The 11th Annual day Concert of Footstomper Dance Academy recently took place in the august presence of eminent Tollywood actress Sayani Dutta.
The dance concert was choreographed and directed by Vikram Gupta himself. Children between the age group of three to fifteen years performed dances to various songs- both Indian and Western.
Vikram Gupta, Founder and Choreographer of Footstomper Dance Academy said “We have been training hard with the kids so that they can perform well. I teach about one hundred and eighty students now. They perform at stage shows, wedding events and others after they learn dance from this academy. What they gain most is confidence to perform in front of so many people”.
Chitiyan Kalaiyan, Tumhi Ho Bandhu, Girls Like To Swing, Itni si hasi Itni si khushi are some of the Bollywood tracks to which the students danced to. Robot themed dance, a tribute to Salman Khan was among the other performances at this annual dance show of this academy.
Actress Sayani Dutta who was also present to cheer the students was found attentively watching the kids perform on stage.
The two hour long show saw great dance performances from the children.
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.
The trailer of Mac Neill Media’s second presentation, Ichchemotir Gappo which is slated for release on the 20th of February was recently released at CCFC in the presence of the media persons and the film’s star cast.
This film which has been directed by the trio A-AA-K stars Saswata Chatterjee, Tanushree Chakraborty and Saheb Bhattacharya in lead roles and is known to present a complex tale of relationships intertwined with the working complexities of a theater group and dance troupe.
This film is essentially the tale of Ichche (played by Tanushree) who is a skilled dancer who in due course succumbs to depression and steers away from her art and her friend Neel (played by Saswata) who falls in love with her only to be rejected by the lady who is smitten by the charms of the dashing young photographer Rupam (played by Saheb).
Along with subtle and delicate expressions of love and desire, this film also has elaborate dance sequences choreographed by Kohinoor Sen Borat and beautiful songs by composer Kalyan Sen Borat. The songs, dance sequences and vivid portrayal of subtle emotions transform this film into a unique cinematic experience that the audience will love to watch.
Speaking at the occasion, actor Saswata Chatterjee said, “We are into a profession where our success totally depends on the will of the audience as no one is bound to watch movies and so is the case with this film where people are not bound to come to the theaters but I am confident that they will come as not only have we put in our heart and soul into this project but this movie in itself is a beautiful presentation of subtle human emotions that people will enjoy watching”.
This being a very music and dance centric film, veteran music composer Mr. Kalyan Sen Borat has also been able to unleash his creative best and while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana said, “Composing music for this film was a very pleasant experience as the characters that we see in this film seem very known to me as I have been working with music and dance groups for years now. Moreover, the lyrics penned by Kaushik Sengupta (one of the directors from the trio A-AA-K) are so beautiful and poetic that my melodies could seamlessly blend with the words and thus create soulful music.”
The gorgeous actress Tanushree Chakraborty has been portrayed in this film as a trained dancer and when asked about her real life dance training and skills, Tanushree confessed that she is definitely not trained in dance but at the same time confidently assured the audience that none will be able to say that her performance is not at par as she along with the entire team of Ichchemotir Gappo has slogged real hard to perfect every move and present to the audience a visual treat.
A tale of love and complex human emotions and relationships, Ichchemotir Goppo is sure to be the best Valentine’s week getaway this February.
RED LAUNCHERS & NIK’S DANCE FACTORY organized Kolkata’s Biggest Dance Competition “DANCE MANIA 2013” in Kolkata and on the last day of the year and legendary choreographer SAROJ KHAN came to the city to judge this one of a kind dance competition.
RED LAUNCHERS is an event company and has a Dance Academy of its own named as “NIK’S DANCE FACTORY” in Howrah with more than 200 students and will be opening over five of its branches nationally in the coming year. The Workshop for DANCE MANIA was held from December 22-29, 2013 at 5 venues which included Liluah, G.T Road, Liluah, Rabindra Sarani, Howrah A.C Market, HindMotor and Howrah Maidan.
The Auditions took place on December 26 and 27, 2013 at all Workshop Locations and had 2 rounds each. The final of the same was judged by the most renowned choreographer, SAROJ KHAN along with NIKHIL KOTHARI. The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest SAROJ KHAN where the selected Top 10 finalists were given a chance to perform in front of the veteran choreographer SAROJ KHAN & Nikhil Kothari. This was followed by the performances of the students of the Workshop and mind-blowing performances by the team of NIK’s DANCE FACTORY. A DJ Night by one of the renowned DJs of the City was also arranged for the celebration of the success of this gala event.
There were almost 200 students participating to perform in this event and more than 300 students gave auditions from which the selected Top 10 were given a chance to perform in front of SAROJ KHAN and NIKHIL KOTHARI. Participants from all across Siliguri, Guwahati, Jharkhand, Bihar & Orissa also came for the auditions.
SAROJ KHAN also taught the excited contestants few dancing steps and showed some of her signature moves to add more charm to this gala event and make it a memorable experience for the participants. The students said it was a dream come true to shake a leg with the Grand master SAROJ KHAN.
Speaking on the occasion, Bollywood’s Ace Choreographer, SAROJ KHAN said, “I am really honoured to be a part of this event organized by RED LAUNCHERS & NIK’s DANCE FACTORY. I am glad and feel so proud seeing the superb talent of the participants here.
NIKHIL KOTHARI, owner of NIK’s DANCE FACTORY shared his experiences with the media and said, “For the First time Howrah will have a celebrity coming down to Judge a show today. All over response for DANCE MANIA 2013 was superb. It was an awesome experience to have Saroj Ji here with us and we thank her whole-hardheartedly for supporting us.”
With Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan in Kolkata to judge Dance Mania 2013, the city put on its dancing shoes to impress the Master Choreographer.