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TRIDHARA

“TRIDHARA”- Three styles of Odissi dance through Tagore’s songs. Odissi exponent Rajib Bhattacharya, trained in three important styles of Odissi dance, ventures to pay tribute to three doyens through choreography based on Tagore’s songs. “TRIDHARA”- is the confluence of three rivers as they merge with the ocean .

Guru Pankaj Charan Das was the master of the Mahari style of Odissi dance, essentially the fIeld of specialization for the devadasis of the yesteryears. Mahari dance dedicates all presentations to Lord Jagannath through lasya (soft and delicate feminine aspect)centric movements and postures.

“Prathama adi taba shakti” is Tagore’s ode to the supreme being and the first dance of “Tridhara”, choreographed in the Mahari style.

“Esho shayamala sundara”-This song of Tagore invocates and celebrates monsoon .The legendary artist Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra was deeply influenced by nature while evolving his style of Odissi dance.The second item of “TRIDHARA”- has been choreographed according to his style.

Guru Debaprasad Das based his style largely an taandva (vigour and strength or male aspect)expressed thrugh rhythm and nuances of words and their sound (sabda swar pato). Tagore’s song “Bhango, baandh bhenge dao” is popular for its bold expressions and strong rhythmic patterns.

With this song in the background, a group of male dancers perform to showcase this style of Odissi dance.

“Vipula taranga re”,a brahmasangeet composed by Tagore is unique in its poetic expression of the marvels of creation. The rhythm and melody of the song convey a deep sense of admiration for creation as an event.

The conclusion item of “TRIDHARA”- is appropriately based on this song where the three styles of Odissi dance are explored simultaneously in all their Grandeur.

HEY MOR DEVOTA

This is a tribute and homage to Rabindranath Tagore for the completion of 100 years of Gitanjali and Padmabibhushan Guru Sri Kelucharan Mahapatra on his 10th death anniversary.Guruji(Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra) has always been an inspiration for me, his observation, thinking has always been a part of our life. His inspiration has led me to complete this dance composition. I have composed “HEY MOR DEVOTA”,depicting Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra’s style of Odissi Dance.It is a perfect blend of the thoughts of Vedas, the Upanishad with Gitanjali which will be presented through Classical Odissi dance along with music and poetry.

RABI KAREY VIVEK JYOTI

Srijan Chhanda’s new production of this year “Rabi Kare Vivek jyoti” choreographed by Guru Rajib Bhattacharya is an inspiration to save the present young generation from the clutch of the consistent social erosion by Tagore’s outstanding creations blended with spiritualism and sense of values of Swami Vivekananda, another rare gem of Bengal through a unique dance form. A spell of spiritualisation based on the Vedas and Upanishads can take us away from the stress of daily life and unite our soul with the Almighty enabling us to inculcate the necessary discipline. This dance piece also includes the dedication necessary to achieve the desired goal of life through this unique presentation involving a number of upcoming young talents. Our sincere efforts are also to propagate and popularize our Indian classical and cultural glory across all corners of our country as well as of the global horizons.

STHAPATYA ANGABHILASH

Odra nrutya or Odishi dance has been revealed from the ‘Kaishiki vritti’ drecribed by Bharatamuni in Natyasastra. This pure dance piece depicts the Tandava and lasya aspects through the intricate rhythmic patterns and the gamakas of the melodious raga. The grace, charm and fluid quality of this composition is punctuated by stylized poses of temple sculpture.

Raga: Emon Taal: Aditaal
Music composition: Shri Debasish Sarkar
Dance choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya
BARSHABHISAR

A part of the production ‘Tridhara’. As we know that ‘Barsha’ of the ‘rain’ is depicted as the queen of all the season. The vibrant aspects of the clouds…the dark and the lighter shades of the nature gives a tune to the people’s mind. On the other side, the animals enjoy the green.Guruji has always been an inspiration for sll of us. His observation, thinking has always been a part of our life. Keeping the technique and the gaits in mind, his inspiration has led me to complete this composition.

Raga: Desh Taal: Ekataali
Music: Guru Ratikant Mohapatra
Dance choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya
NIRVANA……..‘reintegration with the absolute’

This piece has been extolled from the verses of the poet Bramhananda’s ‘Bhajanmala’. The aadi shakti or Godess Durga represents the power of the Supreme being that preserves the moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called the Divine Mother, protects mankind from the evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger and ego. She is the oneself of Brahma or the Universe. She leads the birth cycle of all living creatures.

Raga: Durga Taal: Adi
Music: Shri Debashis Sarkar
Dance choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya
 
 
Rabi Kare Vivekjyoti
Srijan Chhanda’s new production of this year “Rabi Kare Vivekjyoti” choreographed by Guru Rajib Bhattacharya is an inspiration to save the present young generation from the clutch of the consistent social erosion by Tagore’s outstanding creations blended with spiritualism and sense of values of Swami Vivekananda, another rare gem of Bengal through a unique dance form. A spell of spiritualisation based on the Vedas and Upanishads can take us away from the stress of daily life and unite our soul with the Almighty enabling us to inculcate the necessary discipline. This dance piece also includes the dedication necessary to achieve the desired goal of life through this unique presentation involving a number of upcoming young talents. Our sincere efforts are also to propagate and popularise our Indian classical and cultural glory across all corners of our country as well as of the global horizons.

