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Alpana Sengupta is a brilliant specialist of the vivid and mesmerizing Kathak style of Indian classical dance. Since moving to England from India in 1974 she has been a leading pioneer in raising the awareness of Indian dance throughout Britain. Her company of dancers perform work created by Alpana to create new exciting form choreography incorporating folk and other styles.

Archive listings for Alpana Sengupta Dance Company

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Darbari - T0582073081

Performer Mick Taylor (sitar). Performer Fida Hussain (vocals/harmonium). Performer Soumitra Paul (tabla).
22 Sep 07Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford :: V446
listing details L1214616286

Seasons of India - T1913487570

A double bill of powerful and exciting new kathak dance. Each season in the Indian calendar has its own distinct mood and effect that are interpreted through dance presented on stage. From 'Grishma' (Summer) where the mood is of devotion through to 'Shishir' (Winter), the time of harvest and thanksgiving, each season's characteristics are skillfully choreographed accompanied by stunning musical composition.
25 May 06NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1415229365

The Structure of Time/Sawal Jawab - T2007055431

The Structure of Time, performed by six dancers to music composed and arranged by Mick Taylor, takes the footwork section of the kathak repertoire to create wave after wave of different rhythms and beats in unison with a variety of Indian percussion instruments. Sawal Jawab here refers to the rhythmic footwork in kathak dance that can be followed by a spontaneous rhythmic pattern from the percussionist. This piece incorporates levels of conversational dance and music based unusually on the qawali which has instant appeal due to its vibrant and pulsating rhythm reinforced by dynamic hand clapping and drumming- very similar to what has become known as the Bhangra beat.
1 Apr 06Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L01107912196
5 Mar 06Millfield Theatre, Outer London :: V316
listing details L01613034764
11 Feb 06Peepul Centre, Leicester :: V0971366092
listing details L01990971618
19 Jan 06 to 20 Jan 06Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L592993136

Bollywood Masti - T0257714384

8 Jul 05Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L01345072718

Other listings

28 Feb 09Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
listing details L01137016491
21 Feb 09Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant :: V757
listing details L01816729276
14 May 06Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L22430321

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