The Pink City will witness a two-day cultural bonanza ‘Tagorenama’ that is being organized from March 22- 23 at the Muktaakash Manch in Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The entry to the event will be free and the show will commence at 7.30 pm. The event is being organized by the Department of Tourism.
The productions will bring different strands of Tagore’s personality and work together. Artists from different forms and parts of India and the world will come together to take a fresh look at his work.
On March 22, a performance ‘With Love’ will be staged where Sarabhai and Australian director Steve Mayer-Miller will create Tagore as he paints, ponders and battles personal demons. It will feature Tom Alter and Revanta Sarabhai as Tagore and Mallika as Victoria Ocampo.
On March 23, ‘Ritu Chakra’ and ‘Street of Voices’ will be staged. In ‘Ritu Chakra’ Australian dancer/choreographer Liz Lea, Revanta and Anahita Sarabhai will dance to Tagore’s cycle of seasons, which will be reinterpreted in contemporary fashion by composers Shashank Acharya and Sandeep Pillai. The performance will be by Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group.
This will be followed by ‘Street of Voices’ on the same day. This production by Scottish puppetry theatre, Symon Macintyre, will depict short stories of Tagore using puppets, dancers, actors, film and the real stories of today’s Indian women. The music will be by Sandeep Pillai.