Ranan premieres
Shunya Se
Gyan Manch, 7pm
24 August 2017, Kolkata

July 30, 2017

Ranan is delighted to announce the India premiere of the re-imagined version of SHUNYA SE.

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017
Venue: Gyan Manch, 11A Pretoria Street, Kolkata - 71
Time: 7pm
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the artists.

Tickets: Rs. 500, Rs. 300, Rs. 200, Rs. 100
Box office opens at the venue on 21 August 2017 from 1pm to 7pm.
Tickets are also available on: https://allevents.in/kolkata/shunya-se-elements-of-kathak-and-the-elemental-universe/111086052853766

Shunya - Vayu - Agni - Jal – Prithvi

the five elements that resonate within the human body
the five elements that make up the universe
From the most abstract and intangible to the most concrete and tangible,
all existing together, distinct, yet closely connected.
Shunya Se discovers and extends a reflection of this specificity, multiplicity and abstraction
with and within the Kathak dance form and the Kathak informed body.
Kathak is founded on specific principles of movement and a particular conception of the performing body defined by a recognisable physical grammar. Shunya Se journeys through this grammar, attempting to simultaneously maintain, extend and challenge the assumptions it is based on. And an all-pervading pulse, a secret, sometimes silent, rhythm binds all this together – the elements of Kathak and the elemental universe – in a growing, morphing, evolving conversation created and spoken through this dancing body.

Dance, movement, design, staging, light, sound, music, costume, colour, scenography and theatricality: all these aspects together to craft a presentation both panoramic in scope and personal in experience.
How does all this emerge out of the void…?

SHUNYA SE – inspired by the five elements Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth – is one of Ranan’s early choreographic productions first produced in 2003. It made a huge splash at the time, and has since been revived several times for performances across India. In January 2016, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations invited Ranan to tour this production to Lebanon with a series of four performances. The production was completely re-imagined with fresh, updated choreography, new music, new costumes and lighting design. The performances were received with standing ovations from the audience and high praise from the Indian Ambassador to Lebanon. The piece is conceived and choreographed by Vikram Iyengar, a recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from the national Sangeet Natak Akademi for his work in contemporary dance.

Choreography: Vikram Iyengar
Co-choreographers: Debashree Bhattacharya and Sohini Debnath
Performers: Debashree, Vikram, Sohini, Rhea, Samila
Original Music: Subhagata Singha and Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Lighting Design: Sudip Sanyal
Costume and Stage Design: Katy Lai Roy
Costume Execution: Dana Roy, Jayati Chakraborty, Anindita Santra, Rhea Dawn, Amlan Chaudhuri
Production: Amlan Chaudhuri
Administration: Jayati Chakraborty
Press Liaison: Rhea Dawn
Photographs: Anubha Fatehpuria and Sankha
Publicity Design: Vikram Iyengar, Debosmita Pal Roychoudhury

Shunya se promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID5nVk4YXpE

Info: rananindia@gmail.com / https://vikramiyengar.in/portfolio/shunya-se/