"ARCH Initiative: Ethnic Dance And Music Festival".
A Fundraiser event for NTFA

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Coming soon to Newtown, CT on the 21st Of May 2017
"The Natya Tarang, Festival of Arts".
Please reserve your date and be a part of the this unique experience.
An evening filled with music and dance from world renowned artists.
For tickets email: natyatarangUSA@gmail.com
or call 203.947.1626 / 508.443.3434 / 203.885.5088
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About the Artists
Rahul Acharya
Rahul Acharya is one of the most loved and popular Odissi soloist in the International arena today.Since the age of 4, Rahul has been training under Guru Durga Charan Ranbir in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Rahul started performing at a tender age and today is marked as an eminent International dancer. He tours the world extensively. At home, he has been an active participant in most celebrated dance festivals of India like Khajurao, Konark, Mukteshwar and Ananya.
Odissi Qualifications:
•Disciple of Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir
•Trained in Hatha and Raja Yoga at the Satyananda Yoga Vidyalaya, Bihar School of Yoga
•Recipient of Junior Scholarship and Senior Scholarship from Dept. of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India.
A recipient of the prestigious AIIS Performing Arts Fellowship, Jay maintains a busy schedule performing to critical acclaim for audiences across the globe, enthralling audiences across India, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. He currently is based mainly out of New York City, where he is very active as both a teacher and performer and also as a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a prominent Indian Classical musicians collective.

Abhik Mukherjee
Abhik Mukherjee is a Kolkata-born sitar player of the Etawah-Imdadkhani gharana. He was initiated to sitar at the age of six by his father, Sri Tarit Mukherjee, and Sri Bimal Chatterjee, while simultaneously receiving vocal instruction from Sri Kaylan Bose. He has since taken talim from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is a gold medalist in musicology from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and has also received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, India.

Abhik’s first public performance was at the age of nine at the Governor’s House, Kolkata. He has since performed in ten countries on four continents. Some memorable concerts include performances for the inauguration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial (Washington D.C.); at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City); at the Indian Habitat Center (Delhi); on Doordarshan (Kolkata); and a summer tour of Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Abhik currently lives in New York City and is a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, an Indian classical music artists’ collective.

Anindita Nanda
Anindita, a danseuse par excellence is a rare combination of dancer, classical vocalist, choreographer, teacher & scholar. She is an accomplished artist of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana of dancing and is a known name with in the Odissi genre. She has a Masters in Indian (Odissi style) Classical Dance from Chandigarh University and Bachelors in Hindustani Classical Vocal from ABGMM, Mumbai, India. She is the disciple of Guru Shri Kishore Mohanty and Smt Nandini Goshal in Odissi and Shri Pranab Biswas in Vocal music. She has also been trained at the Odissi Dance Academy and worked with many guru's like Shri Raghudutta, Shri Harihar Mohanty, Shri Pavitra Jena. She has been learning, performing and teaching Odissi classical dance and Hindustani Vocal and light music, semi-classical, folk and contemporary dances for over two decades in India and currently in the USA, where she lives at present.

Shankhachur Lahiri
Shankhachur Lahiri , will be accompanying the artists with Tabla


Anindita Nanda

Dr Pramila Nathan
Nandita Nanda
Pinaki Patel

Prabha Makayee
Prabhudutta Mohanty
Lauren Haplin
Patricia Robinson
Ashok Panigrahi
Sharanya Sowji
Aparajita-Julie Swain

21st Of May 2017
3.00 PM Onwards

Edmond Town Hall,
45 Main St
Newtown CT, USA

Anindita Nanda: 203.947.1626
Prabha Makhayee: 203.885.5088
Lauren Haplin: 914.419.5013
Patricia Robinson: 203.512.4823
Aparajita-Julie Swain: 508.443.5088


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