O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ How can we know the dancer from the dance' — W.B. Yeats
On the occasion of IPTA’s diamond jubilee and West Bengal Dance Group Federation’s 10th aniversary, a five-day dance festival begins today featuring well-known dancers from various streams who will perfrom during this period. The line-up: (April 23) Baisali Basu (Manipuri, picture on the left), Srabanti Halder and Trina Ghosh (duet Odissi), Madhuparna Sen Barat (creative), Keya Bhaduri (Bharat Natyam), artistes of Gunjan (dir: Poushali Mukherjee) and artists of Kutambalam (dir: Abhoy Pal). April 24: Debapriya Mukherjee (Kathakali), Neelanjana Mukherjee and Swati Dey (duet Odissi), Sujit Sen (creative), Rajasree Bhattacharya (Kathak), Talpukur Sanskritik Sakha (dir: Gopal Chatterjee) and artists of Chhandasi (dir: Ipsita Roy Sarkar). April 25: Sikha Basu (Manipuri), Somrita Banerjee (Bharata Natyam), Amita Seal (creative), Saswati Mukherjee (Kathak), Natanam Kalakshetra (dir: Khagendranath Barman) and Choreo Creators Guild (dir: Pritha Das). April 26: Rajneeta Banerjee (Odissi), Bappa Chaterjee (creative), Subikash Mukherjee (Odissi), Kohinoor Sen Barat (creative), Kutambalam (dir: Abhoy Pal), and Bharatiya Sangeet Kalamandir (dir: Tandra Poddar). April 27: Susmita Bhattacharya (Odissi), Debasree Basu (Bharata Natyam), Mrittika Bhattacharya (Odissi), Nibedita Chatterjee (Kathak), IPTA (dir: Aditya Mitra) and Uma Memorial Kalalayam (dir: Kalamandalam Venkitt).
When: Till April 27; 6 pm
Where: Madhusudan Mancha complex