OPENING CEREMONY OF NABC 2019

 

Amader Ei Jibano Gaan – The story of our life - is an audiovisual extravaganza delineating the journey of ours – the Bengali Americans.  This musical is of one hour duration and it depicts the story of our various experiences of life thru growing up in Bengali culture in India, followed by migrating and settling down in USA and maintaining our appreciation towards our unique Bengali culture as a Bengali American.

The story unfolds with the character of a Bengali young girl named Rini who listens to Bengali lullaby and folklores which are uniquely associated with Bengali culture. She then grows up in India experiencing various culturally unique milestones of Bengali life style.  Eventually she migrates to USA and goes thru her experience of settling down in a new world and yet retaining her cultural identity. As she matures – she reflects on her life, her appreciation of her cultural root and her existence as a Bengali American.

The entire story will be portrayed with various dance forms of Bengali/Indian tradition. Sapphire group will perform many of these dances as an individual group and also as the lead dancers of a group of about 50 local first and second generation Bengali Americans.  The performances will include various dance forms that are unique to Bengali culture. The performance will bring back our nostalgia for Bengal, and our appreciation toward our reach and unique cultural heritage.

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Performance By Sapphire Dance Group at NABC Kick-Off meeting in Kolkata on Jan 15th 2019

 

Participants

Arpan Dance Academy Dancers
Adrita Pal
Akshita Pal
Anahi Sahoo
Ayati Jain
Bedanshi Sahu
Jiyon Banerjee
Roshni Das
Shrishti Ghosh
Tanya Ravindran

Junior Dancers
Debika Biswas
Anika Dasgupta
Lucia Sinha
Shreya Talukder
Raina Leela David
Shubhangini Chakraborty
Ritisha Burman
Sannidhi Gupta
Shriyadita De
Srija Sarkar
Srijani Chakraborty


Senior Dancers
Akanksh Sahu
Ishan Saha
Jishna Ganguly
Mona Chatterjee
Mousumi Burman
Prapti Muhuri
Samhita Sengupta
Sanchari Ghosh
Serena Rozario
Silas Rozario
Subhashis Chatterjee
Suranjana Goswami
Sukriti Ghosh
Tiasha Bera


Saphire Dancers
Ankita Duttagupta
Avishek Mitra
Koushik Das
Paramita Saha
Pintu Das
Saumen Banerjee


Capitol Tap Dancers
Callie Baker
Caitlyn Holland
Ja'Nai Redd
Jessyka Bagdon
Katharine Manor
Katrina Schmidt
Laura Hutchinson
Max Heimowitz
Miles Brown
Sam Heimowitz
Vivienne Gibbs
Zoe Kilbourne


Floor Dance Performers
Aditi Sadia Rahman
Anubrata Chowdhury
Anutosh Saha
Bithi Mukherjee
Chhanda Das
Debasish Biswas
Debasri Mitra
Faisal Quader
Ipsita Mookherji
Madhumita Sircar
Mandira Sircar
Mitali Chatterjee
Moumita Gupta
Namita Kundu
Nazia Nawshad Shaon
Paramita Biswas
Pramita Chatterjee
Rajdeep Bhaduri
Rashmi Dasgupta
Rita Basu
Roma Gupta
Sangita Banerjee
Sanchita Ghosh
Sanhita Mukherjee
Shamima Zaman
Souparna Chakravarty
Tapas Makar
Tapati Das


Actors/Actresses
Abjini Chatterjee
Aditi Bhattacharya
Arun Noel Victor
Archana Bandyopadhyay
Angana Majumdar
Dipannita Dutta
Kamanashis Chakrabarty
Kausik Ray
Kumkum Banerjee
Maitreyi Chattopadhyay
Mrinal Chakraborty
Prabal Bandyopadhyay
Pramit Das
Prapti Muhuri
Rashmita Dasgupta
Ratanchur Sarkar
Saheli Pal
Samir Chakrabarti
Sangeeta Chakravartti
Sanhita Mukherjee
Shantanu Bagchi
Shatabdi Das
Shibani Dutta
Shila Ray
Sikhindra Mitra
Sima Chakraborty
Somesh Chatterjee
Soumyajit Rakshit
Subhra Ghosh
Sujoy Lahiri
Swati Sil
Swati Sinha
Tania David Mukherjee
Tapash Ghosh


Stage Management/ Costumes/Props
Abhijit Dasgupta
Arunima Ghosh
Amrita Dey Paul
Balaka Biswas
Debalina Ray
Debanjan Goswami
Dipali Sinha
Moumita Gupta
Nabarun Chakraborty
Nabendu Pore
Prasenjit Kundu
Rashmi Dasgupta
Shampa Basu
Shibani Dutta
Shreoshi Sarkar
Shukla Biswas
Shukla Muhuri
Sreedatta Banerjee
Subarna Chatterjee Thakur
Suranjana Goswami
Swapan Sinha
Soumitra Das
Soumya De
Tania De


Group Coordinators
Concept: Biswajit Sen
Planning: Nandita Dasgupta
Production: Monoj Sircar
Convener: Sanhita Mukherjee
Convener: Nabendu Pore
Acting Direction: Dibyendu Paul
Choreography: Sudarshan Chakraborty
Arpan's Choreography: Bratati Saha
Dance Coordinator: Mishka Mukherjee
Dance Coordinator: Tania Chatterjee
Dance Coordinator: Sanchari Ghosh
Dance Coordinator: Subarna Chatterjee Thakur
Dance Coordinator: Suranjana Goswami
Tap Dance Director: Lisa Swenton-Eppard


 

 

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