Padmashri Smt. Chitra Visweswaran’s presents her new production “Nirantharaha – the eternal cylce” .The production features Smt. Chitra Visweswaran and her disciples.
Says Chitra, “After the demise of my husband, R Visweswaran, more than a year ago ,I pondered considerably on how to make a come back and was hesitant to take that first step. This proposal from Happenings (a cultural organisation in Kolkata ), seemed to be an ideal point of re-entry.”
” Happenings” stages an annual festival, Rabindra Utsav .This festival covers theatre, dance and drama and stresses upon looking at Tagore’s works from different perspectives, giving new and varied dimensions to them
This year their very natural choice was Chitra Visweswaran who they felt, was best suited as she had grown up in Calcutta and has so much of Tagore and his music, and the city of Calcutta in her. Her own vision of aesthetics in totality was inspired by Tagore and this gave her the apt platform to perform what she was best at.
Reminiscing of the days with her husband Visweswaran, Chitra speaks of how so many years ago he had taken up two songs of Gitanjali, had them translated them into Tamil, dwelled, pondered, composed, and given shape to it in the form of music and she in dance ….and then put it away in the archives of memory. Chitra now decided to couch an entire production in this musical composition of Viswesh. It appeared to be finally, with a feeling of déjà vu, that fate ensured that it be revived and recreated, as a fitting tribute to Visweswaran.
The result is the production ‘Nirantharaha, – the eternal cycle’ being premiered on 12th Sept in the RABINDRA UTSAV at Kolkata.
The Chennai premier is slated for 19th September 2008 at 6.30pm and the venue is Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore.
Source: The Narthaki.com/Umaa Sathyanarayanan