Tuesday, April 29, 2008

World Dance Day, 2008 celebrations across India

Celebration of dance
Commemorating the the birthday of dance reformer Jean-Goerges Noverre, April 29 is celebrated every year as International Dance Day. In the city, the celebrations for this year are being jointly hosted by West Bengal Dance Group Federation and West Bengal State Music Academy, with active support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. To mark the occasion, two contemporary dance workshops have already begun on April 20, in which young dancers from all over West Bengal are working under the guidance of choreographer Leng Poh Gee of Malaysia. To be inaugurated by well-known choreographers and dignitaries, the day-long celebrations slated for today will showcase scintillating dance presentations by a multitude of dance groups. The morning session (10 am - 1 pm) will commence with Remembering Sachin Shankar and Remembering Narendra Sharma, two short films, followed by choreographic presentations by various groups. The afternoon session (4 pm - 5 pm) features folk dances by a Santhal performing troupe and a Purulia Chhau dance troupe. The evening’s programme (6 pm - 9 pm) includes felicitation to Leng Poh Gee, two presentations by the participants of the workshops conducted by him and performances by dance groups.
Event: International Dance Day celebrations When: Today; 10 am onwards (day-long) Where: Rabindra Sadan

WORLD DANCE DAY April 29 at Janhabi Centre for Performing Arts, A7 New Gari Housing Cooperative Society, near Garia railway station; 5 pm - 7 pm: Janhabi Centre for Performing Arts celebrates International Dance Day with performances by Prarthana, Sariful and Madhuboni Chatterjee with her students of Janhabi and Prayasam, a civil society organisation working with underprivileged children. April 29 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Sanved and World Dance Alliance (West Bengal), in collaboration with EZCC, present Dance in Outreach, focussing on the role of dance in changing the lives of the disadvantaged strata of society by moving beyond performance in mainstream creative outlets. Featuring work by young therapists/ choreographers/ dancers of Kolkata Sanved; Priti Patel’s long-standing work with cerebral palsy patients; Alokananda Roy’s work with inmates of correctional homes; and Suman Sarawgi’s work with the hearing impaired. The Telegraph, Front Page > Calcutta > Timeout Tuesday , April 29 , 2008

Tamil Isai Sangam: Bharatanatyam by N. Monica, Raja Muthiah Mandram, 6.30 p.m.
Yadharthaa: 30th anniversary and World Dance Day celebration, Madurai Kamaraj-Manonmaniam Sundaranar-Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers’ Association, 6 Kakathoppu Street, 6.15 p.m. In Madurai Today Engagements - The Hindu Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008

Amma Arts & Cultural Academy: International Dance Day function, Hanumantharaya Grandhalayam, Gandhinagar, 6.30 p.m. onwards. In Vijayawada Today Engagements - The Hindu Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008

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