Saturday, August 2, 2014

Times of India: Folk Festival

Friday 8th August 2014
Inaugural Ceremony; accompanied by #folkarts of Karnataka.5:00- 6.00 PM
‘From God’s Own Country’: Ottan Thullal by Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan Nair & team 6.00- 7.00 PM
‘Selamat Datang: Welcome from Indonesia’: Indonesian folk dance, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah by Pelangi Nusantara group. 7:00- 9.00 PM

Saturday 9th August 2014
Panel Discussion on the relevance of #folk art in modern times 10:00-11:00AM
“Mehfil-e-Sama” Sufiana Qawwali by Warsi Brothers 11:00-12:15 PM
Screening of IGNCA documentary film ‘The Story of Rama’- the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi dialects 12:15-1:00 PM
Lunch 1.00-2.00PM
‘The dance of the Yaksha Dolls’ : Yakshagana Gombeyaata (Indian puppetry from Karnataka) by Bhaskar Kogga Kamath & team 2:00-3:30 PM
‘Atop the pole:’ Mallakhamb, martial folk art from Maharashtra by Uday Deshpande & team 3:30-4:45 PM
‘Wonders of Asia’: Sri Lankan #folkdance by Chandana Wickramasinghe & team, Dancers’ Guild of Sri Lanka. 4:45- 6:30PM
‘When the Gods Meet’: an exquisite Indic-Greek production by Dr. Sonal Mansingh and team 6:45- 9:00 PM

Sunday 10th August 2014
‘Slaying the Demon: Mahishasura Badha’: Purulia Chau dance by Tarapada Rajak & team 10:00-11:30 AM
“Get Mesmerised” Norwegian solo opera by Unni Lovlid 11:30AM-1:00PM
Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM
Eastern Rhythms – Sattriya folk dance by Jatin Goswami & team 2:00- 3:15 PM
‘Seeking the beloved”: Love, longing and mysticism: Waee Singers, Mooralala Marwada, Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi.3:15-5:15 PM
‘Silently the Shadows Speak’: Indonesian puppetry by Wawan Gunawan & team 5:15-7:00 PM
‘Desert Echoes’: Rajasthan Josh by Chugge Khan & team 7:00- 9:00 PM
Knowledge Partners: Nivedita Havanur Honnatti and Vikram Sampath
Cast/Performers details:
The following are the main performers in the fest. They will perform along with their troupes

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