RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

''Peddro's Salsateca is at Salt Lake on weekdays and weekends"

Peddro's Canada & US Tour, 2016
Peddro was honoured to be invited for portraying the character of Tybalt in Kalasharm's revived Production ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Guru Saswati Sen. He toured Canada and USA (Madison Square Gander in New York, White Plains, Milwaukee, Chicago, Columbus, Houston and Austin) for six long weeks (June 11 -- July 27, 2016) to perform in Romeo and Juliet and few other roles in Kalashram's other Productions under the valued guidance of Pt. Birju Maharaj-ji.

India International Dance Congress, 2016
Peddro's Salsateca with its 28 members attended to the India International dance Congress (July 14-17, 2016) in Bangalore, India. The Festival featured a bunch of National and International Artists including the Mambo King 'Eddie Torres', Adolfo Indacochea, Junior Eddie Torres, Alien Ramirez to name a few. Worthy Workshops, Two brilliant Boot Camps, Asia Open Championships, kick-ass Performances, fun Pool Party, crazy Parties and Superb Social Dancing took it to a new height. Peddro's Salsateca rocked the stage with its Students' and Repertory Performance. This year also, it proudly bagged THREE Trophies in Salsa Team Championship (Winner), Salsa Semi-pro Couple Category (2nd Runner up) and Jack and Jill Competition (Winner) that had achieved unanimous applause from the Latin Community.

Annual Cultural Endeavour, 2016
Peddro's Salsateca organized its Annual Show on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, Kolkata. Around 75 participants including professionals and amateurs aged between 4 to 54 years have showcased their respective styles with an ease. Altogether 42 sizzling hot and soothing performances of Salsa, Bachata, Samba, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Freestyle, Locking & Popping, Modern, Classical, Semi-classical and Contemporary Dance Forms were wonderfully staged in front of a packed auditorium. Heart rendering tunes of Piano by the students added variety to the event. The programme got the accomplishment with the thunderous applause from spectators. Photo Gallery

Rhythms Season I with Oliver Pineda
Peddro's Salsateca and John Anthony co-presented Rhythms Season I featuring the Eight-times World Champion OLIVER PINEDA. A Two-day Salsa Bootcamp of 6-hours of intensive training in two different levels took place at ICCR, Kolkata. Latin enthusiasts of Kolkata have been benefited like never before with the Technique, Style, Steps, Musicality and fun of Salsa and Pachanga. The most happening Latin Party with Oliver on the floor with his sizzling hot performance drove all away throughout the night. Photo Gallery

India International Dance Congress, 2015
Peddro's Salsateca had participated with its 26 members in India International dance Congress (July 16-19, 2015) in Bangalore, India. The Festival featured a bunch of National and International Artists including the Mambo King 'Eddie Torres', Fernando Sosa, Alien Ramirez to name a few. Worthy Workshops, Two brilliant Boot Camps, Championships, Performances, Parties and Social Dancing happened to the fullest. Peddro's Salsateca staged a couple of Performances as a troupe with a bang. Again, it proudly bagged Two Trophies in Amateur Solo (Winner) and Amateur Couple categories (First Runners Up) that achieved unanimous applause from the Dance Fraternity.

Dips & Tricks Session
An exciting session of 'Dips & Tricks' was held at Peddro's Salsateca on February 15, 2015 with 20 participants followed by Social Dancing hours. All the students sincerely tried and learned few variations of preceding movement ending with tricky dips that can be easily executed on social floor and on stage as well.

