Workshop: Interpreting Tagore through Dance- Nagar Sangeet (Song of the City)

Bisakha Sarker MBE has collaborated with poet-translator William Radice, actor-dancer Shobna Gulati and musician Chris Davies in making a dance piece based on Tagore’s poem Nagar Sangeet. Bisakha will share her process and lead a workshop setting creative tasks. Open to dancers of all genres, levels and experience. Observers also welcomed. 

Bisakha Sarker

Bisakha Sarker is a leading practitioner of Indian creative dance trained by Uday and Amala Shankar and later with Manjushri Chaki-Sarker. She has worked as a performer, choreographer, researcher, educationalist, and video maker.

She works all over the country in a wide range of situations. Her innovative work, much of it with disabled people, has challenged traditional cultural boundaries. Her rich spiritual creativity inspires others to translate their experiences and emotions into the shapes and rhythms of dance.

Many of Bisakha’s dance pieces are based on Tagore’s poems : The GiftGolden Boat,a solo based on the dance drama portraying the relationship between Arjun and the warrior princess ChitrangandaAhalya and finally Song of the City.

Sunday 21st September 11.00 am-1.00 pm Free 

The Tagore Centre, Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ.  Phone: 020 8444 6751

Space is limited, so please email to reserve your place: