Shringar through the seasons:
togetherness separation reunion
Rangeeniyan' interlaces the moods of Indian musical
genres such as Ghazal, Geet and Thumri along with corresponding moods
of the seasons. The predominant emotion in these musical forms is Love
- Shringar - in its many varied shades and experiences ranging from the
joy of togetherness to the pain of separation and the sweetness of
The restless thirst of Summer, the eager hope of
the Monsoon. Blossoming love in Sarat, melancholy parting in Hemant.
Despondent bitterness in Winter, joyful reunion in Spring.
Rangeeniyan evokes this fluid journey through the
sensuous and romantic poetry of Indian musical genres and the lyrical
beauty and imagery of Kathak. more>>
The music of Rangeeniyan is drawn from a variety of
sources spanning traditional classical compositions, both familiar and
unfamiliar melodies, and unusual selections from the repertoire of Smt.
Rani Karnaa. In some cases, the original musical framework has been
modified for the purposes of this production, but every attempt has
been made to remain true to the spirit of the compositions. The score
for Rangeeniyan has been arranged by Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, and
those who have contributed to giving final shape to the music include
the choreographers, Sudokshina Chatterjee, Nirmalya Roy, Anjan Saha and
Subhashis Bhattacharya. more>>