Rabindranath: Universe and Beyond

Rabindranath TagoreThe Indian Institute of Performing Arts (IIPA) and associating friends will host an event entitled “Rabindranath: Universe and Beyond” on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The program (2PM – 8PM) will celebrate the multifarious output of India’s Nobel Laureate poet, philosopher, composer Rabindranath Tagore, and attempt to expand the boundaries of appreciation of his literary and musical work through performances by different cultural groups. For further information, visit http://www.iipa.us/Rabindranath.

Chhandayan All-Night Concert

May 10th (Saturday 9 p.m. to Sunday, 8 a.m.)

Chhandayan All-Night concert

Synod Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Pt. Jasraj (Vocal), Smt. Joya Biswas (Sitar), Pt. Ronu Mazumdar (Bansuri)

Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya (Guitar), Smt. Rajyashree Ghosh (Vocal)

K. V. Mahabala (Sitar)

Accompaniment : Samir Chatterjee, Ramdas Palsule, Daniel Weiss (Tabla) Dibyarka Chatterjee and on Harmonium will be Kedar Naphade.

Ticket & information : 973 460 5282 / http://www.tabla.org/allnight.html

Kabi Jayanti Celebration by Kallol of NJ

Kallol of New Jersey
Cordially Invites You To Join
On Saturday, June 7, 2008,
5 pm to 10 pm
For An Evening Filled With Music, Dance and Sumptuous Food, Showcasing
Sraboni Sen (Kolkata) & Jayita Ghosh (NJ)
Venue – Cross Roads South Middle School , 195 Major Road, Monmouth Jct., NJ 08852
Sraboni Sen
§§§ Junior Talent Show From Our Community §§§
(Interested Participants Should Contact Dhriti Bagchi @ 732598228, dhritibagchi@yahoo.com)
§§§ Melodies of Tagore A Rendition by Jayita Ghosh §§§
§§§ Dance Recital Local Dance Groups §§§
§§§ Bengali Songs for all seasons Sraboni Sen (Kolkata) §§§
TICKETS (Per Person): STUDENTS: $15 | ADULTS: $25 | PATRONS $40
For Tickets and Information Contact:
Soumen Roy: 732.317.4756 / Arunansu Dasgupta: 732.572.0391 / Amal Paul: 908.212.7359 /
Debahuti Roy: 908.756.8474 / Jaya Bhattacharya: 908.561.0390 / Rajib Bannerjee: 516.286.2123
Ashok Ganguly: 908.243.0455 / Raj Majumdar: 732.632.8082 / Kousik Bhowal: 732.910.1962

Some Upcoming Shows of ECTA

Satyameva in New JerseyI’d like to notify some of ECTA’s (Ethnomedia Center for Theater Arts) upcoming shows.

Those of you who have missed our play “Satyameva” at the Edison Valley Playhouse, you may catch the show on April 26th 5.30pm at the Gwyn-Nor Elementary School, 139 Hancock Road, North Wales, PA 19454 . The show is hosted by Pragati of Greater Philadelphia.

ECTA has been invited to participate at the California Bay Area Natyamela to be held on June 7th at the Amador Theater, Pleasanton, California. ECTA will be staging their latest production, a one act play titled “Taconic Parkway”, at this venue. The play is written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik and the cast includes Pinaki Dutta, Indranil Mukherjee and Keka Sirkar. Please inform your friends and family in the area to attend the festival and watch our play.

Actors Needed

ECTA (Ethnomedia Center for Theater Arts) is looking for two actors for their upcoming theater production (“Baanaprastha” written by Sudipta Bhawmik and directed by Indranil Mukherjee) to be staged in fall 2008. A brief description of the characters are given below. Interested person may please contact by email to either indymukh@gmail.com or bhawmik@gmail.com. Actors may be called for a brief audition.

Character A: Bengali speaking male, mid to late twenties, tall and thin built.

Character B: Bengali speaking female, late teen – early twenties.

Actors must be committed to the rehearsal schedule and all stage productions of the show and should posses the passion to act.
Please note that this is a voluntary service and ECTA will not compensate the actors or the crew either financially or by any other means.

A Brief Note on ECTA:

ECTA (Ethnomedia Center for Theater Arts) Inc. is a not-for profit community theater company dedicated to produce and stage quality theater. ECTA’s past productions include, “Phera”, “Alibaba”, “Kalsudhhi”, “The Redemption”, “Durghatana”, “Ron” and “Satyameva”. ECTA has staged plays all across USA and also in India. ECTA’s mission is “to tell our own stories through theater.”