Mahmood Farooqui, Anusha Rizvi and Danish Hussain visited Calcutta for the first time with their acclaimed rendition of Dastangoi on Sunday, 12 September 2010. Their presentation formed the concluding evening of The New Festival at The Park Hotel.
The following afternoon, Ranan hosted the trio in an informal adda on their discoveries and experiences with Dastangoi. They talked about the history of the form and its present day situation, and answered several questions which their performance of the night before had thrown up.
Loved the Dastangoi session. The informality of the space and the event will draw me back to the Ranan space in future too.
It was really nice and interesting. Informative as well. I have got some very interesting insights into this ancient Islamic art of storytelling.
Brindar - Ranan's Kathak training wing - presents its students in their annual programme on 9 September 2010 at Gyan Manch, Calcutta. The following day we present ‘Ankur’, Ranan’s 6-year old national platform for emerging talent in classical dance. In effect, the two days exemplify a journey: learning the craft of dance to young dancers who stand on the threshold of their careers.
Thursday, 9 September 2010:
Conceived, choreographed and conducted by Debahree Bhattacharya. Performed by Brindar students
Friday, 10 September 2010:
Short Kathak solo by a Debosmita Roychoudhury, senior Brindar student
Kathak by Somdatta Banerjee, Kolkata - disciple of Smt. Rani Karnaa
Kuchipudi by Prateeksha Kashi, Bangalore - disciple of Smt. Vyjaiyanthi Kashi
The two day event will also showcase an exhibition pertaining to the performance created by Brindar students.
All are welcome to both these events
Contacts: 9830673030 / 9831256730 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This two-day programme is supported by
* Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi
* Open Doors Event Management, Calcutta
* Uma Baleshwar Charitable Trust, Patna