showed their talent with some spirited dance and song performances. The children also showcased the dance drama Pushpo Bashor for the assembled audience. The colorful costumes and the rhyming dialogues surely are a treat to behold for the audience, especially the children.
This Bengali dance drama album will be brought out by Gathani Music Company. Well known artists like Haimanti Shukla, Srikanto Acharya, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Bhaswati Dutta, Koushik Sen, Shampa Kundu has contributed immensely to the making of this dance drama. Sumita Ghosh’s upcoming release consists of a music album called “Ashar Prodeep” which has been composed by her and the music arrangement has been done by renowned music arranger Durbadol Chatterjee.