Kolkata Centre for Creativity Celebrated World Dance Day with Artists’ Jam

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The performers who jammed physically and

News Desk, News Nation 360 : While the country is struggling to cope with pandemic induced stress, it has become necessary for everyone to stay indoors and stay safe. To raise the spirits amidst the pandemic gloom,  KCC HUB by Kolkata Centre for Creativity organized ‘Artists' Jam’ on 29th April, an interactive session curated by “Dance Bridges” that brought together dancers by invitation only from both traditional & contemporary disciplines through a closed-door hybrid event. Dance is one such exercise that has gained popularity among health workers, public officials and the common people as a form of expression that instils self-confidence and self-belief in people in the present scenario. Similarly, this jam was intended to induce a sense of enjoyment among the performers who have long been distanced from their audience and performance spaces. The session featured musician Debjit Mahalanobis followed by a discussion with participants to reflect on their recent challenges and innovations during this unprecedented time. While the dancers individually explored their distinctive styles through free-flowing movements and energy, the acts blended into a synchronized performance as a whole. A very interesting activity in this jam was the mind board. The dancers, during the discussion, suggested words that came to their mind in an instant, related to the pandemic, solidarity among the masses and performing arts.  They exchanged ideas on how they're to practice has been shaped in the past year concerning a shift in global trends, artistic challenges, creative innovations and felt the affective presence of each other in the present scenario through this hybrid format where bonding at a distance is the only way of survival.

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Report : Anustup Kundu