Ramayana in a unique format, presented for the 1st time on 3rd October at the Salt Lake, Kolkata- Helipad ground.
It is a tradition to present Ramayan on Dussera. On this Dussera Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya with team would present “ Ram Katha Ananta” ( Ramayana) in a first time ever format of classical dance ( Indian and Western) mixed with animation on Ledscope and modern stage craft . The premier purpose of this venture is to present our original epic and also Classical dance forms in such a format with the support of world class latest technology and stagecraft , so as to make it very attractive and easy understandable to the younger generations . There would be lots of elements of surprise- presented on stage, live as well as on LED scope.
The presentation will be a simultaneous complimentary participation of classical dance and animation on the led wall and led wings creating a multi dimensional effect. Also the story line will travel from actual dancing on stage to animation and back to the stage , thus expanding the area and effect of the performance. Sometimes the story will be expanded with the onstage dancing and also latest technology stage craft blended with classical dance , which will bring in an synergistic effect never experienced before . For example Ravana taking Sita in his “Puspak Biman “ scene. The audience will see that the Biman is flying above and Ravana is forcefully captivating Sita there and suddenly Jatayu will come from much above ( as if from sky) .The Ravan Jatayu fight will be in mid air, at least 7 to 10 feet above the stage floor. But the dance will be classical and also the Biman will be created by dancers and not prop (which is typical of Classical style). Probably this is the 1st time ever such latest stage craft with such ancient classical forms will be blended to unique presentation.
The task is uphill as the coordination required is much much higher and choreographing this project is a challenge . This unique Dance Theater would be presented for the 1st time on 3rd October at the Salt Lake Helipad ground (by the Slat lake stadium)on a 60 feet open stage . The occasion would be graced by His Excellency The Honourable Governor of West Bengal and is expected to be viewed by 15,000 audience. The programme is presented by Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad .Animation, stage craft , Led scope, Light and Sound by Excellence event.