Timeout 23-02-2009

Gliding grace

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 23.02.09
Gliding grace
They move most easily through life, who have learned to dance — Ann Dirkson. Roger Sinha, artistic director and the man behind Sinha Danse, Montreal, is a renowned choreographer/ dancer whose compositions have been critically acclaimed throughout Canada, Europe, Asia and the US. Several of his pieces have been filmed for television. Sapphire along with Centre of Studies and Research on Modern Dance, Rabindra Bharati University jointly host the Calcutta premiere of Burning Skin, Zeros & Ones and Quebesian Rhapsody by members of Sinha Danse. The troupe focuses on the creation of original dance pieces that integrate contemporary and classical Indian dance forms, theatre, martial arts, ballet and improvisation. Sinha uses the universality of the body to explore cultural harmony, dissonance and tensions created by the collision of the East and the West. He combines expressive hastas (hand gestures) and rhythmically complex footwork of Indian dance with the full body movements of modern ballet and martial arts to explore new vistas in the sphere of modern ballet. His group promotes cultural diversity and works to support the cause of the visible minority artists. Hence, a rare treat indeed for both connoisseurs and dance lovers.

Event: Modern ballet presented by Sinha Danse from Montreal When: Today at 6.45 pm Where: Jorasanko Thakurbari


February 23 - 27 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Monami in Flower, an exhibition of recent paintings by Monami Chowdhury. Inauguration today at 5.30 pm. Till February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of works of the students of Kala-Bhavana, Visva Bharati. Till February 26 at Photographer’s Gallery, 59A Southend Park, Gol Park; 3 pm - 8 pm: The second solo exhibition of paintings by Tanima Bhattacharya. Till February 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination — an exhibition of the works by Kartick Pyne, Atin Basak, Tapas Sardar, Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Sanatan Dinda, Sukanta Das, Bratin Khan, Aditya Basak, Sibsaday, Subroto Das and others. Till February 28 at CIMA Gallery; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (2 pm - 7 pm): Shall Return Again... — Recent works by Paramjit Singh. Till February 28 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (11 am - 7 pm): Mindscape — Works by Harish Ojha, Rahul B. Wagh and Hemant Rao. Till February 28 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Artistic Impression presents an art exhibition, organised by Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd and South City Mall. Till February 28 at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 6.30 pm: Gods, Icons, Masses — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by Anirudh Chari. Participating artists: Satyajit Das, Jotirmoy De, Snehasis Maity, Lalt Kishor Pradhan and Debanjan Roy. Till February 28 at Ganges Art, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Young Blood, a group show featuring works by Mrinal Dey, Ramu Das, Sabir Ali, Sanjoy Sengupta, Soumya Samanta, Deepak Rajvhar, Manisha Dey and Bhaskar Goswami. Till February 28 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #24636731/2; 11 am - 7 pm: Sublimity of the Grotesque, the first solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Mallika Das Sutar. Till February 28 at Angan Art Gallery, 11 Fern Place; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sagar Banerjee. Till March 4 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #24651444; 11 am - 7 pm: An Inner Journey — The works of Katayun Saklat. Till March 4 (except Sunday) at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Tower, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass, #40113182/3: An exhibition of paintings by Ganesh Chandra Basu. Till March 5 (except Saturday) at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture presents Parama, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by leading women artists. Till March 5 at Samokal Art Gallery, 23 Gariahat Road, 1st floor, Gol Park, #9836276110/ 9836057232; 4 pm - 8 pm: Mind of Matter / Matter of Mind — an international art exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installation. Participants: Deepak Rajbhar, Harshavardhan Sharma, Iliad Sabchi, Janak Jhankar Narzary, Kim Sung Mi, Mandip Chakravartty, Nilanjan Banerjee, Partha Pratim Deb, Rajesh Bhowmik, Rajshree Karkera Apte, Rishav Gandhar Narzary, Sajad Hamdani, Sanjay Sawant, Saravudth Duangjumpa, Sisir Thapa and Sunil De. Till March 12 (except Sunday) at Anant Art Gallery, 18 Alipore Road, #32584832; 11 am - 7 pm: Moments, an exhibition of the works of Sandip Daptari. Till March 12 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Masterpieces II — an exhibition of selected paintings and sculptures by Paritosh Sen, K.H. Ara, Ajit Chakraborty, Ganesh Pyne, Kartick Chandra Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, T. Vaikuntam, Partha Pratim Deb, Amalnath Chakladhar, Sanat Kar, P.R. Narvekar, Sekhar Ray, Subrata Biswas, Tapas Biswas, Nantu Behari Das and others.