Annual Cultural Event, 2015
Peddro's Salsateca (PDST) put up its Annual Cultural Event, 2015 on Monday January 19, 2015 at Gyan Manch, Kolkata. 70 participants including professionals and amateurs and aged between 4 years to 54 years groups have presented their respective styles with an ease. Altogether 28 performances of Salsa, Jive, Paso Doble, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Freestyle, Locking & Popping, Modern, Classical, Semi-classical and Contemporary Dance Forms were beautifully showcased in front of a packed auditorium. The programme got the accomplishment with the thunderous applause from spectators.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FIESTA, 2014
Peddro's Salsateca (PDST), CO-HOST of INTERNATIONAL DANCE FIESTA, 2014, staged themselves on stage with Four Performances of different styles. 28 Couples of PDST went on stage to present the Students' Performance. PDST Repertory members moved their legs with the joyous tunes of Jive and profound intensity of Paso Doble. Peddro performed a Solo based on Classical and Contemporary styles. He was also invited as an Artist to offer a Workshop of Jive in the same. Besides a good many artists of national repute, Salsa Champions Simon-Serena from the International Dance Fraternity shared their expertise and made it a huge success. The Fiesta was held at Dalhousie Club, Kolkata on November 7-9, 2014.

Peddro's Salsateca (PDST) in association with BTango Conscious organized a TWO-DAY WORKSHOP OF ARGENTINE TANGO on November 1 & 2, 2014 with around 30 participants. NICOLAS SANDEZ, a ‘Teacher of Tango from Argentina’ conducted the Workshop with all his expertise and brilliance that successfully ended with an hour of Milonga. Special thanks to Mrs Aditi Jaiswal, the founder of BTango Conscious who has put bricks together for building the bridge of cultural exchange and a huge hug to Nicolas who made us access that bridge with care.

India International Dance Congress, 2014
Peddro's Salsateca had participated with its 22 members in India International dance Congress (July 11-13, 2014) in Bangalore, India. The Festival featured a bunch of International and National Artists, Workshops, Boot Camps, Championships, Parties and Social Dancing to the fullest. Peddro's Salsateca staged Four Performances with a bang including Peddro's Solo performance of Contemporary with Kathak achieved unanimous applause from the Dance Fraternity.

Navadisha Festival
Parallel to Latin tunes & turns, shakes & swirls, Peddro's Salsateca love to intensify the emotions and meaningfully expressing them through body.
KATHAK and CONTEMPORARY DANCING became complimentary in TOGETHERNESS, a duet piece of ‘PRATIBIMBA’ – a full-length Production directed by Kathak Maestro Shri Asimbandhu Bhattacharya – whose brilliance oozes out from every small move and all simple thoughts. Peddro felt honoured to have the scope to share the stage with his Kathak Guru in NAVADISHA Festival on AUGUST 22, 2014 at RABINDRA SADAN at 6 PM.

Peddro'sSalsateca (PDST) was invited to present a series of Hip Hop Performances at Raichak on Ganges during the FfortRaichakCarnival in December, 2013.The evening was full of electrical beats of Hip Hop and the Repertory Performers of PDST stumped the floor with their strong footsteps, cool attitude and stunning B-Boying skills. At the end of the Performances, spectators and managing team of the FfortcongratulatedPeddro’sSalsateca for the Choreographic patterns and its execution.

Peddro'sSalsateca (PDST) was invited to stage a series of Salsa and Latin American Performances at FfortRaichak Carnival on the Christmas Day of 2013.Peddro along with his Repertory members burned the floor intunes of the Spanish Guitar and Congo Drum Beats. The apt compositions and tremendous energy of the performers amazed the audiences. TheLatin Nightentertainment continued to spark in front of the elite class visitors of the Radisson Ffort.Peddro'sSalsateca’s Performance got a nice coverage in T2 of The Telegraph.

Rotary Club of Belvedere Gardens Kolkata invited Peddro'sSalsateca (PDST) to perform at Rotary Sadan on the occasion of Christmas & New Year Celebration in December, 2013. Peddro along with his Repertory members and students performed Salsa, Latin American, Hip Hop and Contemporary in front of the full house.

On the eve of New Year 2014, Ranchi Club has invited Peddro’sSalsateca (PDST) to present a chain of Salsa and Latin American Performances.The last night of year 2013 have witnessed excellent performances by professionals and the club members danced together on brilliant tracks played by DJ Whosane. PDST was fortunate to receive whole hearted applause from the audience till the party got over at mid-night.

