Programme

Provisional programme

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

THE SCHOOL OF THE POET RABINDRANATH TAGORE: ART, SCIENCE, NATURE AND EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION.

A transdisciplinary meeting for research and experimentation

Valladolid, 6th and 7th May 2022

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Experimentation through the arts, dialogue and reflection

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The approach will be holistic and harmonious

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Tool for social and pedagogical transformation

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Dialogue with educational models from creativity and innovation

Friday 6th May

MORNING SESSION: FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK, UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID

9:00

Reception and delivery of accreditations

At the entrance of the Assembly Hall

9:00

Welcome

Music and meditation by guest artist Somjit Dasgupta

9:45

Indian Ritual: Institutional presentation

Assembly Hall

With the participation of:

  • VC of the University of Valladolid
  • Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Ambassador of India to Spain
  • Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  • President of the Spain Indian Council Foundation
  • Director of International Relations of Acciona
  • Director of Casa de la India Foundation
10:10

Presentation of the philosophy of the congress as Tagorean inspiration

  • Pro-Vice-chancellor of Internationalization of the University of Valladolid
  • Director of Casa de la India Foundation
  • Director of CETIE (Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Education)
  • Director of the School of India
10:30

PLENARY SESSION I – KNOWLEDGE ENCOUNTERS

«The School of the Poet Rabindranath Tagore: Art, Science, Nature and Educational Innovation» 

Lecture (in English) online live from India by Uma Das Gupta, scholar and biographer of Rabindranath Tagore.

Presented by Paloma Castro, Pro-Vice-chancellor of Internationalization of the University of Valladolid.

11:30

Coffee break

 

12:00

PLENARY SESSION II – KNOWLEDGE ENCOUNTERS 

«Rabindranath Tagore: Confluence and Creativity»

Lecture (in English) by Bashabi Fraser, Professor Emerita of English & Creative Writing. Director, Scottish Center of Tagore Studies (ScoTs). Edinburgh Napier University.

Presented by Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan, Professor of North American Literature at the University of Valladolid.

13:00 - 14:00

THEORETICAL – PRACTICAL EXPERIMENTAL SPACE I

Corporal expression room:

Sabidurías del cuerpo en las artes del movimiento tradicionales de la India. Transmisión (maestro/a – discípulo/a) y experiencia estética (Rasa – emoción)

By Mónica de la Fuente, Artistic Director of Lab-India for Performing Arts

14:00

Lunch 

*Not included in the price of the Conference*

AFTERNOON SESSION: CASA DE LA INDIA

Escuela de la india: un modelo holístico y experimental, inspirado en la filosofía educativa de Rabindranath Tagore.

By School of India team.

17:30

Chai break (indian tea)

 

18:00

«Había una vez… un bosque: innovación educativa a la luz de Tagore»

By Noemí González Martínez and Carlos Moriyón Mojica.

18:30

Pensamiento creativo en la Escuela. Evidencias científicas y propuestas metodológicas

By Henar Rodríguez, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Valladolid.

19:00

Education as a tool for social change. 

  • Toni Aragón, PRAE (Educational Environmental Proposals), Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y León
  • Viviana Bovino, member and founder of Residui Teatro
  • Tatiana Rodríguez, teacher and technical teaching advisor of Education of the Regional Government of Castilla y León
  • Lourdes Peña, El Majuelo educational innovation project
  • Fernando González, Art and Nature, El Majuelo educational innovation project
  • Moderator: Pro-Vice-chancellor of Internationalization of the University of Valladolid
20:00 - 20:30

Garden break

 

20:30 - 21:30

Cultural activity
Prakriti: Creative Nature”

Audio-visual show with dance, music and theatre performance by Mónica de la Fuente and Yonder Rodríguez.

Saturday 7th May

MORNING SESSION: FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK, UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID

9:00

WELCOME

Music and meditation by guest artist Somjit Dasgupta.

9:30

PLENARY SESSION III – KNOWLEDGE ENCOUNTERS

Lecture (in English)

Primers for a Poet’s School: Identity, Nature and Creativity in the Santiniketan Experiment

  • By Amrit Sen, professor, Bhasha Bhavan, Visva Bharati University

Presented by Guillermo Rodríguez, director of Casa de la India.

10:30

PLENARY SESSION IV – KNOWLEDGE ENCOUNTERS

Creatividad y cerebro. Cambios cerebrales inducidos por la enseñanza de la creatividad

Lecture by Antonio Gabarrón, vicepresident of Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation, and Camilo José Cela Conde, Scientific Director of the Centre for the Study of Creativity of the Gabarrón Foundation and Frontier of Knowledge Foundation.

