Choreography conclave and workshop at Kolkata 
Photos: Aharon Rothschild 
 June 9, 2009 

A ten day choreography conclave and workshop was organised by Padatik, Kolkata and facilitated by Ranan, Kolkata. The sessions were moderated and supervised by one senior choreographer daily who worked on the 20 young participant dancers on a range of warm up and choreographic motifs.  

Among the choreographers invited were Navtej Johar, Padmini Chettur, Anita Ratnam, Kumudini Lakhia, Madhavi Mudgal, Ramli Ibrahim and Uttara Coorlawalla. Each choreographer attempted to set a short 4 minute work on the dancers to show the range of movement and ideas that were shared with them through the ten day event. Odissi dancer Sharmila Biswas and Manipuri artiste Priti Patel worked alongside Chetna Jalan of Padatik to host and organize the wide range of activities and interactions with the dancers and visiting choreographers. 

The photos are glimpses of the final informal presentation that was staged at the lovely ICCR auditorium on Ho Chi Minh Road in Kolkata on Friday June 5.