February 23 - 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: A three-day drama festival in celebration of 175th anniversary of Mackintosh Burn Limited. Today: Putul Nacher Itikatha — a Chetana production, directed by Arun Mukhopadhyay. February 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Fakka. Direction: Chandan Das. February 25 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC’s monthly theatre show will feature Path... the Waterfall, a bilingual (English and Bengali) play directed by Debashis Dutta and to be presented by Institute of Factual Theatre Arts (IFTA). February 26 at Girish Mancha; 6 pm: As part of the centenary celebrations of Boys Own Library, Mukhomukhi and Niva Arts present Atmakatha, with Soumitra Chatterjee and Lily Chakraborty in the lead. Dir: Soumitra Chatterjee. February 26 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage its latest production, Dournama. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. February 27 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents its latest production, Aapad, based on a story by Bimal Kar and dramatised by Rajat Ghosh. Dir: Bimal Chakraborty. March 1 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta.


February 24 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: To mark the 75th birthday of Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, Indo Occidental Symbiosis, in association with Nada Brahma Cultural Forum and Sankha Chatterjee School of Music, presents Ustad Zakir Hussain in a solo tabla recital. Harmonium accompaniment by Ajay Joglekar. February 28 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 6.30 pm: An evening of khayal and rare compositions by Amit Chaudhury.


Till March 5 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 10 am - 7 pm: Divinity Dance and Sensuality — an ensemble of photography and dance with images by Aharon Rothschild inspired by Chetna Jalan’s upcoming work, E-Mo-Ko (Who AM I).


Till February 23 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace (off Gokhale Road), #2223 9422; 10 am - 7 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Tribal Treasure, a display/demonstration of authentic tribal crafts. Till February 24 at Netaji Indoor Stadium; 10 am - 8 pm: The Association of Architects, Builders, Interior Designers and Allied Business (ABID) hosts its annual exhibition on interior designing, Interiors 2009. Till February 28 at Dakshinapan, Dhakuria; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd, presents an exhibition of wood-carvings, brass lamps, Tanjore paintings, sandalwood logs, jewellery and more. Till February 28 at 23 Raja Santosh Road, Ambika Gardens, Flat-8C, #24792697: Namrata Kanoi displays her range of footwear and designer bags.


February 23 & 24 at Nandan III, 3 pm & 6 pm; February 25 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 3 pm & 6 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents the preview of three films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Today: Naalu Pennugal (Four Women). The 6 pm screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the filmmaker. Conducted by Samik Bandyopadhyay.


February 23 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak on Shiva Mahima.


February 23 at ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Satyajit Ray Auditorium; 6 pm: An interactive session on Art and Social Change. Organised by West Bengal Civil Society Support Programme.


February 23 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 8 pm onwards: Celebration of Sri Sri Shivaratri Puja. Puja stars at 8 pm; Pratham Prahar Snan & Pushpanjali at 11 pm; Havan at 2.30 am; and distribution of Prasadam (in hand) after Mangalaratrikam.


February 24 - March 5 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 11 am - 5 pm: EZCC will host a 10-day workshop on mime with national representation. To be conducted by Niranjan Goswami. For details, call 9433327657.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph,6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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