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Date(s) - 09/09/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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University of Saskatchewan’s Quance Theatre

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A Canada 150 Celebration focused on Nobel Laureate Poet Tagore

University of Saskatchewan’s Quance Theatre will be the venue for a different kind of Canada 150 celebration on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m. It is a celebration from the perspectives of Canada’s immigrants drawing on the ideas and ideals of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore. It will feature a collage of performances presented through poems, songs, dances of Tagore. The program starts with Tagore’s visit to Canada in 1929 and proceeds through the themes of culture and heritage, multiculturalism, universalism and humanism. The evening’s presentation ends with a commitment to reconciliation and peacebuilding woven around the Tagore poem “Call to Canada” that he wrote following his visit. Accompanying the musical and dance presentation, there will be a display of posters depicting some of the archival photographs of Tagore, copies of some of his paintings available in the public domain and excerpts from some his writings.

The program is a community service initiative of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon-Nutana produced in collaboration with Prairie Tagore Society, U of S College of Arts and Science and Bangladesh Students Association at the U of S. It is financially supported by Canada 150 Fund and Saskatoon Community Foundation.

The program will be in both English and Bangla (original language of songs and poems) with English translations provided on the screen where appropriate.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.

For further information, please contact:

Asit Sarkar 306-717-2436 (cell) asit.sarkar@usask.ca (Email)

Jebunnessa Chapola 639-470-2040 (cell) jebunnessa.chapola@usask.ca

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