Tag: Dance-Festival

Actress Rituparna Sengupta and Actor Chiranjit felicitated at the 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan


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.

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Gaudiya Nritya Bharati organized a 2-day classical dance event in Kolkata


Gaudiya Nritya Bharati, in association with the Gaud Banga Dance Concert Academy, organized the Nistarini Kali Temple Dance Concert – a 2-day classical dance event at ICCR. The guests of honor on the first day were Prof. Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay, MIC, Government of West Bengal, and Prof. Manabendu Bandyopadhyay, General Secretary, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata.


The first day’s program began with the screening of the film ‘Dance of the God’, one of the two documentary films on Prof. Mahua Mukherjee and her work, produced by the Government of India, Films Division. It was followed by an Odishi recital of the well-known Odishi artiste Sharmila Biswas; a Gaudiya Nritya presentation of Gaudiya Nritya Bharati, with the dances directed by Prof. Mahua Mukherjee and the music by Amitava Mukherjee; a Kathakali recital of the well-known Kathakali artiste Kalamandalam Goutam; and, finally, the first day’s closing dance – another presentation of Gaudiya Nritya Bharati.


On the second day, ‘Trance in Motion’ – the other documentary film on Prof. Mahua Mukherjee – was screened, followed by a Bharatanatyam recital of Abhoy Pal and a Kathak recital of Paramita Maitra. Garfa Mitrayan presented Radhabhavdyutisubalitam next, based on the concept of Vipralambha Shringar of Goddess Radha in the Gaudiya Nritya style, conceived, choreographed and directed by Banani Chakraborty, the dances co-directed by Satabdi Acharyya, and the music directed by Subhadip Chakraborty and Ayan Mukherjee. Thereafter, Buddhi Edirisinghe of Sri Lanka presented a Kandyan dance recital. The second day’s programme concluded with Prof. Mahua Mukherjee’s presentation ‘A Journey to Knowledge and Peace’, conceived and directed by her and based on ‘Buddha Charit’ of Ashwa Ghosh, with the the music directed by Ayan Mukherjee and Subhadip Chakraborty, and the lights by Uttiya Jana.


The two day classical dance festival was a great experience for the dance lovers of the city.

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International Dance Day Starts off on a High with Mumbai’s first ever Contemporary Dance Festival, Jugnee


Contemporary dance icon Terence Lewis and India’s dancing diva-Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene has joined hands to support Mumbai’s first ever Contemporary Dance Festival, Jugnee. The festival was launched on the eve of World International Dance Day which is today.

A five day non-profit and completely dance neutral festival is what Jugnee is all about. The dance festival will help in giving the young emerging and professional dancers a voice and platform to showcase their talent under one roof. Along with this the most renowned International Faculty here will also be available for the dancers.

Talking about the festival, Terence mentioned that the dance community in India works in isolation. They are not wholly aware of the opportunities that they have for themselves. On the collaboration with Madhuri Dixit, he mentioned that she is the name synonymous with dance and beauty. Moreover she had been creating awareness among people about dance through her digital app tutorials. Hence she is just the best and right person for the purpose.

The five-day festival will be held in Mumbai, India at different venues namely

29th April: NCPA, 30th April: Prithvi Theatre, 1st May: St Andrews, 2nd May: Social (Meet & Greet) and 3rd May: Equal street walk (Dancing on the streets).

The festival will also include workshops hosted by Indian and international teachers. Some of the teachers include Joe Alegado (USA) & Peter Jasko (Slovakia), Terence Lewis (Mumbai), Nakula Somana (Bangalore), Mayuri (from Nrityarutya-Bangalore). There will also be movie screenings. Along with these panel discussions, performances and socials will also be part of Jugnee.

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