INDIA INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONGRESS, 2013– held at LaLit Ashok in Bangalore – is the biggest Dance Festival of India where a bunch of International Artists, World Champions and National Star Dancers gathered to participate, perform, give & attend workshopsover three days of fun and pure Dance.Peddro'sSalsateca(PDST) shared the stage with one of their Repertory Performances. The Fiesta witnessed about 3,000 Dance-lovers from all over the world.



Peddro'sSalsateca(PDST), an ASSOCIATE PARTNER of INTERNATIONAL DANCE FIESTA, 2013, presented themselves on stage with a couple of Performances. Peddro was invited as an Artist to offer a Workshop of Cha ChaCha in the same. Besides a good many artists ofnational repute,World Bachata Champions Andrea-Silvia, World Cali Salsa Champions John-Miladi and Tango couple Gabriel-Zynthiafrom the International Dance Fraternity participated and made it a huge success. The Fiesta was held at Suresh Neotia CII Centre of Excellence on November 15-17, 2013.

J M Barrie's famous creation PETER PAN -- Choreographed in a Dance Drama format with brief narration and fine music by Peddro S. Kundu -- was brilliantly staged by 18 students of Heartley Higher Secondary School on October 3, 2013 at Kalamandir, Kolkata in Sanskriti, an Annual Cultural Function.

Peddro's Salsateca (PDST) organised its Annual Cultural Event, 2013 on Friday October 4, 2013 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata. 58 participants including professionals and amateurs and aged between 4 years to 54 years groups have presented their respective styles with an ease. Altogether 18 performances of Salsa, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary Dance Forms were beatifully showcased in front of a packed auditorium. The programme got the accomplishment with the thunderous applause from spectators.

Peddro's Salsateca (PDST) was invited by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata (IISER-K),Dance Club, Mohanpur Campus to offer a Two-day Salsa Workshop on October 4-5, 2013. 24 enthusiastic couples actively participated and sincerely learnt few beautiful moves of Salsa during the Workshop to make it a grand event in terms of quality and joy of Dancing. The Workshop ended with a small routine performance by the participants.

"Peddro's Salsateca has collaborated with the USA based Hip Hop Psychology to organize a fun-filled yet intensive Two-day Hip Hop Workshop (August 5-6, 2013) that ended up with a couple of joint choreographic presentations by the expert Artists & all the enthusiastic participants along with four mind-blowing performances by the team Hip Hop Psychology. Sincerest THANKS to Lauren for her effective teaching process, excellent composition and amazing dancing, Debangshu & Debanjan for their awesome Rapping and Monisha for the renditions of her melodious voice for making the event a huge success...!"


PASCHIME RABI a unique concept of attaining an idea about the inspiration of Western Music on Tagore’s Ballads – conceived by Kalamandalam as a tribute to our beloved Rabi Thakur and premiered on 15th June, 2013 at Rabindra Sadan – where Waltz, Foxtrot and Samba went hand in hand with our very own Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.
Peddro S. Kundu enjoyed the honour and elation to be the Choreographic partner of PASCHIME RABI's Western section (Ballroom & Latin American Dance Form) and share the stage with Kalamandalam.
Smt Malabika Sen did a wonderful job in Choreographing the Indian Classical part of the same. Heartiest congratulations to Shri Somnath Kutty, Director of PASCHIME RABI for its grand success.


Peddro’s Salsateca (PDST) was invited by DRACULA of Jamshedpur XLRI to conduct a Two-day Salsa Workshop on January 16th & 17th, 2013.
About 32 enthusiastic couples participated in the Workshop and learnt a good many Intermediate and Advance Salsa Combos with sincerity and enjoyment.
After August, 2011, this time, too, the Workshop ended with a grand success.
Workshop Videos are available in Youtube under the tag of 'Peddro Dancepedia' as well as 'Jamshedpur XLRI Salsa Workshop'.
For more Photographs, visit Peddro Sudipta Kundu on Facebook.


Peddro's Salsateca under the name of Electric Stagers organised a colourful evening with various International Dance Forms, Conceptualized & Choreographed by Peddro Sudipta Kundu on 15th March, 2012, at Gyan Manch


 

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