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Kitchrie 2000 [videorecording] : 3rd festival of Indo-Caribbean arts & culture & Vivaha (The wedding), a musical dance-drama

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Kitchrie 2000 [videorecording] : 3rd festival of Indo-Caribbean arts & culture & Vivaha (The wedding), a musical dance-drama / presented by the Rajkumari Cultural Center ; scripted and produced by Pritha Singh ; music directed by Sampat Dino Boodram ; musical dance-drama directed by Ron Bobb-Semple ; principal choreography by Teshri Kalicharan, with Romanee Kalicharran, Ramona Kalicharan, Denyse Baboolal.
Publication
c2000.

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Description
2 videocassettes (165 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
Note
  • Accompanied by house program.
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Rajkumari Cultural Center and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer/artistic director, Pritha Singh ; set and lighting design, technical direction, Malcolm Hall.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., on August 25, 2000 ; video production, Charlie Steiner of Vagabond Video ; videography, Charlie Steiner, Jordi Torrent ; editing, Charlie Steiner.
Funding (note)
  • This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. Welcome / by Alicia Jorawar, president of Rajkumari Cultural Center ; and Pritha Singh, artistic director, producer, writer.
  • Invocation (traditional Vedic mantras) / performed by Sampat Dino Boodram and Radha Singh with the Kitchrie Musical Ensemble.
  • Saraswati ma (Bhajan) / choreography, Teshri Kalicharan ; music, Radha Singh ; danced by Teshri Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Ramona Kalicharan, Denyse Baboolal ; music performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Radha Singh (vocals), Bina Kalavant (sitar), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal). The dancers represent different dance styles of India: Odissi, Bharata Natyam, Kathak.
  • Kay kay na lage (Tan Sangeet/Chalti) / performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal). Vocal/instrumental number.
  • Lootaalay (Tan Sangeet/Thumri) / choreographed and danced by Romanee Kalicharran ; music performed by Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium), Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Sampat Dino Boodram (dantal). Dance representing Krishna and the gopis.
  • Udho wo sawaree surat hamara (Tan Sangeet/Ghazal) / choreographed and danced by Ramona Kalicharan ; music performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal). Love call between Krishna and the gopis.
  • Ana ana re (Tan Sangeet/Chalti) / choreographed and danced by Denyse Baboolal ; music performed by Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium), Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Sampat Dino Boodram (dantal). Love call to Krishna.
  • Sitar instrumental (Rag Bhopali) / music played by Bina Kalavant (sitar), accompanied by Ayub Khan (tabla).
  • Sunle (Tan Sangeet/Chalti) / choreography, Teshri Kalicharan ; danced by Teshri Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Ramona Kalicharan, Denyse Baboolal ; music performed by Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium), Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Sampat Dino Boodram (dantal). Dance praising Rama as lord of the universe.
  • Vivaha (The wedding), a musical dance-drama in one act / cast: Mahadeo Shivraj (Tagore), Ron Bobb-Semple (Winston), Pritha Singh (Drupatti), Denyse Baboolal (Ronnie), Bonnie Kirk (Amanda), Nirmala Singh (Meena Kumari). Scene 1, early evening, a ball-field somewhere in Guyana's countryside. Ram rate (Tan Sangeet/Thumri): choreographed and danced by Teshri Kalicharan ; music performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal). Continued on cassette 2.
  • Cassette 2. Vivaha, continued. Scene 2, fifteen years later, in a New York corporate office. Krishna bajaya (Bhajan): choreography, Romanee Kalicharran ; danced by Romanee Kalicharran and Arthur Gulkarov ; music performed by Radha Singh (vocals), Bina Kalavant (sitar), Ghulam Mohamed Khan (harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal).
  • Scene 3, same day, in a New York subway train. Kaisee jaawoo main teer (Tan Sangeet/Bhajan): choreography, Romanee Kalicharran, Teshri Kalicharan ; danced by Ramona Kalicharan ; music performed by Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Sampat Dino Boodram (dantal).
  • Scene 4, next day, in Tagore's apartment.
  • Scene 5, next day, at the wedding house. Kaun Nagariya (Tan Sangeet/Bhajan): choreography, Teshri Kalicharan ; danced by Teshri Kalicharan, Romanee Kalicharran, Ramona Kalicharan, Denyse Baboolal ; music performed by Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Sampat Dino Boodram (dantal) -- Aaj Siva (The wedding of Siva and Parvati) (Tan Sangeet/Hori): choreography, Teshri Kalicharan ; danced by Teshri Kalicharan and Arthur Gulkarov ; music performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Bina Kalavant (sitar), Errol Balkissoon (dantal).
  • Finale/curtain: Nacho nandalala (Tan Sangeet/Chalti) / music performed by Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium), Roger Sookraj (dholak), Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak), Errol Balkissoon (dantal).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4758
Title
Kitchrie 2000 [videorecording] : 3rd festival of Indo-Caribbean arts & culture & Vivaha (The wedding), a musical dance-drama / presented by the Rajkumari Cultural Center ; scripted and produced by Pritha Singh ; music directed by Sampat Dino Boodram ; musical dance-drama directed by Ron Bobb-Semple ; principal choreography by Teshri Kalicharan, with Romanee Kalicharran, Ramona Kalicharan, Denyse Baboolal.
Imprint
c2000.
Event
Videotaped in performance at the Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., on August 25, 2000 ; video production, Charlie Steiner of Vagabond Video ; videography, Charlie Steiner, Jordi Torrent ; editing, Charlie Steiner.
Credits
Executive producer/artistic director, Pritha Singh ; set and lighting design, technical direction, Malcolm Hall.
Performer
Music performed by the Kitchrie Musical Ensemble: Sampat Dino Boodram (vocals/harmonium) ; Ghulam Mohamed Khan (harmonium) ; Errol Balkissoon (vocals/harmonium) ; Radha Singh (vocals) ; Raymond Sampat Seetal (dholak/dantal) ; Roger Sookraj (dholak/dantal) ; Bina Kalavant (sitar) ; Ayub Khan (tabla).
Danced by the Kitchrie Dancers: Teshri Kalicharan (Sita/Parvati/Gopi) ; Romanee Kalicharran (Radha/Gopi) ; Arthur Gulkarov (Krishna/Siva) ; Ramona Kalicharan (Gopi) ; Denyse Baboolal (Gopi).
Summary
Performance in two parts: music and dance recital (ca. 54 min.), followed by Vivaha (The wedding), a musical dance-drama (ca. 111 min.). The music and dance numbers in the first part are orally introduced by Radha Singh and Sampat Dino Boodram.
Funding
This recording is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Local Subject
Indo-Caribbean dance.
Dance drama.
Added Author
Gulkarov, Arthur, dancer.
Singh, Pritha. Producer. Screenwriter. Speaker. Performer
Singh, Radha. Musician
Boodram, Sampat Dino. Musician
Bobb-Semple, Ron. Director
Kalicharan, Teshri, choreographer, dancer.
Kalicharran, Romanee, choreographer, dancer.
Kalicharan, Ramona, choreographer, dancer.
Baboolal, Denyse, choreographer, dancer.
Hall, Malcolm. Designer
Steiner, Charles.
Rajkumari Cultural Center.
Vagabond Video.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
Kitchrie (Festival)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4758
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