SPANDAN : curtain raiser on Rajya Sabha TV and Complete recordings

The Curtain Raiser of SPANDAN introducing the three dancers – Nikolina, Carolina and Nitisha Nanda appeared on Rajya Sabha TV. The complete program is scheduled to come any time in the near future.

If you wish to watch, here they are, as captured by my film team –

Nikolina’s Bharatanatyam – Bho Shambho

Carolina’s Chau – Nataraja

Nitisha’s Odissi – Jayadeva’s Shiva Stuthi

Quincy Kendll Charles’ Kathak – Taal Damaar

Paola Santa Cruz’s Flamenco

Nikolina’s Ballet

Carolina’s Columbian Cumbria dance

Nitisha’s Egyptian Classical Belly dance

The first segment of the SPANDAN world dance evening had an interactive session with Eminent photographer Shri Avinash Pasricha anchored by Mrs Leela Venkataraman, eminent dance critic and Mrs Geeta Chandran, celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer.

I loved conceiving this unique festival and bringing it to you. Looking forward to bettering it every year. Kindly leave your feedback so as to help me.

Love and regards.

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SPANDAN – Celebration of Human Spirit – Sreeni’s Dance Photography Exhibition at IHC, New Delhi

Sreeni mounted 16 installations of world dance compilations as a tribute to the human spirit, in the form of dance. It is a celebration of the infinite potential every human has.

The exhibition was in the open spaces of India Habitat Centre, Lodhi road, Delhi. The 10 day exhibition attracted almost 5000 visitors; the evening of world dance on May 3rd witnessed packed stein auditorium with five brilliant dancers (Nikolina Nikoleski, Carolina Prada, Nitisha Nanda, Quincy Kendell Charles, Paola Santa Cruz) performing 8 dance forms.

The evening started with a short session as a tribute to the celebrated Dance Photographer Mr. Avinash Pasricha who was in an interaction with renowned Dance Critic Mrs Leela Venkataraman and Eminent Bharatanatyam Exponent Ms Geeta Chandran

SPANDAN – Previews and Reviews in media of Sreeni’s 10-day World Dance Festival @ IHC

SPANDAN's preview in FIRST CITY

SPANDAN’s preview in FIRST CITY

All previews and reviews being listed here for every ones benefit. My humble gratitude for all facilitators and well wishers who have made it happen. Love. Sreeni

The preview of SPANDAN, celebration of human spirit, in the form of dance appears in FIRST CITY. A 10-day festival of dance with

a. 16 large format dance photographic installations of 9ft X 9ft – all visual treats from Srinivasan Ramakrishnan 10 years of dance photography

Here is the link to my FLICKR photostream of the photographic installations of SPANDAN, that lasted 10 days

SPANDAN, Sreeni's Photo Exhbition

b. An evening of WORLD DANCE on May 3rd with three masters – Sri Avinash Pasricha, renowned dance photographer in a discussion with Eminent dance critic Mrs Leela Venkataraman and Celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer Ms Geeta Chandran

This was followed by five brilliant dancers performing eight forms in the overflowing Stein Auditorium of IHC

– Nikolina Nikoleski (Bharatanatyam and Ballet) Croatia
– Carolina Prada (Chhau and Cumbria) colombia
– Nitisha Nanda (Odissi and Belly Dancing) India
– Quincy Kendell Charles (Kathak) Trinidad and Tobago
– Flamenco Paola Santa Cruz (Flamenco) Peru

and culminated on May 5th with an evening of Drums and Music.

Here is the link to my FLICKR photostream of the evening of WORLD DANCE
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sreenivasan/sets/72157633422288722/with/8719103444/

Just a beginning. Many more to come. Thanks to all dancers, gurus in my life who have showered their blessings and, IHC and Career Launcher (CL Educate) for making it happen.

MORE PREVIEWS HERE

In The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/just-dance/article4658792.ece#

In The Indian Express
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/shake-a-leg/1109303/

On the respected website for dance anchored by Eminent dancer Ms Anita R Ratnam
http://www.narthaki.com/info/fevents.html

In business Standard
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/delhi-hosts-week-long-fest-of-global-dance-genres-113043000560_1.html

On habitat world listing
http://www.habitatworld.com/events/show_event.php?id=768&o=3&c=1&m=04&a=28&y=2013&w=1

On Priya Lasya’s blog
http://priyalasya.blogspot.in/2013/04/spandan-world-dance-day-celebrations.html

Also appeared in WHATs HOT of The Times of India

REVIEWS ARE HERE

In The Pioneer, by sri Utpal Banerjee
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/turning–the-tandava.html

In The Deccan Herald, by Ms Henna Rakheja
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/330730/confluence-dance-forms.html

In THE HINDU, by Mrs Leela Venkataraman
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/everything-thrown-in-the-mix/article4699240.ece

This whole week/month, I look forward to many more reviews. THE SUNDAY INDIAN of the next week and many many more…

Also SPANDAN appears on NDTV, DD Bharati and DD Rajya Sabha TV. Will post the links if they appear on YOUTUBE ore else where.

World Dance Day!

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Dances of India, a set on Flickr.

Wishing every one freedom and liberty, energy and enthusiasm, rhythm and music on this day of free spirited world dance day…

Paint your own canvas, Dance creating your own arena…

Have a great day!

Love,
Sreeni

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