Teesside Bengali Institute Festival – Programme

Series nameTeesside Bengali Institute
Description

This document relates to a millennium festival organised by the Teesside Bengali Institute in Middlesbrough in June 2000. The event showcased Asian arts and culture and commemorated Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday anniversary. The introduction contains a greeting from the festival organiser and an excerpt from one of Tagore’s poems. Pushpalata Dance Company’s dance-drama ‘Chitrangada’, written by Tagore, was performed at the festival.

Date of Creation / Publication2000
CreatorTeesside Bengali Institute
Associated Person/ OrganisationPawar, Priya; Mukherjee, Joydeb
Location
Collection and Reference NumberPushpalata Dance Company (GB 2661 PD)
Catalogue NumberPD/TBI/1
Copyright
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Priya Pawar.
Series notesIn June 2000, the Teesside Bengali Institute in Middlesbrough held a special Millennium festival which showcased Asian arts and culture and also commemorated Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday. One of the events featured was Pushpalata Dance Company’s performance of Tagore’s dance-drama, Chitrangada. The digitised items include: an introductory message from the organiser of the event, a letter of support from Prime Minister Tony Blair and a synopsis of the dance performance Chitrangada.
Collection notesThe digitised materials from the Pushpalata Dance Company consist of documentation such as flyers and photographs of Priya Pawar’s performances such as ‘Chitrangada’, ‘Chandalika, The Outcaste’, Kathak-Odissi performances and various others. In addition, photographs and leaflets relating to her previous dance company, Triveni, her community, outreach and education work and biographical information are also included.
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