Event: 50th Nupur Beje Jai: A 2 day Festival of Dances and Workshops
Place: Bangladesh National Museum
Date & Time : May 29 at 9 AM to May 30 at 12 PM
DAY # 1
Kathak: Solo by Ashimbandhu Bhattacharya followed by 'Pratibimba' by Ashimbandhu's Upasana Center for Dance.
Ashim Bandhu Bhattacharya is a name to reckon with in the field of Kathak in Kolkata. Apractitioner of the dance form for the last four decades, which included performing at various prestigious platforms within and outside the country, Ashim Bandhu is adept at both the Lucknow and Jaipur gharana of Kathak. He has honed his skills from Pandit Ram Gopal Mishra, Pandit Vijay Shankar and also Pandit Birju Maharaj.
In an interview, Ashim Bandhu talks about the Kathak scene in Kolkata, his life in the dance form and more.
He feels, “The Kathak scene in Kolkata has reached a peak as dancers no longer present only the learnt material. Choreographers and teachers have dedicated themselves to the development and popularisation of the art form.”
DAY # 2
Contemporary Dance by Kathleen Weitz; Contemporary Solos by Abu Nyeem and Bharatanatyam by Kolpotoru.