Presentations by Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan & Artistes from Mumbai
(approx. 120 mins)
An NCPA Presentation
The NCPA will host an evening of dance performances celebrating Rabindranath Tagore during his birthday month. The evening will showcase performing groups presenting thematic works based on Tagore. A study of the evolution of Visva-Bharati University during the lifetime of its founder, Tagore, offers an insight into what this institution was intended to achieve. Tagore founded a school for children at Shantiniketan, and it was around this nucleus that the structure of an unconventional university developed through careful planning. Classes were held in open air in the shade of trees where man and nature entered into an immediate harmonious relationship. Teachers and students shared the single integral socio-cultural life. The curriculum had music, painting, dramatic performances and other performative practices. Beyond the accepted limits of intellectual and academic pursuits, opportunities were created for invigorating and sustaining the manifold faculties of the human personality.
Box Office: 26th April for Members & 29th April for Public