Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year...stepping into the glorious SILVER JUBILEE of Sapphire ...Please do go through our 4th edition of TRANCEN-DANCE: Sapphires official newsletter
Like the seven successful editions before this, INTERFACE 2016 promises to be a rich melting pot of artistes and artistic disciplines from across the world. With artistes from USA, Malaysia, and India from fields of dance, dance theatre and music there are a gamut of interesting shows, workshops, panels, seminars, campus and lane events this year that would enthrall connoisseurs, media and art lovers alike. The festival is opening in Delhi, and then continuing to Kolkata. Background : INTERFACE INTERFACE, the INTERnational Festival of Alternative and Contemporary Expressions, is the first ever international arts festival of Eastern India and only the third of the country. Seem as they may as disparate units the arts are variously shaped to fit into each other to create a meaningful cumulative experience. Sapphire attempts to create such a common yet non-mainstream platform where the arts can interact and bring to us expressions of another kind. Every two years, Sapphire throws open to the art lovers of eastern India and Kolkata in particular, this movement to bring home the tremendous and turbulent experimentation that recreates every human experience in myriad artistic forms all over the world. INTERFACE is Eastern India’s first and only international platform for contemporary expressions in the alternative arts. The festival is a major event in the cultural calendar of Kolkata covering the disciplines of dance, music, installations, painting, fashion, theatre and cinema. A variety of events are constantly being added to the festival on the lines of free events, lane events, seminars and workshops. The arts for a period of five odd days come alive to a frenzied process of exchange, learning and interaction between forms, genres, people and cultures. In an instant sensibilities and sensitivities are united, the world is bonded in art and in the love of it.
Sapphire's newest production EKONAMA premieres at Kala Mandir as on 4th June 2016. This production fuses Purulia Chau with Contemporary dance to speak abour ecology and global warming. Its a futuristic vision of diminishing fertility of Earth and womanhood when everything becomes barren. Concept & Choreography: Sudarshan Chakravorty Guest Choreographer: Dr. Se;cuk Goldere (Turkey) Music: Philip Tan (Singapore) & Debashish Sinha (Canada) Light Design: Dinesh Poddar Costume: Debaditya Das Burman Scenography: Swarup Dutta Dancers: Sapphire Company & Purulia Chau dancers Tickets @ 200/- 100/- & 50/- (3 days Advance at Hall or call 9830090527)
Celebrating Symphony of South Asia with impulses of tradition, folk and modern drawn from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India....choreographed by SUDARSHAN CHAKRAVORTY for Rotary Presidential Meet in 2016
Dr. Jacek Luminski, , Dean of National Theatre Arts Academy, Krakow and Dance Theatre Dept. Bytom, (Poland) with the students of Sapphire Dance Academy after their successful completion of ten days Residency and Annual Exam of Sapphire Contemporary Dance Intensive in the CERTIFICATION CEREMONY held in Kolkata at Satyajit Ray Auditorium at ICCR as on 28th March 2016.
11th March: Sapphire performs SYMPHONY OF SOUTH ASIA in Netaji Indoor stadium, Kolkata in the inauguration of Rotary Presidential Conference 11th March: Sapphire performs SAPPHIRESCOPE for Rotary Presidential Dinner at Taj Bengal, Kolkata 17th-27th March : International Residency with JACEK LUMINSKI (POLAND) 28th : SAPPHIRE ANNUAL GALA at ICCR, 7pm (entry free)
Excellent Coverage in Today's Calcutta Times of the #SapphireQuarterly Held at Max Mueller Bhawan on 24th September. Kudos to Choreographer Selçuk Göldere, Lights by Dinesh Poddar and Performance by Sapphire Creations Dance Company... #Lupto #One and #Emotica a brilliant outcome of our #INCRES (International Choreographer's Residency) and Sapphire Quarterly. Supported by AddLife Caring Minds & Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
With Pandit Tanmoy Bose & Guru Maya Chatterjeein Kathak JUGALBANDI (with Saumen Banerjee) & RITURANGA A Symphony of Seasons by Sapphire Creations Dance Company Concept, Direction & Choreography: Sudarshan Chakravorty Felicitation of Manik Paul Winner of India's Got Talent Student of Sapphire Dance Academy, Batch 2011-14 . 12th August’2015, 6.30pm, G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, Queens Park Rd. Ballygunje, Kolkata-19 Tickets @Rs.300/- , Rs. 150/- (Tickets available at CF80, salt lake, at GD Birla Sabhaghar from 9th aug, 1pm-5pm) You can also sms or WhatsApp name and number of tickets you need at 9830265603/9836271565 (WE WILL KEEP IN THE COUNTER ON SHOW DAY) Children below 8 not allowed.
With Pandit Tanmoy Bose & Guru Maya Chatterjee in Kathak JUGALBANDI (with Saumen Banerjee) & #RITURANGA A Symphony of Seasons by #Sapphire_Creations_Dance_Company Concept, Direction & Choreography: Sudarshan Chakravorty Felicitation of Manik Paul Winner of India's Got Talent Student of #Sapphire, Batch 2011-14 12th August’2015, 6.30pm G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, Queens Park Rd. Ballygunje, Kolkata-19 Tickets @Rs.300/- , Rs. 150/- (Tickets available at CF80, salt lake, at GD Birla Sabhaghar from 9th aug, 1pm-5pm) You can also sms or WhatsApp name and number of tickets you need at 9830265603/9836271565 (WE WILL KEEP IN THE COUNTER ON SHOW DAY) Children below 8 not allowed.