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ALAIN DANIELOU
Into the Labyrinth

A doc film by Riccardo Biadene

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6pm
with the participation of the director
Apeejay Kolkata Literary festival 2020
Alliance Française du Bengale
57A Park Street, Park Mansions, Gate 3, Flat 15, Kolkata

Friday, 24 January 2020, 6.30pm
with the participation of the director
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium,
IIC, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003

All events are free entry and invitations are not required.

An adventurous musical journey starting from Brittany, passing through India (Shantiniketan, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Konarak, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pondicherry), Paris, Berlin, Venice and Rome, following the story of the French-born Alain Daniélou, Indologist and musicologist who lived in India between the 1930s and the 1960s. The documentary has been screened in Italy and Europe and featured at the following festivals: World Premiere at Vision du Reel 2017 – Nyon (Switzerland), Italian Premiere at Biografilm Festival 2017 – Bologna, Venice International Film Festival 2017, Centre Pompidou IRCAM – Paris 2019.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND DESTINY
by Rabindranath Tagore and Alain Daniélou

performed by Francesca Cassio (vocals) and Gloria Campaner (piano)

Saturday, 18 January 2020 at 6pm
Loreto College, Park Street, Kolkata

Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 6:30 pm
Performance: Songs of Love & Destiny
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003

All events are free entry and invitations are not required.

The transcription for voice and piano of this selection of Tagore’s works was a desire of Rabindranath Tagore himself to bring his work closer to the more customary melodies and styles of the West. The seed of this project, therefore, was born from a request of the Poet to Alain Danielou during the several meetings they had in Shantinikentan between 1932 and 1938. Their meeting was a true encounter between East and West and thanks to the influence of the great Poet, Daniélou made it his vocation to disseminate Indian culture in its many forms, through his publications and cultural projects.

The Tagore-Danielou project was launched in India in 2008, and the recording of the full collection was completed by Dr. Francesca Cassio and M. Ugo Bonessi (piano) in 2010, with the publication of three CDs (for the label Quest World) under the patronage of Visva Bharati University and Harsharan Foundation.

Dr. Francesca Cassio: http://www.francescacassio.com

Gloria Campaner: https://www.gloriacampaner.com