Raabta

September 15-16, 2018. Castro Valley Center for the Arts (CFA), Castro Valley, CA The show has been produced by Bay Area Creative Dance Academy Script – Sukanya Chakrabarti Play Direction – Ranjita Chakravarty Video Production – Archita Mandal Fallini Dance choreographers – Dalia Chatterjee Sen, Debbani Khatua, Puspita Moitra, Aparna DG, Shirni Kanth , Sanjib Bhattacharya Music – Overall Direction & Arrangement- Subhen Khatua Lights – Snehungsu Guha Sound – Jay Roy Vision and Direction – Dalia Chatterjee Sen From the Event page (link)… Event photographs taken by Bibek Ghosh…

The Forgotten Empress

February 27-28, 2020 in San Jose Performance Center, San Jose, CA. April 20-21, 2018 in Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Narration Performed by Kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh. Written and directed by award-winning playwright Matthew Spangler. Original live score by Musical Director Salar Nader. From the Facebook Event page (link)… All Event photographs taken by Lynn Lane Combining South Asian classical dance, live music, multimedia, and theater, The Forgotten Empress is a dynamic dance drama based on the life of Empress Noor Jahan. The performance will explore…

Gauhar

February 2-3, 2018 in 3400 Main St, Houston TX February 10, 2018 in Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose. February 11, 2018 in Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto Sukanya Chakrabarti, Actor Written by: Mahesh Dattani. Directed by: Lillette Dubey. From the Facebook Event page (link)… GAUHAR traces the story of one of India’s first mass media superstars at the turn of the last century! An Armenian Christian who later converted to Islam, Gauhar Jaan was a naturally gifted musician with a wide repertoire. One of the earliest women artists who seized the…

The Parting

January 19-21, 2018, Z Space, San Francisco CA. March 23-24, 2018, Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose CA. Written by – Salil Singh with story development by Anurag Wahehra Direction by – Salil Singh Dramaturgy – Sukanya Chakrabarti Interview on KAW – Local Public Radio (91.7FM) (link) From the Event page (link) Dance and Music Director by – Farah Yasmeen Shaikh Music Composer by – Raaginder Singh Momi Visual Designer by – David Murakami Head of Production by – Vinita Sud Belani FACING OUR HISTORY FACING OURSELVES. A retrospective lens into…

Ramayana

Directed by Sukanya Chakrabarti, Anne Yumi Kobori, from a script by Anthony Clarvoe. Oct 13 at 7:30pm; Oct 14 at 4:00pm; Oct 15 at 2:00pm. Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Produced by SF Shakes and EnActe Arts This fall semester, SF Shakes partners with EnActe Arts and the City of Cupertino for the first time to create a youth production. Students ages 8-18 will join with professional theater artists to tell the action-packed epic Ramayana, following Prince Rama on his quest to battle the Demon King Ravana. Flying monkeys, princesses, monsters,…

Soundwaves

April 7-9, 2017, DeAnza Performing Arts Center, Cupertino CA. Written by – Joseph Martin Direction by – Vinita Belani Dramaturgy – Sukanya Chakrabarti From the Event page (link)… Soundwaves is the incredible true story of Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim Indian living in Paris who became the first female radio operator during the Second World War. Trained by Britain as an Allied Special Operations Executive and sent into occupied France, she worked behind enemy lines but was betrayed by a friend, tortured and shot in Dachau on September 13th, 1944.…