Adding another dimension to dance

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4th Dimension productions tries to create a platform for multicultural performing arts

With a journey that began with the opening ceremony of Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne, 4th Dimension productions brings together outstanding talent indifferent dance forms under one banner. The company houses a pool of creative minds who thrive to articulate new ideas through performing arts.

“It all started with an idea of involving different communities and creating a platform for the talent around us. So we, as a production strive to create such opportunities through organising cultural and sporting events, choreographing fashion shows and dance performances, and also producing and promoting films made by the outstanding local talents,” says Tahsin, co-founder of 4th Dimension Productions (4DP).

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“Dance is the language my heart speaks,” says Gangotri, co-founder and choreographer of 4DP. Gangotri started her dancing career even before she was born as the talent runs through her bloodline. She learned Bharatanatyam from her mother Madhuri Roy who is the disciple of Padma Shri Leela Samson of Kalakshetra, and others; and learned Kathak in Lucknow Gharana from Baishakhi Majumder who is the disciple of Kathak Maestro Pt. Krishan Mohan Mishra of Kathak Kendra.

Gangotri says bharatanatyam, kathak, chhao, Bangladeshi and Indian folk, contemporary and salsa are her areas of expertise.

“Dance for me is a craft and I love nurturing it. Since childhood I have had a passion for dance. No pursuing it was unthinkable,” says Ritipurna Das, one of the choreographers of 4DP. Ritipurna has been a part of the team from the initial days and has witnessed the growth of the production house in such a short span of time.

“I have seen this group coming together and being able to be a part of this journey has been amazing,” boasts Ritipurna, who hails from Kolkata and has been trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathak, folk and Latin dance forms. Her 18 years of experience in classical, contemporary and Indian regional folk has contributed to the quintessential blend of strengths in the production house.

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