Spectacular Sitar of Anjan and Dazzling Odissi dance by Kaberi casts a magical spell on Inaugural day of Two-day special programme of Music and D ance at Randhawa Auditorium

Chandigarh-18Nov, Heralding a new era in the preservation and promotion of Hindustani classical music and dancing realms the Pracheen Kala Kendra had achieved another milestone of with celebration of diamond Jubilee year in 2016. To continue the same , Kendra is organizing a Two day programme of music and dance opened to a serene and grandiose start with a scintillating performances by Kolkata based renowned Sitar player Anjan Saha and dazzling Odissi dance exponent Kaberi Sen at the Ms. Randhawa Auditorium , Punjab Kala Bhawan here today at 6:30 pm onwards.
Anjan started his talim in Sitar at the age of Six. He matured under the strict yet caring apprenticeship of his Guru Pandit Debiprasad Chatterjee. Anjan belongs to the Maihar Gharana, Anjan has also taken talim in tabla under Prof Shankar Chowdhury.
Anjan received the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt of India, in 1992 & 1998. He is a senior grade artist for All India Radio. Anjan is an empanelled artist of ICCR. Now days Anjan is a Music teacher in Rabindra Bharati University. Anjan has composed Music extensively over the past 6 years.
A dancer of immense potential Kaberi is a combination of perseverance, intelligence, bewitching grace, rare talent and dedication. Kaberi is a devoted disciple of Guru Aloka Kanungo. She is also fortunate to attend workshops conducted by Padmabhivushana Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra and Padmabhivushana Guru Sonal Mansingh. She has been taking training in Creative Dance and Rabindrik Dance from Guru Poly Guha. She proved herself at a tender age as a child prodigy and has the rare and unique distinction of bagging First Prizes from different prestigious competitions. She has been awarded the scholarship of the Department of Tourism and Culture of the Govt of India in Odissi Dance. Kaberi has completed MA in Performing Arts with specialization in Odessa Dance with 1st class from Rabindra Bharati University. She was awarded scholarship for her extra ordinary merit.

Anjan chose Raga Yaman which is evergreen evening raga. That Anjan managed unerringly, speaks for his grooming along with his own sensitivity. The detailed alap-jod- followed by a gats in teen taal, a medium tempo and a drut (fast) composition that led to the climax of jhala, showed not only his understanding and grip over the raga, but also his command over the technique and the rhythmic virtuosity. In addition, his ear for the right swara and its tone was remarkable. Amitangshu Brahm gave him attractive accompaniment on the Tabla.

The second performer of the evening was Kaberi Sen , a talented danseuse from Kolkata. She began her recital with invocatory piece Ganesh Vandana “Vakratunda Mahakaya” followed by pure Nritta Shankarvarnam Pallavi. The movements in this item are extremely graceful and lyrical set to Ektaal. Abhinaya ang based presentation “Geet Govind” composed by Jayadev ji was her next presentation amidst thunderous applause. She concluded here recital with Nrityachhand in which she portrayed Mahisasurmardini rupa of Goddess Durga followed by Trivat.

Dr. Shobha Koser , Registrar , Pracheen Kala Kendra honored the artist.