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Artsphere,a new dance studio,was inaugurated on Monday by dance guru Sucheta Chapekar,Shrirang Godbole and Subhangi Damle of Maharashtra Cultural Centre.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: April 4, 2013 2:40:13 am

Artsphere,a new dance studio,was inaugurated on Monday by dance guru Sucheta Chapekar,Shrirang Godbole and Subhangi Damle of Maharashtra Cultural Centre. It is located in Kalyani Nagar,opposite Joggers Park. The event featured a Bharatanatyam presentation by Juee Deogakar and a contemporary dance by Rajeshree Ramamurthi. Makarand Pitre,co-founder of Ballerina Modern Dance School,Pune,read out a short story written by Gulzar,titled Khauf. Artsphere is an intimate performance space with a sprung wooden floor and a mirrored wall. It is managed by Bharatanatyam exponent Juee Deogakar,clinical psychologist Anubha Doshi,and contemporary dancer/ educator Rajyashree Ramammurthi.

Young dramatics

Modern theatre has assumed a new role — to impart education. Through Swatantra Theatre’s children workshop,young drama enthusiasts between six to 15 years of age get a chance to learn various dimensions of acting. Through exercises,improvisations,monologues and scene work,the participants will enhance their capability to express themselves on stage as well as in real life. The young drama enthusiasts will also perform in a Swatantra theatre production. The 15-day workshop will be held from April 15 to May 6 at Swatantra Theatre,Shree Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya,Deccan. For more info,contact swatantratheater@gmail.com

High Stakes

In order to change the stereotypical portrayal of chief ministers,actor Sachin Khedekar was in the city recently to promote his latest Marathi film Aajcha Diwas Majha. Khedekar,who plays the role of a chief minister,had come along with Ashwini Bhave for the film’s promotion. He said that his role can be a trendsetter of sorts. “Chief ministers are either shown as villains or individuals happy to cling on to their chairs ,but they can also be shown in a positive way,” he added. The film,which has opened to rave reviews,is about a chief minister,who has to fight bureaucracy to get his work done.

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