Timeout 29-04-2008

Celebration of dance

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 29.04.08
Celebration of dance
Commemorating the the birthday of dance reformer Jean-Goerges Noverre, April 29 is celebrated every year as International Dance Day. In the city, the celebrations for this year are being jointly hosted by West Bengal Dance Group Federation and West Bengal State Music Academy, with active support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. To mark the occasion, two contemporary dance workshops have already begun on April 20, in which young dancers from all over West Bengal are working under the guidance of choreographer Leng Poh Gee of Malaysia. To be inaugurated by well-known choreographers and dignitaries, the day-long celebrations slated for today will showcase scintillating dance presentations by a multitude of dance groups. The morning session (10 am - 1 pm) will commence with Remembering Sachin Shankar and Remembering Narendra Sharma, two short films, followed by choreographic presentations by various groups. The afternoon session (4 pm - 5 pm) features folk dances by a Santhal performing troupe and a Purulia Chhau dance troupe. The evening’s programme (6 pm - 9 pm) includes felicitation to Leng Poh Gee, two presentations by the participants of the workshops conducted by him and performances by dance groups.

Event: International Dance Day celebrations When: Today; 10 am onwards (day-long) Where: Rabindra Sadan


April 29 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 6 pm: Sirsendu Mukhopadhyay and Rusi B. Rustomjee will inaugurate an exhibition of recent paintings by Subrata Chowdhury. The show will be on till May 3 between 4 pm and 8 pm. April 29 - May 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: The fifth group exhibition of Trayee, a group of young artists. Participants: Soumya K. Chakraborty, Supriya Polley, Sukanta Bakshi, Mrinmoy Mondal, Chanchal Khan, Chandan Bhowmick and Shivkumar R. Pundkar. Till April 30 at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #2464 2617; 2 pm - 7 pm: Kabi Birendra Chattopadhyay Smaran Committee and Akar Prakar present Afuranto Jibaner Michhil (unending procession of life), an exhibition of paintings by eminent artists inspired by the poetry of Birendra Chattopadhyay. Till April 30 at Akashdeep Apartment, 5 Little Rawdon Street, 2nd floor; 11 am - 6 pm: Beyond Borders, an exhibition featuring works of well-known artists from India and Pakistan. Participating artists: Sunil Das, Shipra Bhattacharya, Partha Pratim Das and Shuvaprasanna from India, and Khalid Mohammad, Arif Khan and Asad Farudi from Pakistan. Organised by Mystic Inspiration. Till April 30 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #24636731/32; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by S. Pranam Singh, Sudhangsu Bandyopadhyay and V. Nagdas. Till April 30 at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Juxtaposed — an exhibition of paintings featuring the works of Abesh Bivore Mitra, Atanu Bhattacharya and Partha Dasgupta. Till May 2 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 3 pm - 7.30 pm: On cloud nine as it is: An exhibition of drawings and video by Uma Roy. Till May 3 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, #3052 3243; 3 pm - 7 pm: Staring Inscriptions, featuring art works by Jayanta Naskar, Lina Ghosh, Maneswar Brahma, Paula Sengupta, Pinaki Barua, Rajen Mondal, Romendra Nath Kasthya, Sabita Pegu, Samita Nag, Siddhartha Ghosh, Som Sankar Roy and Srikant Paul. Till May 3 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #24604246; 11 am - 7 pm: Visual Rhapsody, an exhibition of paintings by contemporary Bengal artists. Showcasing the works of Paritosh Sen, Suhas Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, Parthapratim Deb, Ashok Bhowmik, Tapas Konar, Samir Aich, Manoj Dutta, Prabhat Basu, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Atanu Bhattacharya, Chhatrapati Dutta, Abheshbivore Mitra, Atin Basak, Prabal Roy, Prasun Ghosh, Suman Roy, Partha Dasgupta, Debasish Manna, Tanup Nath, Sk. Sahajahan, Debashish Barui, Rejesh Deb, Sandip Roy and others. Till May 5 (except Sunday) at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: Shizen, an exhibition of recent paintings by Prabir Sen, Krishnendu Chaki and Nilanjan Banerjee. Till May 5 at Gallery with Difference, Avishek Point, 2nd floor, 152 S.P. Mukherjee Road: Black and White Lines, an exhibition of paintings by Nabyendu Chatterjee. Till May 9 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: Figurative Expressions, an exhibition of the works by Kamalaksha Gangopadhyay, Sanatan Dinda, Subrata Pal, Shyamal Mukherjee, Prakash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Gourango Beshai, Bratin Khan and Ramananda Bandyopadhyay. Till May 10 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: The Street, an exhibition of paintings by Yusuf Arrakel. Till May 15 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street, #2229 3886; 2 pm - 7.30 pm: Endless Resonances — an exhibition of recent paintings by Ajay De, Amit Bhar, Ashish Gupta, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Arpan Bhowmick, Arunabha Karmakar, Bhagat Singh, Bratin Khan, Dewashish Mukherjee, Dhananjay Mukherjee, Dipankar Chanda, Gautam Mukherjee, Gosto Kumar, Hari Sadhan Dey, Harish Kumar, Jyotirmoy Ash, Jiban Biswas, K. Salve, Nitya Kundu, Nishit Dey, Priyanka Gupta, Prithvi Soni, Pulak Ghosh, Rajesh R, Saptarshi Naskar, Sanatan Dinda, Sangita Pathak, Shyamal Mukherjee, Shubhamita Dinda, Sekhar Roy, Subhendu Kumar Porel, Sukanta Das, Subrata Das, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sudip Roy and T. Vaikuntham. Till May 17 (weekdays) at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Stretch of Imagination: A show of exclusive artworks by 30 well-known artists. Till May 25 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942/43; 2 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of the works by Somnath Hore.


