Shankarananda Kalakshetra presents
Kavyanjali - An Ode to Gurudev
Ravindra Bharati, 7pm
August 26, 2016 Hyderabad

August 23, 2016

The Department of Languages & Culture, Government of Telangana in collaboration with Shankarananda Kalakshetra, will be presenting Ananda Shankar Jayant’s acclaimed dance theatre production Kavyanjali - An Ode to Gurudev.

Date: Friday the 26th August 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad

Kavyanjali - An ode to Gurudev, traces the extraordinary and far reaching impact of Rabindranath Tagore on Telugu writers, and their poetry, and will juxtapose an anthology of   Tagore’s poetry with a selection of similar, comparable Telugu poetry by Devullapalli Krishna Sastry, Rayaprolu Subba Rao and the poet duo of Balantrapu Venkata Rao and Oleti Parvateesam, showcasing a synergy of themes, thoughts and ideas in Telugu poetry of the early 20th century inspired by Rabindranath Tagore.

Structured in 4 sections (Nataraja, Prakruti, Maataram and Gitanjali) Kaavyanjali – An Ode to Gurudev, is an offering of poems in Bengali and Telugu, music - Rabindra Sangeet and Carnatic music, classical dance and English narration; that spans the arc of  Tagore’s poetry and their evident influence on Telugu poetry.




This production is created in collaboration with distinguished Tagore scholar Dr. Partha Ghose and renowned  Telugu scholar and writer Prof. Mrunalini Chunduri, with music by Sathiraju Venumadhav for the Telugu poetry, Mrs. Dolan Banerjee for the Rabindra Sangeet, costume by Ganesh Nallari and lights by Prakash Savio. Kavyanjali – An Ode to Gurudev is Shankarananda Kalakshetra’s  pranaam  to Vishwakavi Rabindranath Tagore.

Kavyanjali returns to Hyderabad, with a stellar cast of 20 dancers, having received critical acclaim, for its dance choreography, and theatrical presentation

Invitations available at Office of Director Culture, Ravindra Bharati:
Ph: (040) - 23242482 / query.sk@gmail.com