Rabindranath Tagore's Biography

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Impact of Rabindranath Tagore

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Santiniketan - The Aashram

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Role of Tagore in Modernization of Indian Dance

Rabindranath Tagore

Dance lifestyle motivated by great personality Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) symbolizes not only an era of vivid creativeness, but also a cutting-edge in the modernization of the Native Indian dance landscape. It is amazing how in an interval of traditional dance revivalism, great dancers Tagore sensed the need for advancements to show his graceful thoughts. His legendary outcome of dance programs and arrangements protects a huge choice from stories to summary pictures, challenging many dance expressions. In the area of popular Santiniketan, great Guru motivated younger performers to sketch content from different traditional resources and person’s customs. He kept his gates start to concepts from both the Southern and the European planets. In this way, his idea of dance became overflowing, while still staying greatly based in great ancient Indian culture and tradition of dance.

His passion to make a modern design of dance is obvious from his unsettled search for a dance terminology from different areas of Indian. Even across nationwide limitations. Between the years of 1919 to the year of 1924 great creative personality Rabindranath Tagore journeyed regularly all over Indian and overseas.

At Shantiniketan place, under his assistance, performers consumed motions from Kandyan, Javanese, and European person’s dances. The poet was interested by the independence of activity in European modern and impressionist dance, while the sensitive framework of the Javanese dance-drama motivated him to make a unique way of dance-drama.

Great Tagore`s participation to the modernization of amazing Indian  dance cannot be in contrast to the rebirth of historical dance types which was developing elsewhere in the nation. He was motivated by custom to shift ahead to a creative upcoming where type and content would go with each other through a modern procedure. To Guru Dev Rabindranath Tagore, dance was the organic man's reaction of organic actual idea of different feelings.

The thematic content of great Tagore`s dance-dramas, music, and poems known as for advancement in the strategy of dancing. His styles had shown the ethos of the modern age. Below are two illustrations of his narrative-


This is a reinterpretation of a Jataka tale. In great Tagore`s tale, the females have a vivid sex of regional lifestyle, not under the oppressive Brahman custom. Prakriti, the hero, rebels against the exercise of caste elegance. In the prose-play, she details the Buddhist monk Amanda: "I have introduced you down to the dirt.... Otherwise, how would you save me from it?"


This dance-drama is a clean presentation of the Mahabharata tale with a redefinition of the male-female connection. Towards the end of this loving dance-drama, the enthusiast queen affirms: "I am Chitrangada, the queen and not a devi, nor a common lady. I am not the one to be placed above and worshipped; or to be remaining behind as a subordinate. Only when you let me be by your part in success and hardship will you then know me."