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Indian dance / anthropology at the Art Gallery of NSW

24 February, 2009

For those of you who are in the vicinity of Sydney, the Head of Macquarie University’s Anthropology Department, Dr. Kalpana Ram, has been invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to interview artists whose collaboration ‘Rasa Unmasked’ is being presented at Sydney Opera House 13-15 March.  It’s exciting to see the work of an anthropologist being highlighted in this way in a public art space.  Details below:

– Artist discussion: Emotion and South Asian performing arts.
– Wednesday 11 March 5.30-6.30pm
– Centenary Auditorium, Art Gallery of New South Wales
– How has the expression of rasa adapted as Indian arts move across cultures? Join the creators and performers of Rasa Unmasked, a Casula Powerhouse and Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre production for a practitioners’ view on the expression of emotion. Anadavalli, artistic director Lingalayam Dance Company, Dr Alex Dea, composer and ethnomusicologist and Ramil Ibrahim, artistic director Sutra Dance Theatre , Malaysia are in conversation with Dr Kalpana Ram, Anthropology, Macquarie University.

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  1. 23 September, 2010 7:56 am

    I need the references that you have used for your performing arts article because I am working on the topic, “Relationship between Performing Arts and Language and Social skills Enhancement in Asian Indian Children.” Thanks.
    Kalpana M. Iyenger
    Doctoral Student

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