Niravadhi is inspired by the harmony that exists in nature in relation to the extraordinary role that Sound and Silence play in our lives. This production is an attempt to identify the noise within us as well as the tremendous life energy, the still point, that lies deep inside us.
Concept & Choreography – Debashree Bhattacharya
Premiered in Kolkata on April 9,2019 at Gyan Manch.
Niravadhi has received excellent responses from both audience & media alike.
Press on Niravadhi-
” Niravadhi ” is a rich and nuanced work that questions the human inability to preclude dischord in the outer world in order to focus on the essential harmony contained inside.” The Telegraph June 2019
Bhattacharya’s grip on visual design in her first comprehensive choreographic work is stunning. The Telegraph June 2019
Sharp angles often fragment the dancers’ lines as they arrange and rearrange themselves in a fascinating series of geometric tableaux, fast swirls of fluid movement and precise pirouettes. By Kathakali Jana The Telegraph June 2019
The strength of the production was its free flowing stream like format to depict an abstract and serious concept. The depth of the concept did not overpower the choreography and made it ascetoric. Rather it conveyed the theme in a lucid manner. Here lies the excellence of the choreographic visualisation. Sharmila Basu Thakur Narthaki.com April 18 2019
Seven dancers moved around the stage with precise movements, crisp chakkars and clear understanding of the art form. This dance presentation was all about the perfect visualisation of an absolute abstract theme and good team work. Narthaki .com Sharmila Basu Thakur April 18 2019
Sanjog is celebrating an artistic journey, a long term relationship between two Kathak dancers …friends…colleagues- Debashree & Sohini …the bond they share with their Guru ..and their relationship with Dance…
It is a search and exploration of the artistic self and the Kathak form. An attempt …a discovery of Kathak infused with depth, richness, elegance, dignity and contemplative beauty which is so unique to Padmashree Smt. Rani Karnaa’s sensibility of kathak.
Sanjog comprises of a series of duets, trios and group compositions based on traditional, innovative and experimental kathak dance pieces embracing a variety of music genres.
Co-choreographed with Vikram Iyengar : Prathama, Shunya Se, Rangeeniyan, Chitra, Return