Presented by Bartolomé Rubia, University professor at the Faculty of Education and Social Work of the University of Valladolid.

11:30

Break 

12:00

DIALOGUE ROUND TABLE: HOW TO AWAKEN CREATIVITY THROUGH THE ARTS

  • Amrit Sen, professor, Bhasha Bhavan, Visva Bharati University
  • Sergio Román Aliste, Department of Educational Sciences, Language, Culture and Arts, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
  • Giulia Varotto, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurolgico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italia.
  • Mónica de la Fuente, Artistic Director of Lab-India for Performing Arts.

Moderator: Guillermo Rodríguez, director of Casa de la India

13:00 - 14:00

EXPERIMENTAL SPACE: THEORETICAL – PRACTICAL

Corporal expression room

“Neuroscience of the body-mind: Bridges between theatre and education”

By Giulia Varotto, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurolgico Carlo Besta, Milan,
Italia.

14:00

Lunch

*Not included in the price of the Conference*

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: CASA DE LA INDIA

16:30

“Habitar el común: el bosque sería muy triste si solo cantasen los pájaros que mejor lo hacen”

By Javier Alonso Magaz, Pajarillos Educa

17:00

THE AESTHETIC WAY OF PEACE

by Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruíz UNAM, ENES Morelia (online live)

17:30

Chai break (Indian tea)

18:00

Y la escuela funcionó (lecciones derivadas de las políticas contra la pérdida de aprendizaje).

by Ainara Zubilaga, Fundación COTEC

18:30

TRILEMA FOUNDATION

Fuentes de inspiración para un cambio educativo: un encuentro entre Tagore y Trilema

By Martín Varela, Fundación Trilema

19:45 - 20:30

“THE PARROT´S TRAINING”

Story by Rabindranath Tagore. Dramatized reading followed by a  dialogical gathering by discussion by de Residui Teatro, Pajarillos Educa and Mónica de la Fuente.

Complementary Pre-Conference Activities

CASA DE LA INDIA, 5 MAY 2022

A transdisciplinary meeting for research and experimentation

Thursday 5th May 2022

11:00

VENUE: INSTITUTO CERVANTES. C. de Alcalá, 49, 28014 Madrid

ROUNDTABLE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TAGORE AND SPANISH NOBEL PRIZE WINNER JUAN RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ AND HIS WIFE ZENOBIA 

With the intervention of Amrit Sen, professor, Bhasha Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Bashabi Fraser, director of the Scottish Center of Tagore Studies and Javier Blasco, professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Valladolid.

Musical performance prior to the roundtable by Somjit Dasgupta (sarod).

16:00 – 19:00

VENUE: CASA DE LA INDIA

PRAANA WORKSHOPS

From breath to the encounter

Aimed at all Congress participants and anyone interested in exploring the connections between breath-body-memory-expression-communication-encounter

Taught by Gregorio Amicuzi and Viviana Bovinon (Residui Teatro) and

Monica de la Fuente (LAB-India and Cia. Monica de la Fuente)

After the collaboration between LAB-India, the performing arts laboratory of Casa de la India and Residui Teatro International Laboratory in the PRAANA project, a collective workshop is presented within the framework of the International Congress on Tagore, based on the idea that the performing arts are a tool for personal and social transformation.

We will accompany the participants to cross a possible bridge between the simple “act of breathing” to the “responsible actions”.

Theoretical-practical content:

  • The art of breathing, from conscious breathing to the conscious body.
  • The wisdom of the body I. Physical and expressive principles in classical Indian dance and theatre
  • Body awareness II. Physical and expressive principles in contemporary dance theater
  • Bridges: from stage presence to social presence. Find the here and now of oneself in order to find the other.

 

19:30

SEDE: CASA DE LA INDIA

AULA DE CULTURA DE “EL NORTE DE CASTILLA”

Actividades paralelas

CASA DE LA INDIA, 6th May 2022

 

 

Friday 6th May 2022

19:00

VENUE: AULA MERGELINA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID. EDIFICIO ANTIGUO, PLAZA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD S/N

SCREENING OF CHARULATA (THE LONELY WIFE) Satyajit Ray, India, 1964, 117 min, VOSE

Based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore set in the late 19th century, when India was still a British colony. Charu, a Bengali socialite leading an idle life, is married to Bhupati. Bhupati, who has inherited a fortune, uses his money to publish a political newspaper, and is proud that he has not allowed himself to be dragged down by comfort and idleness.