April 29 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents Gardish, a play in Hindi, directed by Avinash Gupta. April 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sanglap Kolkata presents Aabartan. Drama & direction: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay. April 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajnatrik presents Ksharan. Till May 4 at Purbashree, EZCC, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: Dishari Natyotsav 2008, hosted by Disahri in collaboration with EZCC. Today: Agnijal, produced by Purba Paschim and directed by Bibhas Chakraborty. May 4 at Sujata Sadan; 6.30 pm: Kasba Uttaran will stage Bhalo Thaka. Dir: Sujit Ghosh.


April 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: In memory of Ranjabati Sircar, Dancers’ Guild presents a choreographic revival of Gangavataran. Also, Rabindrasangeet by Indira Shilpigosthi. Inaugural dance by Dancers’ Guild. May 4 at Rabindra Sadan; 5 pm: On the occasion of its foundation day, Bhavna Records & Cassettes presents Kavi Pranam, an evening of Tagore songs by various artistes.


April 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Sitanath Goswami will speak in Bengali on Panchadashi. April 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. April 29 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 6.30 pm: Joy Goswami will deliver the 2nd Indira Devi Chowdhurani Memorial Lecture. April 29 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Mayer Katha. April 29 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Nripendranath Dutta will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita.


April 29 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Eisenstein Cine Club presents Asian Film World: Fame In - Fade Out. Featuring Mulavar (Dir: Mahesh Thattathil) and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Dir: Kim Ki Duk).


Till April 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: The 20th Tokyo International Photographic Group Exhibition. Till April 30 at The Palladian Lounge, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, 6 N.S. Road; 10 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of photographs taken by Rashi Goenka. Theme: Alternative Process. Till May 3 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers, 2nd floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of photographs, Calcutta: Chitpur Road and Neighbourhoods. Results of the Kolkata Heritage Photo Project executed in November 2006 by Peter Bialobrzeski and 21 of his photography students from University of Arts Bremen. Hosted by Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan and Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA).


April 29 at Janhabi Centre for Performing Arts, A7 New Gari Housing Cooperative Society, near Garia railway station; 5 pm - 7 pm: Janhabi Centre for Performing Arts celebrates International Dance Day with performances by Prarthana, Sariful and Madhuboni Chatterjee with her students of Janhabi and Prayasam, a civil society organisation working with underprivileged children. April 29 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Sanved and World Dance Alliance (West Bengal), in collaboration with EZCC, present Dance in Outreach, focussing on the role of dance in changing the lives of the disadvantaged strata of society by moving beyond performance in mainstream creative outlets. Featuring work by young therapists/ choreographers/ dancers of Kolkata Sanved; Priti Patel’s long-standing work with cerebral palsy patients; Alokananda Roy’s work with inmates of correctional homes; and Suman Sarawgi’s work with the hearing impaired.


May 1 at British Council; 5.30 pm - 8 pm: Management seminar on Craft your CV. The seminar is for students and young corporate executives. Through interactive discussions, participants will focus on understanding how to present their skills and strengths through their CVs and helping them to approach the job market. For registrations, call 4007-4329 or write to manish.gupta@in.britishcouncil.orgAll 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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