19 May 2013

ARPAN - solo Kathak recital by Debashree Bhattacharya

Ranan and Samskritiki Shreyaskar present 'Arpan',
a solo Kathak recital by Debashree Bhattacharya

Friday, 7 June 2013
Gyan Manch

All are welcome. Call 9830015510 / 9830260206 for any further information.

"For those who believed in me through out and constantly pushed me – my guru, my parents, my family, and my very close friends,

I now believe I owe it to people to dance.  To develop my own confidence again, to explore what it is I have to offer people and try and share that through my dance.
Kathak is not limited to chakkar, footwork and Radha Krishna chedchad…. But A LOT MORE…
… not mere physical, technical skills
This realisation perhaps comes as an artist matures, and ‘Arpan’ looks Kathak through this approach."
- Debashree Bhattacharya

08 May 2013

Ankur 2013 - Call for Applications

Committed to nurturing new talents in and new audiences for Indian performing arts, Ranan initiated ‘Ankur’, an annual event for emerging talent in the Indian classical dance, in 2004. Since then we have featured young performers from Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Thrissur, Ahmedabad and elsewhere. Many have had their Calcutta debut through 'Ankur'.

‘Ankur 2013’ is scheduled for September this year in Calcutta and will form the second evening of the annual programme of Brindar - Ranan’s Kathak training wing. Applications for solo recitals in any classical dance are invited from prospective participants between the ages of 18 and 30 as on 1 July 2013. Applications will be screened by an expert committee and two selected candidates informed by early August. Established performers will not be considered.

Applications should include:
* A complete CV of the candidate with all contact details
* A VCD or DVD of not less than 20 and not more than 30 minutes duration  
   We are unable to accept video cassettes
* Two letters of recommendation, including one from the Guru / Institution
* Copy of any age proof document

Please mark applications ‘Ankur 2013’ and send to:

AA17, Sector 1
Salt Lake
Calcutta 700 064

The last date for receiving applications is 10 July 2013.
For any further information, please contact us at ranan.brindar@gmail.com

Please note:
* Ranan is unable to return any application material
* The decisions of the expert panel are final
* Live music accompaniment is mandatory for the performance