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Beyond the classical: Tagore and modern dance in Bengal

Dr Prarthana Purkayastha
Thursday, 26 October 2006 - 10:30am

This seminar will address Rabindranath Tagore's contribution to dance performance and the evolution of the Bengali dance-drama genre in Bengal in the early 20th century in relation to the religious, cultural and political milieu of that time. Dr Purkayastha has pursued research on dance and currently teaches on the Dance Programme, School of Arts, Roehampton University, London.