This project is based on music of renowned dance drama of Tagore, Chitrangada with a blend of Balinese style and Indian. The uniqueness of this presentation is that any TAGORE creation has never been rendered in this way where a neighboring country's music which has so much influence of Indian music is involved in the manifestation of Tagore's thought.
Yet to date Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are continuing to be dramatized in Balinese style and really has achieved grand success. This crossover culture performance can actually render new dimension to the music and creation. With a similar view Dhwani Academy under the direction of Pt. Abhijit Banerjee has intended to work on this project. We also intend to introduce the flavor on Tagore style of Dance Drama. This effort will actually focus into the exploration and spreading of immortal work of Tagore.
Among the innumerable creations of Tagore we have chosen Chitrangada for some very obvious reasons.
This beautiful dance drama has been performed on the platform of North-East culture and Balinese has got the similarity. The music and the dancing styles are also very similar. At the same time since Mahabharata have already being popularized there and ARJUN the protagonist of the epic has also being personified in this dance drama so the effect that we are aspiring to put will attain its summit.