Lecture: Demonstration

Nrityanjali: Expressing Tagore through Odissi
Debi Basu
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An enchanting evening that celebrates the timeless poetry of Rabindranath Tagore through the captivating language of Odissi dance. Renowned Odissi exponent Guru Debi Basu will present her recent choreographic works, which masterfully translate Tagore's evocative imagery, profound emotions, and spiritual depth into mesmerizing dance movements.Guru Basu, a senior disciple of the legendary Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, is renowned for her purity of form and stirring expression. Her deep interest in literature and philosophy permeates through her dance, making her the perfect artist to bring Tagore's literary gems to life on stage.

Following the dance performance, Oliver Craske, the acclaimed author of the Ravi Shankar biography "Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar," will engage Guru Basu in a captivating conversation. They will delve into her approach to interpreting Tagore's work and unraveling the layers of his literary poems through the medium of Odissi.