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RETURN Two classical dancers are forced to re-evaluate and redefine their relationship with their dance form when the very soul of the art slipping away from their grasp.


The music for Return has been inspired by various profound vocal renditions of Indian classical and semi-classical forms, specifically various shades of Tarana. The final musical treatment of the production brings together responses, interpretations and layering of the musical sources by the choreographers, music arranger, vocalists and all participating musicians, to create an entirely original soundscape.

Music Inspirations and Sources:
Saraswati Vandana in Raga Bhupali, Teentaal from the repertoire of Smt. Rani Karnaa

Tarana in Raga Bhoop, Teentaal from an album by Smt. Padma Talwarkar

‘Dam Damat Damaru’ in Raga Shankara, Roopak Taal from an album by Smt. Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar

Tarana in Raga Chandrakauns, Adachautal from an album by Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe

‘Shyam Bina Sajani’, Bandishi Thumri in Raga Tilang, Jhaptaal from the repertoire of Smt. Purnima Choudhury

‘Awata Shyam’, Thumri by Pandit Bindadin Maharaj

Bandishi Thumri and Tarana in Raga Bhairavi, Teentaal from an album by Smt. Aarti Ankalikar-Tikekar

Music Arrangement: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Vocal: Sudokshina Chatterjee Manna, Arup Sarkar, Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Tabla, Pakhawaj: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya
Sitar: Anjan Saha
Sarod: Sunando Mukherjee
Flute: Chinmoy Karmakar
Sarangi: Bijoy Kumar Misra

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