twitterfacebookgooglevimeoyoutubemail
CULTURE CENTRE
Film - Theatre - Music/Dance - Books - TV - Gallery - Art - Fashion/Lifestyle - Video

Tagore 2014: Love, peace, ideas and great music

Tagore 2014: Love, peace, ideas and great music

June 19 2014

A festival celebrating an iconic Indian figure draws together some of the best around, both contemporary and classical…

By Chitra Mogul

TWO great maestros of music will descend on a 14th century house and grounds in Devon to celebrate the spirit and work of one of the greatest literary and artistic figures of all time, Rabindranath Tagore, this weekend.

Mercury music prize winner Talvin Singh (pictued above) and Indian sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan are just two of a whole posy of talent that can be seen at the three-day festival, “Tagore 2014: Celebration of Peace”, which starts tomorrow (June 20) at Dartington in Devon.

Singh, who has played alongside a number of global icons, including Madonna and Jay Z, and most recently collaborated with Yoko Ono, can be seen in the studio space at Dartington Hall.

In the great hall, one of India’s great musicians, sarod player Amjad Ali Khan, will take up residence for a short time on Saturday evening.

A much revered global figure, he hails from a family whose ancestors are said to have invented the instrument. Ali Khan’s sons, Ayaan and Aman, are all famous sarod players in their own right.

ACV
Amjad Ali Khan plays at Tagore 2014

Kathak dancer Akash Odedra is another major figure to be performing at Tagore 14 this year.

One of Dartington’s new associate artists, he will be performing “Murmur” and “Inked” which are both deeply personal pieces as he told us. The double bill can be seen on Sunday.

Indian-born composer Param Vir brings his unique engagement with the musical works of Tagore to the great hall on Sunday as well.

Among Dartington’s other associate artists performing are the multi-disciplinary Impermanence Dance Theatre and audio-storytellers, Earfilms.

Leading live artist Asuman Biswas will start a major new commission that will finish at Tagore 2015. He will embark on his new role as artist-in-residence.

Social activist and campaigner Satish Kumar, creator of the first Tagore Festival in 2011, will lead a meditation and speak on inner peace as an essential precursor to building peace with others.

Another one of the highlights will be the Bollywood dance workshop run by Anand Bhatt.

Nearby Newton Abbot’s own mbira (African musical instrument) player Chartwell Dutiro curates an event featuring five world-class exponents of world music.

Billed as a festival bringing “world-class performers representing the very best of East meets West”, and embodying Tagore’s ideals, it brings together music, dance, ideas and artistic practice to a part of the country much admired for it scenic beauty and rolling landscapes.

As well as the opportunity to hear and see great artists, there are myriad other points of interest and activities in the historic grounds.

Bill Gee, artistic director of the Dartington Hall Trust, says: “Tagore 2014 offers the chance experience a little of Tagore’s vision of arts, ideas and crafts in daily life over three vibrant days.

“Not only will you see and hear outstanding musicians, dancers, theatre and peace activists from around the world, but you can take part – from Schumacher College’s (an ecology school) Wild Ideas tent on liberation ecology to the Midsummer Fire Party located on the banks of the Dart.

“The outdoor performances are set to be truly magical experiences in the soaringly beautiful Dartington grounds.”

Some of the workshops at the Festival are: Schumacher College Wild Ideas tent on Liberation Ecology, Stone Carving, 5 Ways to Wellbeing, The Poster Workshop, Impermanence Creative, Alternative Therapy Tasters, Freedom Quilt Workshop, Wake Up Yoga!, Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing, My Imagination Saved Me and the Midsummer Fire Party! Tim Crabtree on Mindfulness; Satish Kumar on Make Tea Not War; Bread, Print & Roses on the Anarchist Bakery and political posters; art activist Ruth Cross on No Justice No Peace.

ACV
One of the many attractions of Tagore 2014, decorated elephant photo: Jacqui Gratton

Those supporting the festival include Sangeeta Datta, Javed Aktar & Zoe Rahman, Free Radicals – No Justice No Peace, Neil Callagham & Simone Kenyon, Sangeeta Bahadur, A Taste of Wellbeing, Sukanta Chaudhuri, Soundart Unity Party, World of Sacred Music, Stories to Wear, Dr Kalyan Kundu, Dalala My Bike, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Dark Mountain, Seedy Sisters, Nicki Wells, Bhavan and Peace, Impermanence Dance, Dance in Devon, Peter Oswald, One Taste, The Letters, and Omblivion.

Dartington Hall also has The Shops at Dartington with 15 boutique shops, a conference centre with accommodation and the award-winning White Hart restaurant and bar. Over one million visitors annually visit Dartington.

Based at the Dartington Hall Trust grounds, Schumacher College runs courses in sustainable living and tries to look afresh at the ecological challenges facing humans in the 21st century. It was founded by Kumar.

The festival, now in its fourth year, is hosted at Dartington Hall, which comprises a school and a centre for the performing arts and this is supported by the Arts Council.

Dartington itself was inspired by Santiniketan, the school and centre for arts set up in Calcutta (Kolkata) by Tagore himself.

