Gitanjali

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Sunday, May 1, 2011

"I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed and imagined all work had ceased. In the morning I woke up and found my garden full with wonders of flowers."

Our brand new production of Gitanjali is a specially commissioned audio-visual concert of poetry, music and dance celebrating the 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Drawing on and inspired by nature and the seasons, Tagore relocated the master traditions of Romantic and Victorian poetry (from Wordsworth and Keats to Tennyson) to his local environment of Bengal.

A groundbreaking writer, artist and thinker, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali, a collection of 103 poems in English. The performance begins on the day Tagore read his Gitanjali poems to William Rothenstein, W.B. Yeats and other friends in his house on Hampstead Heath...

Script and Direction: Sangeeta Datta
Narrators: Anshuman Biswas and Sangeeta Datta
Vocals: Aveek Mallick, Sahana Bajpaie, Unnati Dasgupta
Musicians: Soumik Datta, Idris Rahman, Sujit Mukherjee
Dancers: Aindrila Ghosh, Indrani Datta, Senjuti Das

This event is in partnership with Alchemy at the Southbank Centre.

 

 

Date Time Venue Details
Friday, April 22, 2011 21:00 Details
Sunday, May 1, 2011 20:00 Details