Malashree is a body registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961. It is a centre dedicated to preserve & promote cultural activities through training and demonstration. Intellectual and creative cultivation creates a desire in man to develop knowledge of own inner self. It is with this belief that Malashree was born from a conscious inspiration to unfold the world of creative imagination.
TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION :
As a trusted institution Malashree provides excellent training facility and personalized grooming for different forms of dance e.g. Classical (Kathak and Odissi). Rabindra Nritya, Lokanritya. and other creative forms. Besides, examinations are conducted for accreditation from First to Sixth year of various courses of parent bodies like Bangiya Sangeet Parishad. Besides, streams in the field of art & painting, tabla, vocal song (Rabindrasangeet, Nazrulgeeti & Light Classical) and Recitation are also contributing to the students. Pupils are supported by accomplished and experienced teachers having credentials in their respective disciplines. Attractive & useful prizes are given to the pupils for their proficiency in the examination.
RESEARCH WORK AND PRODUCTION :
Malashree has the in-house talent and skill in the related fields to carry out projects of innovative nature and of reinterpretation / fusion of concepts in the field of dance, literary and musical presentation. In-house productions titled ‘Satyam Jnanam Anantam’ and ‘Sabujer Deshe’were given recognition by The Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi by way of grants.
In order to create a platform for development and recognition of promising youth in the different streams of performing and visual art, competition is organised in dances, song, painting, recitation, musical instruments etc. for different age groups of children and young boys/girls. These events have been met with grand success.
RECOGNITION OF MERIT FOR HANDICAPPED BOYS & GIRLS :
Malashree organises competition specifically dedicated for the handicapped (including mentally retarded) boys and girls. Many students from recognised institutions do participate in these competitions. Apart from prizes, certificates are also awarded in recognition of skill & talent.
CULTURAL EVENTS :
Having emerged as a body dedicated to spread creative efforts in cultural pursuits and create a platform for recognition of promising youth, cultural programs are organised in public halls. In these programs many a time, own compositions (dance, music and literary) contributed by competent members and teachers of Malashree are choreographed and presented to the elite public. Besides, Indian classical dances in pure & fusion form, creative compositions of celebrities, Tagore's nritya natya etc. are also presented. Malashree has performed in Nrityanatya Utsav 2007 & 2009 at Madhusudan Manch, Kolkata organised by West Bengal State Music Academy in association with West Bengal Dance Group Federation. Malashree also performed in a programme of SAIL Retired officers’ organization, Shishu Kishore Utsav 2010 under the aegis of The Department of Information & Culture, Govt. of W.B. and several other prestigious events Workshops are also organised from time to time for the benefit and development of skill of students.
SCHOLARSHIP & ACHIEVMENTS :
Students of Malashree, Manjima Sarkar & Madhurima Das got C.C.R.T. scholarships in Odissi dance in the years 2007 & 2009 respectively under the guidance of Arpita Venkatesh.
UPCOMING PROGRAMME :
Malashree presents their Tenth Annual Programme "Chatusprana" (Presentation of four classical dance forms Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi & Manipur) at Madhusudan Mancha on Monday, May 23, 2001. There, tabla recital by Sri Debabrata Chakraborty and a dance drama “DEBOTAR GRASS" choreographed on Tagore's poem .