Introducing Manini Mukhopadhyay

Obhi has already introduced one of our two guest singers for The Story of Gitanjali – Sayan Bandyopadhyay. Now it is time for me to introduce the other: Manini Mukhopadhyay. I

Practical arrangements

Whenever I have had to travel for a performance, someone else has taken care of the travel and accommodation arrangements for us. As a result, I have had a lot

Getting ready for the premiere … and Indian dance vs sport?

Today, I placed the print order for the final version of the poster I introduced in my previous post. Obhi and our designer, Debangana Banerjee, thought that my name should

A poster for the premiere of Chitrangada

Here is the latest version of the poster for the charity gala premiere of Chitrangada in Brussels on Sunday, 23 September. It was designed by Obhi with advice from Debangana Banerjee, who

Translating Chitrangada into different languages

In my previous post, I included the English trailer for Chitrangada. Here is the Spanish version of it: And here is the French version: For Shyama, the first film we made

Introducing Chitrangada to a global audience

First of all, let me introduce this 36-second introductory trailer for our film version of Chitrangada, which was designed by our friend Enrique Nicanor and Obhi: As you’ll see, the trailer

In the meanwhile …

It has been a long time since my last post! In the meanwhile, I performed the role of Shyama in a production in India, I performed Shyama in Egypt with my team from Santiniketan

Expressionist dance

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Timelike dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore, 1915 (from The Gardener – poem 45) When I was a child

Dance – a dynamic sculpture

Poupée (Tagore’s adopted grand-daughter, aged 2.5) tries to speak to me with the whole of her body. Meeting me on the boat, she expressed her delight in the form of

A beginning

Thou hast made me known to friends whom I knew not.Thou hast given me seats in homes not my own.Thou hast brought the distant near and made a brother of