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Virtual Competition of Performing Arts

Application Form-US and International Participants

We are very happy to invite you to join a very unique International Competition of Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama and Recitation - all Indian) conducted virtually at Zoom, Google Meet and/or Skype. The competition is being organized by Chhandayan, with the partnership of Duttapukur Arts Center, India.

The details in this form will reveal the difference in the nature and scale of this competition (Chhandayan would not bring to you anything of a lesser standard).
Candidates from all over the world are welcome to apply, using the attached application form (please use separate forms for each subject). Please submit the application form along with supporting documents.

For questions you can reach out by WhatsApp to 91-8240579173 (India) or 01-646-281-4062 (USA), or email info@tabla.org

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Parent details (if applicable)
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Terms

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Fields: Subjects
Vocal: a) Classical, b) Semi-classical and c) Regional Songs;
Instrumental: a) All North Indian classical instruments -Sitar, Sarod, Santoor, Violin, Esraj, Sarangi, Bansuri, Sahnai, etc.; Percussion: a) Tabla, b) Pakhawaz;
Dance: a) Bharatanatyam, b) Kathak and c) Creative dance;
Drama: a) Recitation and b) Acting (excerpts).

Levels: The competition will be held in three levels based on duration of learning experiences. Level 1: up to 3 years, Level 2: 3 to 5 years, and Level 3: 5 to 7 years.

Screening and Judgment:
1) Preliminary screening will be done by experts based on the merit of the application.
2) The Semi-final level of the competition will be conducted between January 15th and 18th, 2021 and
3) The Finals will be held on January 24th, 2021. Semi-Final and Final levels of the competition will be conducted online through zoom or google meet or skype. Specific times will be notified in advance with links. Semi-finalists will be notified by January 10th and finalists by January 20th, 2021.

Application:
1) There is an entry fee to apply based on place of residence: Rs 50 for Dauttapukur-Bira-Bamangachhi-Barasat area, Rs.100 for rest of India and Bangladesh and USD 10 for other countries,
2) Each application should be supported by the following documents: i) Consent letter/s from teacher/s, ii) Proof of Age (birth certificate/govt. issued document with date of birth), iii) Proof of address (from authorized entity).


Deadline for submission of applications: January 7th, 2021
 Announcement of final judgement: January 26th, 2021.

Rules of the competition: Candidates will be required to
1) choose their own accompanist/s, notify about their details two days in advance of performance and bear all expenses,
2) appear in professional attire,
3) appear punctually,
4) assume responsibility of proper audio-video quality of the performance/s,
5) use own instrument/s or equipment,
6) perform adhering to the specifications provided in the Guideline,
7) avoid aid/suggestion/interference by Guru, teacher/parents/guardian/friend, 8) abstain from use of any technical help other than specified in the Guideline.

Awards:

Winners from India and Bangladesh in each category will be awarded as follows:

First prize: 1) Award Certificate, 2) Memento, 3) INR 3000 and 4) Scholarship to study at DAC* for one year.
 Second prize: 1) Award Certificate, 2) Memento, 3) INR 2000 and 4) Scholarship to study at DAC* for six months.
 Third prize: 1) Award Certificate, 2) Memento, 3) INR 1000 and 4) Scholarship to study at DAC* for three months.

Winner from other countries in each category will be awarded as follows:

First Prize: 1) Certificate, 2) Memento and 3) Ten free online one-hour lessons in the subject at DAC*.
Second Prize: 1) Certificate, 2) Memento and 3) Six free online one-hour lessons in the subject at DAC*.
Third Prize: 1) Certificate, 2) Memento and 3) Three free online one-hour lessons in the subject at DAC*.

*DAC stands for Duttapukur Arts Center

 Performance Guidelines

1. Duration: Each performance should be limited to 6 minutes, unless otherwise specified.

2. Candidates are required to select from the following choices for their performance/s:

a) Vocal: Classical -
i) Level 1 - A Dhrupad/Khayal Bandish in one of these Ragas: Yaman, Bhoopali, Bilawal.
 ii) Level 2 - A Dhrupad/Khayal Bandish in one of these Ragas: Asawari, Brindabani Sarang, Behag.
iii) Level 3 - A Dhrupad/Khayal Bandish in one of these Ragas: Tori, Bhimpalashi, Malkaunsh, Jog.

