Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company &
Beijing Dance/LDTX present
White Lotus Black Sand
April 7 & 9, 2017 China
February 27, 2017
WHITE LOTUS - BLACK SAND, a collaboration between Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company & Beijing Dance/LDTX (The Indo-Chinese Production) which took place in Kolkata in 2015 is now travelling to China, Beijing and Taiyun to complete the collaboration between the two countries.
April 9, 7pm: Xingguang Theater, Taiyuan, 95, Bingzhou East Road, Shanxi Province, China
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhythmosaic.com
In August 2014, when Rhythmosaic had been invited to perform at the Beijing Dance Festival 2014 (the first Indian Dance Company to do so), this project started with an exchange of ideas between Willy Tsao, the Artistic Director of Beijing Dance Festival, Dr. Mitul Sengupta and Shambik Ghose, Artistic Directors of Rhythmosaic-Sengupta Dance Company, and Oindrilla Dutt, Events and Arts Curator and Entrepreneur.
The production was premiered in Kolkata on 12th December 2015 – after intensive brain storming between the two companies and rehearsals over a few days – at Calcutta Club, a leading heritage club of Kolkata, with eminent personalities such as Shri C Rajasekhar, the Director General, ICCR India, present to witness the show, along with representatives from the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China.
WHITE LOTUS – BLACK SAND celebrated not only the PANCHSHEEL principles but also the 65th anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic relations between India and China and was about the relationship and cooperation between two ancient countries, based on the movement vocabularies of Kathak, Chinese and Contemporary dance forms, thus celebrating the diversity of and also the similarities and unity between both the countries.
Dr. Anita Ratnam, dancer, arts commentator and founder of dance portal Narthaki.com, witnessed the show and commented: “I did have the opportunity of watching one contemporary performance in Kolkata. On a consultation visit for the Kolkata Literary Festival 2016, I had one evening free to watch the Indian-Chinese collaboration called WHITE LOTUS – BLACK SAND between Rhythmosaic-Sengupta Dance Company and Beijing Dance /LDTX Company. Using Asian modern dance, Kathak and Western contemporary technique in action, this international dance exchange was brimming with promise. With the ‘Hindi-Cheeni Bhai Bhai’ metaphor being stretched to its limits, this show has an extended touring life ahead! Politics and art enmeshed.”
Rhythmosaic- Sengupta Dance Company, Kolkata
Rhythmosaic- Sengupta Dance Company’s artistic approach follows a distinctive philosophy in traditional discipline in movement art with a strong foundation in contemporary movement discipline from around the world. The company’s artistic ventures tries to showcase the company’s ability of randomly moving between diverse genres of movement art yet portraying as one and a unique identity which is original and organic to the company’s philosophy. The company exercises classical Kathak as its mother discipline and at the same time follows a strict conservatory training in contemporary dance technique and philosophy.
Rhythmosaic -Sengupta Dance Company is on a constant tryst of pushing the boundaries in the field of classical and contemporary movement art, but always retaining the traditional nuances yet exploring the far sighted contemporary possibilities. The Company has collaborated with artists and companies and organizations like Mr. Willy Tsao, Founder Director Beijing Dance Festival, Artistic Director Beijing Dance/LDTX, Offjazz Dance Academy France under Mr. Gianin Loringett, Artistic Director, British Council, Alliance Francaise.
The company is affiliated to ICCR for outgoing delegations, Ministry of Culture, Govt.of India and gets regular support from Alliance Francaise, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Govt of India and others.
The company has performed in places like Royal Danish Ballet Theater, Denmark, Belarus Philharmonic Society, Dancecentrum, Sweden, Abundance Dance Festival, Sweden, Beijing Dance Festival, International Dance Festival Thailand, India – Russia Meet INNOPROM, Russia, Asia Europe Meet, Indo-American Arts Council, New York along with National Festivals all over India.