CHITRANGADA,

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.

CREDITS

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

Music: Pramita Mallick and Sasha Goshal

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Premiere: Salle Jean-Desprez, Gatineau, December 2009
Partners: Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, City of Gatineau, L’Avant-Première.

We'd like to thank our principal partners

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