Monthly Archives: August 2013


“Tathai” Presents “Shapmochon”

“Shapmochon”, another masterpiece from Rabindra-nath Tagore makes us rethink the real meaning of beauty.

Ms. Tania Chandra and her group “Tathai” has taken the masterpiece to a different level with their dazzling performance leaving the audience speechless.

Being a trained “Bharat Natyam”, “Rabindra Nritya” and “Kaththak” dancer, Tania choreographed “Shapmochon” with a perfect blend of classical and contemporary dance retaining Tagore’s original flavor of a dance-drama. As a talented dancer and promising choreographer, she opened her imagination to bring “Shapmochon” to life. With a group of 12 highly talented & motivated dancers, she makes sure that it remains an unforgettable experience for the Audience.

Nilanjana Banerjee

Nilanjana was initiated into dance at an early age by the renowned Odissi revivalist Guru Mayadhar Raut of Delhi. She holds a Diploma in performing arts. Her solo debut was at an Indian community event at Hartford, Connecticut. In India, she performed at various youth cultural festivals. For a few years, she learnt Bharatnatyam from Guru Smt. Vasanti Subramanium at the Bhatkhande Hindustani Sangeet Mahavidyalaya. She further trained with Guru Smt. Mitra Purkayastha, artistic director of Rhythms of dance and music, New Jersey. Smt. Mitra being an accomplished dancer-choreographer herself was able to enhance Nilanjana’s dance skills. Her guidance and encouragement proved a major turning point in Nilanjana’s life. She seeks her Guru’s blessings in all her endeavours. Nilanjana strictly adheres to Guru Padmashree Murlidhar Maji’s gharana. For more information, click here.

2013 Durga Puja

ICC Garden State will celebrate the 2013 Durga Puja on October 5th and 6th. The event will also include Puja Bhog and Dinner on both days as well as a packed Cultural program with artists from India as well as from locally, including ICC Members. Read more