CONCEPT AND DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: Shri Rajib Bhattacharya

SCRIPT AND NARRATION: Smt. Shima Mukhopadhyay

MUSIC ARRANGEMENT: Suman Sarkar

MARDALA: Guru Ratikanta Mahapatra

COMPARE: Smt. Koushiki Bondyopadhyay

DANCERS: Trisha Das, Shayoree Mukherjee, Ranjabali Dey, Neeladyuti Choudhury, Ramtyani Mitra, Sraboita Sarkar, Debdatta Manna, Afrin Hossein, Soumen Kundu, Surajit BIswas and Shri Rajib Bhattacharya.

SINGERS: Shirsha Roy and Dona Das Sarkar.

NARRATOR: Jayanta Mitra, Jagannath and Anuoam Dhar

LIGHT: Shyamal Das

SOUND: Hashi Panchal

VIDEOGRAPHICS: Ashok Banik

 

The Repertory group of Srijan Chhanda has performed in the following prestigious festivals across India:-
•    Maihar Festival at Maihar
•    Maha Mrityunjay Mahotsav,Varanasi
•    Program organized by EZCC
•    ISKCON, Mayapur
•    Odissi Dancer’s Forum, Kolkata
•    Prestigious program at Guwahati
•    IIC, Delhi
•    ICCR, Delhi
•    IIT Kharagpur
•    Festivals at Jaipur and Kanpur
•    Sisir Utsav by EZCC
•    Sishu Kishore Utsav by Govt. of WB
•    Programs at Udaypur and Nasik by WZCC
•    Shal Mahul Festival, Jhargram
•    Dance Festival at Palakkad, Kerala
•    Baba Allaudin Khan Sangeet Samaroh, MP
•    Uday Shankar Dance Festival, WB
•    Baisakhi Festival, Odisha
•    Samsmaranam, Odisha
•    International Odissi Dance Festival, Odisha
•    Kavipakshya, by WB govt.
CONTACT
Rajib Bhattacharya (SRIJAN CHHANDA)
67, Tollygunge road, Kolkata-700033
033-24244321, 9831121261
Email: rajib6burai@yahoo.co.in
Web: www.rajibodissi.com

 

VISHNU VANDANA

This marks the entrance of the dancer on stage in the Odissi style. The dancer invokes the blessings of Lord Jagannath for an auspicious beginning. Then the dancer offers salutation the mother earth, the teacher, the accompanist and to the audience. Then follows a prayer to Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Being.I bow to Lord Vishnu, the master of the universe, who is ever peaceful, who reclines on the great serpent bed, from whose navel springs the lotus of the creative power, who supports the entire universe, who is all pervading as the sky, who is dark like the clouds and has a beautiful form;  the lord of Laxmi, the lotus-eyed one, whom the Yogis are able to perceive through meditation, He, who is the destroyer of Samsar.

Raga: Gurjari Todi  Taal: Ekatali and Triputa

Music: Shri Bijay kr. Jena

Choreography: Guru Ratikant Mohapatra

STHAPATYA ANGABHILASH

Odra nrutya or Odishi dance has been revealed from the ‘Kaishiki vritti’ drecribed by Bharatamuni in Natyasastra. This pure dance piece depicts the Tandava and lasya aspects through the intricate rhythmic patterns and the gamakas of the melodious raga. The grace, charm and fluid quality of this composition is punctuated by stylized poses of temple sculpture.

 Raga: Emon      Taal: Aditaal.

Music composition: Shri Debasish Sarkar

Dance choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya

 

BARSHABHISAR

A part of the production ‘Tridhara’. As we know that ‘Barsha’ of the ‘rain’ is depicted as the queen of all the season. The vibrant aspects of the clouds…the dark and the lighter shades of the nature gives a tune to the people’s mind. On the other side, the animals enjoy the green.Guruji has always been an inspiration for sll of us. His observation, thinking has always been a part of our life. Keeping the technique and the gaits in mind, his inspiration has led me to complete this composition.

raga: Desh   Taal: Ekataali

Music: Guru Ratikant Mohapatra

Dance choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya

NIRVANA……..‘reintegration with the absolute’

This piece has been extold from the verses of the poet Bramhananda’s ‘Bhajanmala’. The aadi sakti or Godesss Durga represents the power of the Supreme being that preserves the moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or place that is protected and thus difficult to reache. Durga, also called the Divine Mother, protects mankind from the evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger and ego. She is the oneself of Brahma or the Universe. She leads the birth cycle of all living creatures.

 raag: Durga   Taal: Adi

Music: Shri Debashis Sarkar

Choreography: Rajib Bhattacharya