“This will be a personal report back on the unique 2011 India Women, Food Security and Climate Change Training, which is a collaboration of WEA and our Indian partner, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group. We will shine the light on real heroines of our time, who are striving in the face of climate change by ecologically managing their farms and natural resources, asserting their rights as farmers and building the leadership of other rural women.
*Featuring Buddhist scholar and teacher Joanna Macy.
*Listen to personal stories and accounts of how women farmers truly hold the key to food and economic security in communities across India
*Enjoy savory Indian snacks and live classical Indian music.”
“Teachers from the Milpitas Indian Community Center introduce India’s cultural festivals, dance traditions, and art activities. Learn to dance bhangra like a Bollywood star, make a traditional drum, or create your own colorful floor art. Themes change every month, for detailed schedule, visit http://www.asianart.org/asiaalive.htm. This program is offered in partnership with the India Community Center.”
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“Join Pixar animator and storyboard artist Sanjay Patel in conversation with Qamar Adamjee, the Asian Art Museum’s Associate Curator of South Asian art, for a discussion on Sanjay’s artistic process and dialogue with Indian art and culture.”
“Join us in celebrating South Indian music and dance. Celebrated Carnatic violinist A. Kanyakumari performs with percussionist Pathri Satish Kumar and support violinist Nishant Chandran. Enjoy a special performance by bharatanatyam dancer Pallavi Sriram. This program is co-presented with Pallavita.”
“Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, the Bay Area’s premiere South Indian classical dance company, today announced details of their 2011 Next Generation Soloist Series beginning with Rasika Kumar presenting “Courage” in several vignettes with live music.
Presented in the Bharatanatyam-style, the performance will feature new choreography by Principal Dancer Rasika Kumar and the restaging of a traditional piece choreographed by Abhinaya’s Artistic Director Mythili Kumar.
The concert will be held on July 17th at the McAfee Theater in Saratoga at 4 pm. The orchestra is comprised of Malavika Kumar – nattuvangam, Asha Ramesh – vocals, N. Narayan – mridangam and kanjira, and Shanthi Narayan – violin.
This is a special fundraiser to encourage Bay Area audiences to continue to support the Japanese tsunami relief effort. Episodes depicting the courage of the tsunami survivors will be presented along with historical and mythological characters exemplifying courage.”
- WHERE: Saratoga High School, McAfee Theater
20300 Herriman Ave
- WHEN: Sunday, 7/17/11, 4-7pm
- HOW MUCH: General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $10
(Donations will also be accepted)
- MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225121497528381
“BOM Shankar! Massive HUGE outpouring of love and healing for our dear friend Cheb I Sabbah, who has recently heard the devastating news he has stage 4 cancer. Without health insurance, the dance and culture communities of the Bay Area are coming together in celebration of his life and of his contribution to the music scene, to give thanks a…nd resources for his cancer treatment.
Because he will need tens of thousands of dollars (see http://www.chebisabbah.org ) to pay for treatments and is not able to work at this time, this is a 100% benefit to cover his life and medical expenses and support our friend.
Come early for a special opening DI set at 9pm weaving the music of Cheb i Sabbah, with dance performances in front of an altar we are creating for Chebiji.
If you are not aware of Chebi’s contribution to art and culture, we will be explaining that in detail at this event and more info TBA. This has happened so suddenly, so we are coming together quick to help raise funds.
Join us in celebrating the life and music of Cheb i Sabbah. Help us in giving financial support to him, send prayers and positive energy his way as we await his return from treatment and look forward to being on the dancefloor with him behind the DJ booth again soon.”
“Catch the infectious music and joyous dance moves as blue13 dance company members teach Bollywood and Bhangra styles to the music of DJ Sandeep Kumar.
The skinny on J.A.M. Sessions:
J.A.M. (Jazzed and Motivated) Sessions take place Monday nights at 7:00 pm, June 13 – September 19. Move to the beat or explore a new instrument as you connect with diverse artists and cultures. Beginning, intermediate and advanced participants are welcome.”
“Artist and photographer Luther Gerlach leads a live demonstration of the early photographic process as seen in the current exhibition Through the Colonial Lens. He will share his collection of large format cameras and develop a wet plate image in the courtyard.”
“This summer’s film series explores India’s colonial era as depicted in the photos of Through the Colonial Lens. Our first film, Junoon, captures the Uprising (or Mutiny, to the British) of 1857 through the eyes of one of its leaders, played by the legendary Shashi Kapoor. Screened under the stars in the museum courtyard, with an introduction by Dr. Priya Jaikumar of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.”
I feel like I should do a more in-depth post (or a series of posts) about the festival. This is one of the API arts events of the year. Maybe I’ll do a series of featured films! In the meantime, this basic announcement will have to do.
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