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2013 Eye on India Festival

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS HAPPENING AT COlUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

PERFORMANCE

Savitri-Dancing in the Forest of Death

A SOLO WORK BY PREETI VASUDEVAN

THURSDAY, JULY 11 AND FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013  *  7:30PM
THE DANCE CENTER, 1306 S. MICHIGAN AVE.


SAVITRI - Dancing in the Forest of Death is the story of a woman's journey of loss, search, discovery and spiritual freedom through love. The original Savitri is a relatively minor character in The Mahabharata: a princess whose royal husband (demoted to being a wood-cutter because of his father's blindness) is carried off after only a year of marriage by the God of Death, Yama. Savitri challenges Yama, in an attempt to win back the life of her husband Satyavan. Traditionally, and through many different interpretations over the centuries, she has been seen as a pious woman upholding ideals of patriarchal Hinduism: "epic" perhaps in the sense that epic poetry upholds and sustains the founding myths of a societal system. MORE INFO 

The performance of SAVITRI developed as a dialogue between Preeti Vasudevan’s traditional roots in classical Indian dance-theatre and her provocative modern theories of movement and expression.

PREETI VASUDEVAN, one of the leading experts in Indian dance-theater, leads the class through rhythmic variations using the feet as percussion and playing with the deep vocabulary of the hands and eyes to tell stories. Infused with the wisdom of ancient yoga and modern Indian chaos, this is a physically challenging class that will give you a great feel for: Nritta–rhythmic structure; Nritya–narrative vocabulary; and Naatya–character development in Indian dance-theater. For more information on Preeti Vasudevan: www.threshdance.org and www.dancingforthegods.org

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THURSDAY JULY 11th

FRIDAY JULY 12th

Workshops, Classes and Events

Words on Water Literary Panel

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 * 1:00-4:00PM
THE DANCE CENTER, 1306 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
A conversation with authors Sudeep Chakvarthi, Amish Tripathi, Bulbul Bahugana and Richarch Lariviere
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DanceMasters Class on Indian Dance-Theater

LED BY PREETI VASUDEVAN

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013 • 1:00-300PM
THE DANCE CENTER, 1306 S. MICHIGAN AVE, STUDIO #300

Jamming feet and talking hands take you through an array of cultural expressions from street talk to meditative ritual in Temples in India. This dynamic class in Indian dance-theater technique is created for movers, dancers and actors who wish to collide their training with the voice and body training from India.

This class is most suitable for professional or pre-professional level dancers with or without any background in Indian dance. Maximum 30 participants.

PREETI VASUDEVAN, one of the leading experts in Indian dance-theater, leads the class through rhythmic variations using the feet as percussion and playing with the deep vocabulary of the hands and eyes to tell stories. Infused with the wisdom of ancient yoga and modern Indian chaos, this is a physically challenging class that will give you a great feel for: Nritta–rhythmic structure; Nritya–narrative vocabulary; and Naatya–character development in Indian dance-theater. For more information on Preeti Vasudevan: www.threshdance.org and www.dancingforthegods.org

FEE: $15 General; $10 Students

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FREE AND OPEN TO THEATRE AND DANCE MAJORS AND FACULTY ONLY

Naatya Unfolded Workshop

3-DAY WORKSHOP ON INDIAN DANCE-THEATER
LED BY PREETI VASUDEVAN

JULY 8-10, 2013 * 10:45AM – 12:15PM
916 S. WABASH AVE. #221

Naatya Unfolded is a physical and creative explosion into the world of Indian dance-theater or drama. Investigating the ancient treatise on Indian dramaturgy, Natya Shastra, Preeti Vasudevan will lead this intensive workshop, exploring technique and narrative relationship in composing new work. …MORE INFO

Specifically for dance and theatre students and faculty of Columbia College Chicago.

PREETI VASUDEVAN, one of the leading experts in Indian dance-theater, leads the class through rhythmic variations using the feet as percussion and playing with the deep vocabulary of the hands and eyes to tell stories. Infused with the wisdom of ancient yoga and modern Indian chaos, this is a physically challenging class that will give you a great feel for: Nritta–rhythmic structure; Nritya–narrative vocabulary; and Naatya–character development in Indian dance-theater. For more information on Preeti Vasudevan: www.threshdance.org and www.dancingforthegods.org

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 2, 2013
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Preeti Vasudevan’s NAATYA UNFOLDED is offered in partnership with Eye On India.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FESTIVAL AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT EYEONINDIA.ORG