B. Ph. (Bachelor of Philosophy), Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Poona 1972
M.A. (Master of Arts) M.S. University of Baroda. Baroda 1974
B. Th. (Bachelor of Theology) Jnana Vidyapeeth, Poona 1977
B. Mus. (Dance: Bharata Natyam) M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda 1979
M. Mus. (Dance: Bharata Natyam) M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda 1981
U.G.C. (Govt. of India) Research Scholarship, 1982
Ph.D. (performing Arts: Dance) on "CHRISTIANITY AND INDIAN DANCE FORMS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE SOUTHERN STYLES" August 1987, M.S. University of Baroda
Director, from 1987 - Institute of Performing Arts,
Gyan Ashram, Mahakali Road, Andheri (east) Mumbai 400 093
Teaching dance since 1981
Dr. Barboza in a performance with his troupe
5. The roots of Christianity in India by Supriya Sharma, Radhika Bordia EXTRACT
One such example is Raul D'Souza* who plays Krishna in classical ballets and also uses the language of Bharatnatyam for Christian themes.
"I was initiated into the traditional art form of Bharatnatyam by Guru Dr Fransic Burbosa [sic] who was a dancer priest.He was one of the first priest to learn the Bharatnatyam from MS University, Baroda. The story I am going to present is taken from the Book of Genesis, the story of man, the creation of man the highest creature. God mixes water and mud, makes an image of man and God blows life into it. Adam comes to life, walks in the garden of Eden, for his hunger plucks fruits to eat, for his thirst he drinks water. But he feels alone and lonely on earth," said Raul. *See pages 86, 91 6. Christianity in Indian Dance Forms by Francis Peter Barboza, 1990, Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi EXTRACTS/INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK
At his performance in Belgium, a huge OM symbol is on the screen in the backdrop.
Comment from the magazine, The Laity: "It is nauseating to think that a young Catholic priest could not find any other way to keep himself busy…than in an art form like Bharatanatyam." [Christianity in Indian Dance Forms page 210].
He first toured Europe in 1983, with performances at several cathedrals.22 out of 46 performances in temples were at theNatarajatemple in Chidambaram.In 1985, he was one of the main attractions at the Natyanjali Festival at the Chidambaram temple. On 7 September 1984, "more than a lakh of pilgrims" attended his dance recital at the National Shrine of Our Lady, the Cathedral in Vailankanni.
"Dashavatara" A Ballet based on the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu