Bharat Natyam Jazzed up with modern contemporary moves.


A New York- based dance company is going to perform in the city, mixing Bharatanatyam with contemporary moves. And guess what? It will be set to electronic music.THE blending of disparate dance styles is probably old news now. But New York- based choreographer Parijat Desai is going to spin ‘fusion’ on its head. She is planning to merge Bharatanatyam with modern contemporary moves — all of this peppered with electronic music. The Parijat Desai Dance Company ( PDDC) brings a hour- long unique performance to Mumbai for the first time. The performance will play out in two parts — Make Space and Songs to Live For.“Our choreography is about creating more space within traditional Bharatanatyam postures.Make Space is about playing with footwork and rhythm, using postmodern techniques to form a new footwork vocabulary,” Desai says.The dancer has trained in Bharatanatyam since age five and, according to her, hated it. “It was the 1970s in Houston, and Bollywood hadn’t exploded in the way it has.I did not tell my friends that I was taking Bharatanatyam lessons,” she remembers. It was during high school that she signed up for jazz classes.This helped her look at Bharatanatyam from a different perspective, she says. “I suddenly started loving two very different things. In college, I thought I needed to blend these two (dances) to represent my Indian American identity.” Initially, she feared that she might offend her gurus, but realized later that blending is the “name of the game”. The troupe has already performed in Delhi and Kolkata (September 3 and 6 respectively) and won over purists. “Innovation is not considered a threat anymore,” says Desai.The Prakriti Foundation is hosting its fifth Park’s New Festival, and has brought down Desai’s dance company for it. The performing arts festival is travelling to six cities, and after its Mumbai show, will travel to Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. About the unique experimentation in PDDC’s show, Ranvir Shah, Director of Prakriti Foundation, asks, “ If you have a strong grounding in any art, whether Bharatanatyam or Kathak, who is to tell you cannot experiment?” 

GIMA 2011 – Global Indian Music Awards – Non – Film music nominees.



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1 Ameeta Parsuram Lyricist Subeh Roshan Ko Jo Aaj Tak Na Keh Saki
2 Pinky Poonawala Lyricist Rehnuma Rehnuma
3 Shivali Bhammer Singer Jag Mein Sundar Hai Do Naam The Bhajan Project
4 Sreeram (Indian Idol 5) Singer Rehnuma Rehnuma
5 Sourish Singer Maito Tere Ishq Mein Bawra
6 Band Called Nine Band
Amartya Rahut, Neelesh Misra, Shilpa Rao



Sr. No. Song Name Artiste (s)
1 Aahatein Agnee
2 Gorakh Advaita
3 Jee Lay Abhi Agnee Ft. Anushka Manchanda
4 Rehnuma Sreeram
5 Vande Mataram Raghav Sachar



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste (s)
1 Akriti Akriti Kakar
2 Jannat Ankur Tewari
3 Kabirana Sufiana Kavita Seth
4 Surrender Bindu Subramaniam
5 Tera Tasavvur Samarjit Roy
6 Twist & Shout Stereo Nation



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste (s)
1 Bada Boom Ranjit Barot
2 Nsemble Ustad Rashid Khan
3 Rainchanted Rahul Sharma
4 Rainwater Tensui
5 Sarod Symphony Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan
6 The Bhajan Project Shivali Bhammer



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste (s)
1 Anjali Paramita Majumdar
2 Govardhan Girdhari Jagjit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Richa Sharma
3 Jag Do Din Ka Mela Kaushiki Chakrabarty
4 Nirgun Ustad Rashid Khan
5 Sai Ki Tasveer Richa Sharma



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1 Bhalobashi Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam
2 Bhili Ramayan Somabhai Pawar
3 Desert Slide Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Folk Musicians Of Rajasthan (Anwar Khan & More)
4 Gomseng (Bihu) Papon, Rashmi
5 Monfokira Lopamudra Mitra
6 Phagunar Gaan (Holi Songs) Angaraag Mahanta (Papon)
7 Shaan – E- Quam (Pride Of The Nation) Harjit Singh Harman



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste
1 Arunodaya Pt. Kaivalya Kumar Gurav
2 Jiyaraa Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar
3 Rageshree Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan
4 Sadhana Pt. Rajan – Sajan Mishra
5 Togetherness – Bandish Duet Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan & Parthasarathi Desikan



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste
1 Aura Niladri Kumar
2 Maestro’s Flute Pt. Ronu Majumdar
3 Ustad Shujaat Khan-Live In Concert Ustad Shujaat Khan & Pt. Anindo Chatterjee



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste
1 Mysterious Duality – Just Me Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh
2 Naina Lagaike Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan
3 Nirgun Ustad Rashid Khan
4 Sajanawa – Romantic Thumris Sveta Hattangdi Kilpady



Sr. No. Album Name Artiste
1 Chandiran Oliyil Sanjay Subrahmanyan
2 Paramashiva Sandeep Narayan
3 Parama Sikkil C Gurucharan