Seoul, April 26- A dance tribute to Rabindranath Tagore “Pranam Gurudev” as a part of 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore in Korea was organized by the Embassy of India at the newly established Indian Cultural Center (ICC) here today. The show displayed a motley mix of India’s varied dance forms by Indian Revival Group from India and a Kathak tribute by Korean dancer Eun Joo Lim. The program also included enactment of Tagore’s poem “Where the mind is without fear”, dances on Rabindra Sangeet and excerpts from Dance drama Chandalika. Many dignitaries including His Excellency Ambassador of India Mr. Skand R. Tayal, Mrs. Kusam Tayal, Ms. Kim young-shik President of Tagore Society of Korea, Professor M.M. Goel, ICCR Chair Professor of Indian economy, HUFS, Professor Ramchandra Pode, Mr. C.K.Kim, Mr Satish Sharma, Mr. Shyam Sunder along with many fans of Indian dance in Korea were present on the occasion.Indian Revival Group is one of the premier dance ensembles of India, which celebrated 60 years of unbroken chain of existence since its inception in 1948. The Group has performed 5000 shows & conducted 250 tours through the length & the breadth of the country taking art to the masses. A product of Tagore’s Shantiniketan & Gandhian ideologies & a distinguished choreographer who ranks amongst the pioneers, Yog Sunder is the Founder-Director of Indian Revival Group. He was honoured by the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his lifetime contribution to the field of dance. A versatile dancer & choreographer, Papiha Desai has a multitude of compositions to her credit which have been showcased in India, on national television and in International forums. Papiha continues in her father’s footsteps and carries the work of the Group forward.
This was stated by Ms Banu Prakesh, Second Secretary (Culture & Education) and Director ICC in a press release