সাধনা - উপমহাদেশীয় সংস্কৃতি প্রসার কেন্দ্র
Shadhona - A Center for Advancement of Southasian Culture
Shadhona works with both the urban and indigenous arts of Bangladesh.
A world rich with cultural diversity honors the unique qualities and contributions of many cultures. Different religions, ethnicities, languages, and cultural traditions create a human tapestry that greatly contributes towards a tolerant and liberal society.
The defining character of our organization is the hard-core,intensive work that we do with the arts and artistes.
"Victorious is the Muse’s double heart,
the poet and the relisher of art:
which has created brave new worlds from naught
and even stones to flowing sap has brought,
imparting beauty to all within its reach
by successive flow of genius and of speech."
(Abhinavagupta; 'Locana', 10th century AD)
"This One in me is creative. Its creations are a pastime, through which it gives expression to an ideal of unity in its endless show of variety. Such are its pictures, poems, music, in which it finds joy only because they reveal the perfect forms of an inherent unity." (Tagore; Creative Unity)
Perfecting potential through training
"Undoubtedly integrally complete literature emerges from leisure, never however from idleness. Among the innumerable commitments of man, literature too is one. Just as a beautiful blossom in all its fragility is a sign of vigorousness of a constantly toiling, sturdy tree, so too literature is the symbol of health and vibrancy of human society." (Tagore: Shahitto O Shobbhota)
Documenting and understanding the past for the future
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history" (Martin Luther King, Jr)
Shadhona believes that performance is understood as an individual and communal act, which aims at the transcendence of everyday limits of consciousness, and, merely, through the process itself, is capable of transforming the world we live in.