SPANDAN 2015, Apr 25-May 25 – Invitation to submit your dance captures by Apr 6 for the India’s largest dance photography exhibition

SPANDAN 2014 - SPACES and CURATION

Dear Honourable Gurus, Esteemed Photographing Friends and Ever Encouraging Rasiks,

It gives me immense pleasure to invite each one of you to SPANDAN 2015, the third edition of the festival, celebrating the SPirit of DANce, paying our humble tributes to the SPAN of world DANce!

Starting on 25th of April 2015, the dance photography exhibition in the open spaces of IHC will go on for ten days. The Festival culminates with an evening that celebrates the SPIRIT OF WORLD DANCE, with a bouquet of performances SPANNING THE WORLD DANCE FORMS.

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In the LAST two editions, every year over 7000 visitors graced the exhibition and the dance evening ran a packed overflowing house at STEIN Auditoium, IHC.

Kindly check the YOUTUBE link for SPANDAN 2014 and 2013 playlists on youtube

LOOKING FORWARD to seeing you all at the exhibition and the dance evening.

HUMBLY REMAIN,

LOVE,

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan
http://www.sreeni.org

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INVITATION to SUBMIT YOUR BEST DANCE CAPTURES

LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION : April 06, 2015, 11:59pm IST

In the last edition of 2014 of SPANDAN, it was an honour to have over 35 passionate dance photographers from around the world contributing their work. We were privileged to have showcase the works of renowned guru of dance photography Sri Avinash Pasricha. We have had a few workshopts too including that of Avinash ji, curated walk by well known historian Robinson.
I look forward to having the best from around the world this year too. Kindly send your fabulous captures here.!
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Last year we have had 18 large panels, each devoted to a dance form; along with over 30 works of Avinash ji and about 80 works of our esteemed photographic friends-

INDIAN
– Dedication to Avinashji’s works
– Eight Classical forms as noted by SNA –
– Bharatanatyam,
– Kathak,
– Odissi,
– Kathakali,
– Mohiniyattam,
– Kuchipudi,
– Manipuri,
– Sattriya
– A panel on Martial art/FOLK dance forms of immense energy : Chhau, Bhangra, Garba,…
– A contemporary Dance Panel- A Panel of captures in the open spaces
– JOURNEY OF Infinity – portraying the immense years of dedicated effort in excelling in the world space

WORLD
– FAR eastern panel with Korean, Japan and Chinese forms
– BALLET from Russian and European geography
– FREE Dance from around the World and India
– LATIN / SPANISH Dance forms

———————– PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION —–

I humbly invite all DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS to submit their TWO best photographs from their captures. Let it span the dance forms from around the world.

WHERE ALL SPANDAN may GO –

in the last two years SPANDAN travelled to Kolkatta, Chennai and LONDON coinciding with various festivals of Indian DANCE and MUSIC

HOW TO and BY WHEN?

a. UPLOAD your best two in this Event Page (on FB), the RAW Format of the capture should be there with you for later purpose if selected (needed for printing large versions). Kindly give details of the capture
– Dancer
– Dance Form
– Festival, where it has been captured, with dates

b. clearly LABEL the posting as FOR SPANDAN 2015. PHOTO 1 and PHOTO 2.
If at all you have to write your name/signature on the photo, let it be very discreet on a margin

c. LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION is April 06, 11:59 pm IST

SELECTION and FOLLOW UP

d. IF Selected, will be asked to send the RAW FORMAT of the same by email.

f. THE SELECTED works will become part of a classified panel and credits will be given. This is my effort in showcasing the brilliance in the dance photography space and the contribution each one is making for furthering the cause of the dance forms.

IMPORTANT, for EXPECTATIONS –

I WISH TO MAKE THIS FESTIVAL, A FESTIVAL OF EVERY DANCE LOVER. I am investing immensely from my own pocket to showcase, hence WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY anything for your contribution, apart from making your work known to connoisseurs and lovers of dance.

I CERTAINLY WELCOME IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CORPUS TO HELP ME MAKE THIS EFFORT A GRAND SUCCESS. IF ANY ONE CAN BRING IN SPONSORS, I WILL BE DELIGHTED. SPONSORS’ LOGO AND NAME WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE VENUE OF EXHIBITION and in all publicity on social media!

I ADMIT that I MAY RECOUP the cost incurred for the exhibition displays – printing, framing, logistics of taking the exhibition around – by selling the works proactively this time. SOLD or UNSOLD, I shall intimate you.

IF any works remain unsold, and you want your work back at the end of the exhibitions, then the costs incurred, (calculated by the size and kind of prints/transportation/logistics etc) will have to be paid! It will go into a corpus for future, and encourages me to keep going on this path of promoting brilliance. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND MY SPIRIT and intention. I AM SURE YOU WILL HELP ME

LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION : April 06, 11:59pm IST

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