Submitted by Calcutta Music on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:07.
Dhroopad Bengali American Cultural Organization of greater Washington
DC presents a unique Dhroopadi Musical Evening with Aahang of India and
acclaimed Indican Classical Instrumental Sarod Artist Soumya Charaverty
of Washington DC.
The musically committed and talented 5-member Aahang team was
scheduled to perform at Bangamela2012, but unfortunately they missed
them due to delays in issuance of US visa. This team is partially
sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
When: Saturday, November 03, 2012 6:00 PM (Total 4-segment Program Length – approximately 3.5 Hours)
Where: Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Tickets: $15 (@ the gate $20), $50, $100 (Children 10 under admit free)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 571-723-1809, 571-238-9656, 571-242-7338, 571-265-7004
· ‘Anannya’ - Tagore's Unparalleled Women’ by Aahang, a group
of talented vocalists, dancer and musicians playing string, wind and
percussion instruments led by Bidisha Roy Das. It is a one-hour
production with narration in English that leaves you wanting more of the
music, dance, theatre, cinema and the poetry.
Anannya brings together Tagore's Unparalleled Women all on one
platform through live music, dance, enactment and film. Both "the
Imaginary"; Mrinmoyee, Binodini and Mrinal and "the Real": Kadambari
Devi and Victoria Ocampo.
A performance with the poetics of musicality will take audiences on a
journey into the intimate, sensitive and powerful world of these women
through carefully chosen extracts, narrated and enacted on stage, from
Tagore's seminal novels, short stories, plays and poems. The vast range
of Tagore's songs that have a strong influence of Indian classical and
folk music will find space in the visualization of the women characters
like Sucahrita, Bindodini and Charulata. The music, the dance and the
enactment will be intercut with relevant Clips from celebrated films
made on Tagore stories by filmmakers like Satyajit Ray & Rituparno
Ghosh in Teen Kanya, Charulata & Chokher Bali that bring another
dimension to the visualization of these characters.
· Classical Odissi dance recital by celebrated dancer Kavita Dwivedi
· Indian Classical / Semi-Classical Vocal recital by Geetesh
Mishra accompanied by Jagannath Roy on Tabla and Soumya K. Chakraverty
· Instrumental fusion music by Aahang
· Sarod Recital by Soumya K. Chakraverty, an acclaimed artist of
Washington DC Metro area accompanied by Jagannath Roy on Tabla
· Recitation by Natasha Dasgupta