The Tagore Project

Two dancers settle into their memories and find their anchor in the music and poetry of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. They dig into their personal histories and embark on a journey of togetherness. They bring their recollections into the present through their individual practices of Indian classical dance (Kathak, Bharatanatyam). 

As children too, they danced to the songs of Tagore. Seeped into nostalgia, they honor the Bengali culture that nurtured them. They hope that this intimate celebration brings them closer to Tagore, to their language, families, and communities.

Choreographers and performers: Tanveer Alam and Atri Nundy

Music direction: Hasheel

Dramaturgy and costumes: Harikishan S. Nair

Supported by Tangente, Montreal

Premiered at Sampradaya Dance Theatre, Mississauga (2022)

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