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Sensational India!

WEEKEND FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10am - 5pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Sensational India!

MASSART DESIGN COLLECTIVE

10 am-5 pm | Atrium

See original works inspired by PEM's Indian art collection created by fiber art students from Massachusetts College of Art.

 

STORYTIME

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
10:30-11 am | meet at information desk
For families with children ages 3 and up

One of the most well-known Indian deities, Ganesha, is taken on a journey led by his love of sweets. Join us for this fun and beautifully illustrated book by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes.

 

DEMONSTRATION

Lessons on a Loom
11 am-1 pm | Atrium

Meet textile artist Suruchi Kabra as she demonstrates some weaving techniques and talks about her work.

 

DANCE PERFORMANCE

Mesma Belsaré
Noon-12:45 pm | East India Marine Hall

Bharatanatyam dancer Mesma Belsaré presents three dances that create a tapestry of images inspired by nature. Her professional dancing career includes solo performances in New York at Lincoln Center, the Asia Society and Alvin Ailey Theater, as well as The Lincoln Theater, Washington D.C., and Siri Fort and Triveni in New Delhi.

 

ART MAKING

Vintage Textile Bracelets
Noon-4 pm | Atrium

Try your hand at creating a bracelet from vintage handmade sari remnants.

 

PRESENTATION: MODERNISM IN INDIAN ART

1 pm | Morse Auditorium
Tickets available at information desk on day of program

PEM's Curator of Indian and South Asian Art Sona Datta discusses the inception of modernism in Indian art, focusing on PEM's collection and the work of artist Jamini Roy, the subject of her 2010 book Urban Patua.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Textile Printing
2-4 pm | Create Space
For families with children ages 3 and up

Join Suruchi Kabra to try your hand at developing your own concepts and turning them into textile designs.

 

DEMONSTRATION

Dance and Indian Classical Music
2:30-4 pm | East India Marine Hall

Awarded the title of "Jewel of India" by the government of Sri Lanka, Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the leading exponents of Bharatanatyam. This afternoon, accompanied by live music, she presents a lecture and demonstration of one of the pieces that she offers Sunday in her full performance.


Then, Carnatic musicians present an interactive demonstration to highlight the design, form and structure of Indian classical music including the use of notes and the genesis of Ragas. Ramya Kapadia, vocals; Partha Aji, flute; Sreenivas Ponnappan, mridangam (drum).

 

DANCE PARTY

BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY
9 pm-midnight | Atrium
21+, cash bar
Advance tickets preferred; limited tickets at door
Reservations by April 2
Members $15, nonmembers $20

 

 

 

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