The Mason Gross School of Arts at the Rutgers University in New Jersey is opening up a whole new department of Indian Dance and Music. The program is being introduced with a concert of Indian music and dance on Sunday, June 28th from 2 to 3.45 p.m. at Nicolas Center, Cook Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, NJ featuring most of the faculty. The concert will be followed by a summer camp from Monday June 29th through Friday July 3rd with a daily schedule covering 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The program is headed by Samir Chatterjee. The faculty includes:
Archana Joglekar Muley, Kathak
Arun Ramamurthy, Violin
Bani Roy, Odissi
Dibyarka Chatterjee, Percussion
Hidayat Khan, Sitar
Kalyani Ramani, Carnatic vocal
Kedar Naphade, Harmonium
Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik, Hindustani vocal
Samir Chatterjee, Tabla
Sanghamitra Chatterjee, Popular vocal
Steve Gorn, Bansuri
Sudha Devulapalli, Bharatanatyam
Suresh Ramachandram, Mridangam
Samir Chatterjee will teach rhythm and yoga in addition to leading the audio-visual and discussion sessions.
that’s really great – makes a lot of sense too with the large indian population (though i wish this was happening on the newark campus)… i wonder will there be bhangra dance classes offered?
How does one register for the summer camp? Will the concert be open to the public or does one need to pre-register?
Thanks so much.
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