Nritya Angan

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1998年より中島さち指導のもと北インド古典舞踊カタックを習い始め、カタックユニット「あぷさら」のメンバーとして2004年の設立当初より活動に参加。
定例公演のほか、2005年Expo愛・地球博インド館での公演や、2010年のデリー公演にも参加している。
また研鑽のため数度の渡印を経た後、2015年よりICCR(Indian Council for Cultural Relations)インド政府奨学生としてインド西部グジャラート州Ahmedabadにあるカダンブ舞踊学校(KADAMB Center for dance and music)へ留学。 カタックの巨匠P.b.Kumudini Lakhiaの指導のもと現地ダンサーと共にインド各地の公演に出演。2017年9月にはAhmedabadで開催されたIndo-Japan Annual Summitにおいて、日印両首相の前でパフォーマンスを披露している。
2017年10月に帰国、Nritya Anganと題してソロ活動を本格的に開始。
また、楊名時太極拳も学ぶなど独自の身体表現を模索中。

Nao Tsutsumi

kathak

with Guruji Kumiben. Jan2016

In 1998, Nao Tsutsumi, started training of Kathak, North Indian classical dance form, under the guidance of Sachi Nakajima, a Japanese exponent of Kathak.
In 2004, Kathak performing unit  ‘Apsara’ was founded and she has been a part of it since its inception.
Apart from regular Kathak performances, in 2005 Nao performed at the India Hall of ‘Expo Ai・Chikyu-haku (Love & Earth Expo)’ and also participated Delhi performance in 2010.
After several visit to India to receive focused trainings in Kathak, from 2015 Nao had learned Kathak at Kadamb Centre for Dance and Music, Ahmedabad, in western India, as an ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural
Relations scholar). Under the guidance of Padma Bhushan Kumudini Lakhia, the founder of Kadamb, Nao performed Kathak along with Indian dancers at various stages in different parts of India.
In September 2017, Nao has also performed at Indo-Japan Annual Summit held in Ahmedabad at the prestigious stage to welcome both Prime Ministers of Japan and India.
In Ocrober 2017, Nao returned to Japan and has started her solo performance titled as ‘Nritya Angan’.
Nao’s quest for her unique body expressions has led her to master of Yang Ming-Shi  Tai-Ji-Quan. And her journey goes on.

PERFORMANCES IN INDIA 2015-17

2015
11 December :       Kadamb 50th Anniversary:   Suvarna Parva, Tagore Hall, Ahmedabad
2016
08 January          : Sabarmati Festival, Riverfront, Ahmedabad
09 January          : Laxmi Villa Palace, Baroda
09 March            : Cultural Show, Gandhinagar
25 March            : Holi Performance, Ahmedabad
07 May                : Krishna Temple, Ahmedabad
2017
13 January : Huthseeing Haveri Show, Ahmedabad
31 January : Gujarat Mahotsav, Bharat Bhavn, Bhopal
08 February : Kadamb Annual Show, Ahmedabad
14 February : Hutheesing Haveri Show, Ahmedabad
05 March  : Shaniwar Wada, Pune
12 March : Cultural Function, Tagore Hall, Ahmedabad
22 March : Vivarta, AMC Auditorium, Ahmedabad
25 March : Vivarta, NCPA Mumbai
29 April  : World Dance Day Show, Ahmedabad
14 September : Indo-Japan Annual Summit, Science City, Ahmedabad
21 September : Navratri Opening Event, GMDC, Ahmedabad
29 September : Vivarta, Purana Quila Dance Festival, Delhi

–translation Kawane Tomo