Chitrangada charity gala premiere – Brussels


The charity gala premiere of Chitrangada took place on Sunday, 23 September 2012 at the Gold Hall, SQUARE, Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels. The evening, which was supported by the Embassy of India, Belgium, provided an all-round perspective of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The evening was in aid of Santiniketan Sishutirtha.


19:00 Doors open & welcome champagne

Exhibitions kindly provided by the Indian Embassy in Brussels:
– Tagore’s
– Tagore and the romance of travel

20:00 Live performance with singers Manini Mukhopadhyay, Sayan Bandyopadhyay, Kaberi Chatterjee and musicians from Santiniketan, India: The Story of Gitanjali. Cast (and Gitanjali poem languages): Adriana Opromolla (Italian), Ágnes Karzás (Hungarian), Alexandra Shlyopkina (Russian), Arlette Schreiber (French), Jee Reusens (Dutch),  Josef Schwarz (Czech), Konstanze Hanreich (German), Luisa Castellanos (Spanish), Maria Glowacz (Polish), Olga Profili (Greek), Prajna Paramita (English), Raluca Zaharia (Romanian) & Sofie Gardestedt (Swedish). The Dutch poem is a new translation by Victor van Bijlert from the original Bengali.

21:00 Interval – cash bar

21:30 Film premiere: Chitrangada

The Story of Gitanjali and Chitrangada were subtitled in English and French.

Dress code

Black Tie (For men: Dinner jacket/smoking & For women: elegant evening dress) or traditional formal costume.


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  3 Responses to “Chitrangada charity gala premiere – Brussels”

  1. […] thought you ought to know why we selected Santiniketan Sishutirtha as the beneficiary of our charity gala premiere of Chitrangada in Brussels on 23 September. 50% of any profits from the evening will go to […]

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  3. […] In my blog post at the end of July about staging The Story of Gitanjali in Brussels during the charity gala premiere of Chitrangada, I had mentioned my idea to have each poem presented in a different language. I am very pleased that, thanks to a very talented and international group of performers, this idea has been transformed into a reality. So this is how we will be presenting The Story of Gitanjali during Sunday’s premiere. […]

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