In addition to two segments of Tagore Songs by the professional singers from abroad, artists from local Bangladesh and Indian community will participate in local programs.
1. Inaugural Dance Program led by Annapurna Chandra.
The Seasons of life
There are six seasons in the Indian calendar, Grishma or summer, Varsha the rainy season, Sharat early autumn, Sheet the winter season and Rituraj Vasanta spring, the king of all seasons. The artistic and musical genius of Rabindranath Tagore has celebrated the ever-changing moods of these seasons in hundreds of poignant and evocative songs. He always loved to live very close to nature. Ever since Rabindranath's time, it has been a tradition at santiniketan to welcome each season with Rabindra Sangeet and Rabindra-nritya. For the participants, this is both homage and celebration. Sanskriti’s presentation “The Seasons of Life” is an Indian Classical dance homage to the poet’s incredibly beautiful songs inspired by the seasonal cycle.
Sruti Uttekar, Sowji Akshintala, Sanskruti Uttekar, Adrija Ghosh, Neera Bhattacharya, Arpita Roy, Joyee Banerjee, Debapriya Chakraborty, Pamela Das, Abira Das, Chandreyee Mukherjee, Mousumi Bose, Aparna Dasgupta, Devi Mitra, Devyani Biswas, Barnali Barua, Rubna Rasid, Sharmista Modak, Anusheh Abdullah, Shaheen Khatua, Saborni Kundu.
Creative Director: Annapurna Chandra
2. Local Program : Modhyo Gogone Robi led by Tina Jabeen
Concept: Imtiaz Ahmed, Nandita Yasmin,Rubna Rashid, and Tina Jabeen
Choreography: Naushaba Rashid Rubna
Director and Coordinator: Tina Jabeen
3. Local Program : "Anondo Torongo" led by Paromita Das.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy... The above enchanting spirit of exhilaration and exuberance is depicted in this "Nritya Giti Alekhya" .
This presentation is composed based on Puja songs of Gitabitan. Tagore's philosophy of inner peace and Joy within, is mirrored in AnondoTorongo presented by Sanskriti.