OPENING CEREMONY

Amader Ei Jibano Gaan is an audio visual extravaganza delineating the journey of ours – the Bengali Americans - through various experiences of life - growing up in Bengal, followed by migrating to USA and finally embracing a new culture in a distant land. The show will rekindle our emotions, take us to a new level of introspection and motivate us to rejoice our existence in our new homeland.

The dance choreography has been designed and composed by Sapphire Creation Dance Company - the renowned dance company of Kolkata, led by distinguished dance choreographer Sudarshan Chakrabarty.

Sudarshan Chakravorty

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Choreographer, & Artistic Director of SAPPHIRE CREATIONS DANCE COMPANY

Artistic Director and Choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty is trained in Bharat Natyam(Guru Bandana Dasgupta), Kathakali(Guru Govindan Kutty) and Thang ta, modern dance and jazz by France-based Nana Gleason, and later exposed to mind-body centering from Christopher Lechner( Germany) and explorations in Contemporary dance from Michel Casanovas( Switzerland/France).

He has choreogrpahed in acclaimed plays and films by established directors of Bengali theatre and cinema.

The musical compositions have been developed by Soumen Nandi – a well-known young singer, and SaReGaMa finalist from Kolkata.

The songs for the opening ceremony have been rendered by celebratedSaReGaMa finalist singers including Jimut Roy, Chandrika Bhattacharya, Poushali Banerjee, Durnibar Saha and others.