SPCkraft, an interdisciplinary arts collective, spearheaded by Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee in association with MOHORBEETHIKA ANGAN have come forward to celebrate the centenary of Viswa Bharati university, Shantiniketan through a video documentation titled SHEEKKHATIRTHO. Scripted by Ketaki Mukherjee and anchored by Suparna Datta, this programme revisits the legacy of education and cultural transcendence that the university envisioned and nurtured. The university propounded a value-based education, an open outlook to arts and of course a global perspective of knowledge. Looking back at the glorious years luminaries like Supriyo Tagore, Beethika Mukhopadhyay, Sharmila Ray Pomot, Pramita Mallick, Pabitra Sarkar, Martin Kaempchen, Basabi Fraser and many others including alumni from various parts of the world have shared their memories and their association with the Tagorean ouevre.
The documentation also comprises performances by Srikanto Acharya, Bratoti Bandopadhyay, Lee Alison Sibley, Lysa Ahmad Lisa, Manoj Murali Nayar, Sasha Ghoshal, Srovonti Basu Bandopadhyay, Priyam Mukherjee, Ritapa Bhattacharya and members of SPCkraft. “While the pandemic has almost crippled the education system in the country, I thought of understanding whether digitization has narrowed the walls or widened the horizons. Keeping all the political anarchy behind, this project should interest the youth to appreciate the essence of world-education that Tagore, a polymath, had introduced to India only 100 years back”, said Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, the brain behind the show.
SHEEKKHATIRTHO opens on June 12th at 9pm on the facebook page of SPCkraft.