City Of joy will celebrate Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya – a Satabdi Acharyya dance production on 20th May 2016

Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya – a Satabdi Acharyya dance production
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya – a Satabdi Acharyya dance production
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Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya  – a Satabdi Acharyya dance production
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya
– a Satabdi Acharyya dance production

Mitrayan in association with Bikramshila and Gaudiya Nritya Bharati cordially invites you to

Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya

– a Satabdi Acharyya dance production

conveived and based on the importance of ‘the journey from darkness to light’

as presented in the Upanishads and the works of Rabindranath Tagore,

as well as those of composers like Hemanga Biswas and Salil Chowdhury –

at the

Kala Mandir

48 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700017


Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6.30 pm.



Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya

will be presented with the financial support of the

Ministry of Culture, Government of India.


The Chief Guest will be

Dr. Om Prakash Bharti,

Director, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Kolkata


The Special Guest will be

Dr. Asit Roy,

Chairman, Department of Music, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.



The dance style of Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya includes Gaudiya Nritya

with a touch of Kuchipudi and Kathak, various folk dance forms of Bengal,

Japanese folk dance and contemporary styles.

Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya …the concept


‘Lead us from darkness to light’…this famous message from the Upanishads has been inspiring the entire mankind, dispelling the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge.  In Sishupaath, a book for children by Rabindranath Tagore, the first lesson is aalo hoy, gelo bhoy (light removes fear). Light, in the form of energy particles, has given birth to our mother Earth. The rays of the Sun falling on the Earth have induced life and animated the Earth. The first discovery of man was fire, and this led to other major discoveries by mankind. In the aura of those bright rays of fire, man has learnt to become civilized, with light acting as the first step.  Light is considered to be the initiator of new development, giving a new direction to all living things. It leads to the development of new ideas and thoughts in different forms; it brightens the paths of our lives. Light symbolizes knowledge, hope, creation, new beginnings, new ideas. When man is engulfed by the darkness of cruelty, jealousy, thirst for power, the divine light within his soul directs him to the right path, and man continues the unending journey from darkness to light. Light is moksha, uniting with the Almighty, gaining the ultimate knowledge about the Parambrahma. In the words of Rabindranath Tagore – bhengechho duar, eshechho jyotirmoy, tomari hok joy ( O Lord! You have reached me by breaking the doors of darkness to lead me towards light. I bow to you!)


Keeping in mind this immense significance of ‘light’ in our life, Satabdi Acharyya has based her new production on this concept – to renew and review everything through a new ray of light.


Direction and Choreography : Satabdi Acharyya
Creative Direction : Subhadip Chakraborty
Concept : Banani Chakraborty and Prof. Mahua Mukherjee
Music Direction : Subhadip Chakraborty and Ayan Mukherjee
Script : Suvo Dasgupta and Babul Acharyya

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