Debashree Bhattacharya is a Kolkata based Kathak practitioner, teacher and choreographer. A graduate from Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, she completed her Masters in Philosophy from Jadavpur University. She is an artist who is keen on understanding, analysing and redefining the Kathak dance form.
She often travels in India and abroad for performances, lectures and dance workshops. She runs Brindar- a space that was created in Kolkata in 2000 for the practice and development of Kathak dance form. She is also the co-founder of Ranan Performance Collective.
‘Niravadhi’ means boundless. But what is it that is boundless? Is it the noise we are engulfed in? Or is it the life force?
Through this evocative ensemble piece, Kathak dance and choreographer Debashree Bhattacharya attempts to identify the noise within us as well as the tremendous life energy, the still point that lies deep inside us. ‘Niravadhi’ invites us to look inward …. to ask ourselves why we have let the discord outside destroy the essence of us, of man as a human being.
Perhaps the answer is all around us …. in the air, in the fire, in the water, the earth and the sky! Were we to soak in the energy, the flow, the life force of these elements, maybe we could step into a brave new world….a world with the still point where the dance is!
Debashree Bhattacharya at Widening Circles: Pickle Factory Season 2
An evening with Debashree Bhattacharya
Azimganj House Terrace, 6.45pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Followed by Critical Responses facilitated discussion
Entry Rs. 200
Rhythm and Movement
Time – 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
For members of the All Bengal Women’s Union only
Purchase a Pickle Pass, and get access to 6 performances for Rs. 1,500/-: Maya Krishna Rao, Compagnie 7273, Urvi Vora, Vaishnavi Mannava, David Carberry, Anurupa Roy