“Anubhav – A Centre for Performing
Arts” aspires to bring to light the culture, arts and traditions
of the Indian subcontinent within the North American multicultural
milieu. The medium is performing arts, consisting of drama, song and
dance. The sole and unvarying objective at all times is the
establishment, promotion and dissemination of art and culture.
Anubhav also seeks to inculcate cultural values among our
youth and to provide them an avenue to explore their traditional
2014 marks nine years since us as Anubhav, started our quest.
Please see the link below on this page, for our upcoming production this year
2012 marks seven years since we as Anubhav, started
on our quest. For our eighth production, we presented a dramatization of the novel
Dhanyabad Mastermosai by the acclaimed writer Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay. Click here for the flier.
When we began in 2006, we were charting untested
waters. Would we be able to organize repeated rehearsals with a
diverse group of individuals, who would have to commit to giving up
quality time with their families during weekends, for month after
month? What of the stage craft, publicity, music, lights and myriad
factors that make up a production? In cold December of 2006, our
maiden production consisting of Nagarlakshmi and
Rajdarshan was staged. Months of hard work climaxed to a
couple of hours of adrenalin rush – the audience cheered at our
unexpectedly professional show!
For our second production, we carried a song-drama
package to Edmonton for Bangla Utsav 2007. It was a lesson in
modular stagecraft. The third major production in the same year was
a music and dance composition followed by Tiner Talowar by
the legendary Utpal Dutt – our largest and most complex production
to date. In the next production, Aniket Sandhya, we
introduced a child artiste whose performance touched many hearts in
the audience. Also we experimented with Sruti natak(Audio
Drama) “Iti Raka”.
In 2009, facing a severe economic downturn, we did
away with tickets for our show and presented an experimental medley
of songs, narration and audio plays seamlessly woven together by
light and sound. In our sixth production last year, experimenting
with format, we presented two plays, an outright comedy and a comic
socially relevant drama.
So far, it has been teamwork all the way – several
members have come, stayed for a production or two and left the
group, enriched by the experience. But Anubhav now has a life
of its own, living off the synergy from its members. We hope to
present quality productions for many years to come. We sincerely
thank you for your continued patronage and encouragement and look
forward to many more years of fruitful association.
We are committed to presenting our esteemed
audience with thought provoking and entertaining plays, audio plays
and music-dance repertoires. We sincerely thank all those who
supported us during our productions. Do encourage us by your
continued support and patronage as we strive to pay homage to the
highest of all art forms, performing arts.