Dance: EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS by Bidisha Dasgupta


When Nobel-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore met Einstein in 1930 they discussed science, religion, and consciousness. Inspired by this encounter, Dasgupta's work blends modern dance, Bharatanatyam Indian classical, and Tagore's Rabindra Nritya dance style to explore our ties to the cosmos. 

Mangalam Dance and Shiva3 present EINSTEIN/TAGORE: SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS, Bidisha Dasgupta's collection of original dance works that draws inspiration from Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore's profound conversations in the late 1920s. By combining a movement-based interpretation of their musings with inspiration from Tagore's poetry and songs, her choreography explores human ties to the cosmos. Dasgupta's world-premiere performance fuses the Bharatanatyam style of Indian classical dance with Tagore's Rabindra Nritya dance style, as well as modern dance. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms in the world.