His secretary Leonard Elmhirst returned to the UK to recreate a similar ideal on 880 leafy acres in the Devon countryside.

In 1925, he and his wife, Dorothy bought the run-down estate, renovated it and set up the Dartington Hall Trust. That was to be the beginning of what was called the ‘Dartington Experiment’.

The couple were the creators of a number of initiatives, including the Dartington House School.

The estate became a hub for creative artists, musicians, architects and philosophers from around the globe. These included, to name a few, Bertrand Russell, Yehudi Menuhin, Stravinsky, Ravi Shankar, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw and, of course, Tagore himself.

For more information, visit www.dartington.org.

Tagore 14 festival tickets available from £5-£15 at http://www.dartington.org/tagore-festival/tickets/ or 01803 847070

Want to tell us what you saw and liked or not? Visit us on facebook

Share Button
Written by Asian Culture Vulture

40 Comments

  1. Best Corporate Events Manager Hyderabad · November 29, 2017

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Informations here|Here you will find 41259 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  2. DMPK Assays · December 14, 2017

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 24259 more Infos|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  3. Coehuman iraq · December 17, 2017

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|Here you will find 21621 more Informations|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  4. cpns kota depok 2019 · December 26, 2017

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Informations here|Here you can find 11392 additional Informations|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  5. penerimaan cpns pusat 2018 · December 29, 2017

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 79772 additional Infos|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  6. Software manajemen klinik · January 9, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Read More Informations here|Here you will find 89359 additional Informations|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  7. autotrading · January 29, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 15433 more Infos|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  8. green coffee · February 24, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Find More Informations here|Here you can find 17380 more Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  9. freemoviesz · February 26, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Read More Informations here|There you will find 5195 more Informations|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  10. CPNS 2018 Kota Palopo · February 27, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 88088 additional Infos|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  11. manutenção informatica · March 6, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Informations here|Here you can find 29507 more Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  12. aménagement salle de bain · April 3, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 10307 additional Infos|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  13. Array Questions · April 16, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Read More Informations here|There you can find 39100 more Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  14. forex trading · April 18, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|There you will find 47934 additional Informations|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  15. iq iq · April 19, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Informations here|There you will find 6686 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  16. forex signals · May 8, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Read More Infos here|Here you can find 48406 more Infos|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  17. cash advance · May 21, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Read More Informations here|Here you will find 12920 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  18. Search Engine Optimization experts · June 8, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 33919 more Infos|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  19. system · June 11, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|Here you will find 71823 more Informations|Informations on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  20. sbobet soccer · June 11, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Read More Informations here|Here you will find 33841 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  21. Ascending dose K studies in Rodents · June 19, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 53912 additional Infos|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  22. Outsource DMPK · June 21, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Find More Informations here|Here you can find 86577 more Informations|Informations on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  23. colege11 · July 2, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 90085 more Infos|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  24. penis enlargement · July 4, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Infos here|There you can find 26726 more Infos|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  25. buy new Samsung handset · July 11, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 54609 more Infos|Informations on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  26. 토토사이트 추천 · July 27, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 55674 additional Infos|Informations on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  27. instakram takipci hilesi · August 5, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|Here you will find 90135 more Informations|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  28. krwawienie · August 6, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 78987 more Infos|Informations on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  29. nick diaz vs josh neer · August 16, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 3021 more Infos|Infos to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  30. like this · August 19, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you can find 97529 more Infos|Infos on that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  31. Learn More · August 20, 2018

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here|Find More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 48772 more Infos|Informations to that Topic: asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/tagore-2014-love-peace-ideas-great-music/ […]

  32. barcelona drakt med trykk · September 10, 2018

    barcelona drakt med trykk

    Great website! It looks extremely good! Keep up the good work!

  33. Arsenal tröja · September 10, 2018

    Arsenal tröja

    Truly….such a advantageous internet site.

  34. Billige fiorentina fodboldtrøjer · September 12, 2018

    Billige fiorentina fodboldtrøjer

    thank a lot for your internet site it assists a whole lot.

  35. Fodboldtrøjer · September 23, 2018

    Fodboldtrøjer

    I adore this site – its so usefull and helpfull.

  36. maglia Lazio · September 26, 2018

    maglia Lazio

    Wow cuz this is excellent job! Congrats and keep it up.

  37. maglia Barcellona poco prezzo · September 27, 2018

    maglia Barcellona poco prezzo

    Incredibly individual pleasant site. Enormous information readily available on few clicks.

  38. Liverpool tröja 2018 · September 27, 2018

    Liverpool tröja 2018

    Passion the site– extremely user friendly and great deals to see!

  39. Barcelona Tröja · September 27, 2018

    Barcelona Tröja

    I enjoy browsing your web sites. Regards!

  40. maglie del calcio · October 28, 2018

    maglie del calcio

    jxkgsuch3v 175iwojy Billige Fodboldtrøjer af01tc8h e3js91v6\n hkgjame3 sbolp8jef6 billige fotballdrakter hjkis4c90 avuj1d2\n gd0cvwrnz bs1a27td maglie calcio 49axv0fz lv2i8o4\n jcekt9p05 7e9u5bp maglie calcio poco prezzo 3vx6pd p8gwrs0u\n hp…