QUEEN OF HEARTS 2009
Presented in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Sherbrooke and Gatineau, Chitrangada Queen of Hearts combines storytelling and Odissi dance. It is an adaptation of the dramatic poem Chitrangada written by Rabindranâth Tagore (1861-1941). Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore celebrates the strength of women and the advent of an era where relationships can be based on respect and equality.
Storyteller: Jacques Falquet
Dancer: Sonia St-Michel
Director: Isabelle Bélisle
Lyrics and music: Rabindranath Tagore
Adaptation: Jacques Falquet
Choreography: Ambika Panikar and Sonia St-Michel
Creative consultant: Mita Basu
Music: Pramita Mallick and Sasha Goshal
Premiere: Salle Jean-Desprez, Gatineau, December 2009
Partners: Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, City of Gatineau, L’Avant-Première.