b) Vocal: Semi-classical –
i) Level 1 – One of these Bhajans: Paoji mayne, Thumaka chalata, Jay Ganesh.
ii) Level 2 – A Bhajan/Ghazal: Shri Ramachandra, Eri mey to prem diwani, Zindegi me, Dil chiz keya hai.
iii) Level 3 – One Thumri/Dadra/Ghazal in one of the following ragas: Piloo, Kafi, Pahari, Khamaj.

c) Vocal: Regional Songs –
i) Level 1 – One of the following songs: Jodi tor daak shune keu, Rum jhum jhum jhum, Moder garab moder aasha. ii) Level 2 – Jodi tare nai chinigo, Mone pore aaj, Saadh na mitilo, Dhono dhanye pushpe bhora, Sab loke koy, Chole jete jete din bole jay.
iii) Level 3 – Kaar milana chao birahi, Ami akriti adham, Srijana chhande, tomari tulana tumi praan, Pathe ebar namo saathi.

d) Instrumental: String and Wind –
i) Level 1 - A Gat in one of the following Ragas: Yaman, Bhoopali, Brindabani Sarang
ii) Level 2 - A Gat in Tintaal (vilambit and/or Madhya laya) in one of the following Ragas: Desh, Shyam Kalyan, Gurjari Tori.
iii) Level 3 - A presentation in Jhaptaal in one of the following Ragas: Durga, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkaunsh, Lalit.

e) Percussion: Tabla
i) Level 1 - A solo in Tintaal.
ii) Level 2 - A solo in Jhaptaal for 7 minutes.
iii) Level 3 - A solo in Roopak taal for 8 minutes.

f) Percussions: Pakhawaz –
i) Level 1 – A solo in Chautaal
ii) Level 2 – A solo in Chautaal
iii) Level 3 – A solo in Dhamar taal

g) Dance: Bharatanatyam
i) Level 1 - A 7 minutes performance using any three of the following components: Namaskriya, choice of Adavu-s, Choice of Hastaks, Guru Vandana, Angikam Bhubanam, Yato hasto tato dristi.
ii) Level 2 - A 10 minutes performance using any two of the following components: Choice of Adavu-s, Choice of Hastaks, Kautuvam, Alaripu. 
iii) Level 3 - A 12 minutes performance using any two of the following components: Jatiswaram (Chatushra Jaati Rupaka Tala), Shabdam, Kritanam.

h) Dance: Kathak
i) Level 1 – A performance of Tintaal for 7 minutes using any three of the following elements/compositions: Guru Vandana, Angikam Bhubanam, Yato hasto tato dristi, tatkar, tehai, Paran.
ii) Level 2 - A performance of Tintaal for 10 minutes using any four of the following elements/compositions: Rangmanch Pranam, Salami, Thaat, Amad, Kavit, tatkar, Chakradhar tehai.
iii) Level 3 - A performance of Jhaptaal for 12 minutes using any four of the following elements/compositions: Rangmanch Pranam, Salami, Thaat, Amad, Kavit, tatkar, Chakradhar tehai.

i) Dance: Creative Dance
i) Level 1 – A performance on any one of the following songs: Mono mor megher songi, Momo chitte, Shukno patar nupur paye, Sundri Kamala.
ii) Level 2 - A performance for 7 minutes based on song or music depicting two of the following emotions: Lobh (greed), Garba (pride), Prashansa (admiration), Tripti (satisfaction).
iii) Level 3 – A performance for 10 minutes based on song or music depicting two of the following emotions: Love (shringar), Karun (sadness), Irsha (jealousy), Udarata (generosity), Tyag (renunciation).

j) Drama: Acting – (some additional time may be granted, if required and justified)
i) Level 1 - Any of these two: Tota kahini, Abak Jolpan.
ii) Level 2 – Any of these two: 1) Muktadhara – page 10 to 15, 2) Chand Baniker Pala – page 7 to 14.
iii) Level 3 – Any of these two: 1) Raja -Chapter 1, page 5 to 10 (until the song), 2) Shajahan (1st and 2nd scene)
 
k) Drama: Recitation – (some additional time may be granted, if required and justified)
i) Level 1 – One of the following poems: Abol Tabol, Babuder taal pukure, Yatri,
ii) Level 2 - Kripon, Gonf churi, Kandari Honsiar, Moroger kahini
iii) Level 3 – Debatar gras, Sristi sukher ulhase, Prashno (bhagoban tumi), Nandar ma

By submitting this application, I agree to the rules and regulations of the competition stipulated by the organizers. 

Price per participant: $10.00
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