|Kaavyanjali- An ode to Gurudev, a dance theatre production chronicles and traces the extraordinary and far reaching impact of Rabindranath Tagore on Telugu writers, and their poetry.
Kaavyanjali - An ode to Gurudev, juxtaposes an anthology of Tagore's poetry with a selection of similar, comparable Telugu poetry by Devullapalli Krishna Sastry, Rayaprolu Subba Rao and the poet duo of Balantrapu Venkata Rao and Oleti Parvateesam, showcasing a synergy of themes, thoughts and ideas in Telugu poetry of the early 20th century inspired by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
Structured in 4 sections - Nataraja, Prakruti, Maataram and Gitanjali: Kaavyanjali - An Ode to Gurudev, is an offering of poems, in Bengali and Telugu, music - Rabindra Sangeet and Carnatic music, classical dance and English narration; that spans the arc of Tagore's poetry and their evident influence on Telugu poetry.
This production is in collaboration with distinguished and well known renowned Tagore scholar, Dr Partha Ghose and renowned Telugu scholar and writer, Prof. Mrunalini Chunduri.
Kaavyanjali - An Ode to Gurudev is Shankarananda Kalakshetra's pranaam to Vishwakavi Rabindranath Tagore.
Duration : 60 minutes
Language : Bengali, Telugu
Style : Dance Theatre
Music : Rabindra Sangeet and S. Venu Madhav for Telugu Poetry
English Script : Jayant Dwarakanath