Shanay Jhaveri talks about Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne Billancourt, Albert Khan’s Garden film: Camille Sauvageot and Roger Dumas, 1921. Iniva November 2013. First workshop.
The performance was a re-imagining of some Tagore songs in a universal, trans-national context. The Bengali poetry was refracted through a lens made up of European free improvisation, Western orchestral music and Amharic song.
The ensemble comprised:
Ansuman Biswas – musical direction
Guillaume Viltard – bass
Ian Smith – trumpet
Marlies van Gengelen – oboe
Haymanot Tesfa – voice
Gabrielle Schleijpen talks about Internationalism and being at home through her experience of running DAI, which does not have a home.
Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne-Billancourt, 1926/7, France, short film presented in March by Shanay Jhaveri. This is the garden were a famous photograph of Tagore among flowers was taken, and later emulated by Satyajit Ray.