Category Archives: 2013 Durga Puja


“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.

Robi O Nobin

Robi O Nobin is a concept which illustrates the widest range of Bengal’s cultural accumulation of music. Robi O Nobin’s music, inspired by the flow of traditions and heritage from the Himalayas, down the rivers to the Bay of Bengal, blends the sentiments of many years of hope, achievement, joy, sorrow, and love. RON’s selection of songs range from the rich treasures of Tagore, traditional Baul, Jhumoor, Bhawaiya and Bhatiali to modern genres of urban folk and films. RON’s music binds a cocoon to merge diverse feelings and surges straight from heart to heart, soul to soul.

Robi O Nobin is born out of love, affection, respect and friendship through music. The idea of exploring multi genres of music, overcoming cultural and age barriers resulted in RON – The band with a difference. Robi O Nobin consists of Irene Sarkar (vocals), Arjyesh Ray (drums), Robin Lai (violin, keyboard and sound technology), Subhashis Sen (guitar), Subhomoy Mitra (bass guitar) and Soumitra Ray (vocals & percussions). Both Soumitra Ray and Robin Lai are also associated with the Bhoomi band.

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