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Category Archives: Culture

Film: Heritage Fight

The French movie director speaks about the making of her documentary Heritage Fight. It tells the story of the Australian Aboriginal tribe Goolarabooloo who fought against a company that intended to build the world's largest gas plant on the land they have been living on and protecting over millenia. Through a tight knit community culture and the practice of dreaming as a collective the Goolarabooloo managed to defend their holy land against corporate interest and destruction. Heritage Fight will be screened on Saturday, January 28 at 5 pm at Cinema Paradiso. Eugenie Dumont, the French director of the movie, will be at the screening for a discussion afterwards. The event was organized by the French Pavilion.

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Jan 2017

Theatre Festival in Adishakti

April 9th, 2016, the 2nd annual Remembering Veenapani theatre festival at Adishakti commences. Artistic director Vinaykumar K.J. met with Kaeridwyn to talk about the festival, Veenapani Chawla, and the history and future of Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research.

Listen to hear about the beginnings of Adishakti, the significance of Veenapani's work, and the wide array of artists (including visual artists and musicians) that will be performing at Adishakti from April 9 to May 1.

East Asian Full Moon

The first Full Moon in the East Asian year is a special date, which Chinese, Japanese and Korean people use to celebrate. For the first time, Aurovilians from these countries organized such a Full Moon Festival together. Yesterday, they invited all to the Unity Pavilion and integrated lots of cultural elements from the three countries.

Comments: 0 Date: 22 Feb 2016

Interview with Madhu

Auroville and Puducherry Village Heritage Festival which was held on the 13th and 14th February was organized by coordinators who were Indians as well as foreigners, working for the development of the villages and the culture. This is an interview of one of the coordinators, Madhu.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2016

Contemporary Dance- New Delhi

New Delhi held the Festival of Contemporary Dance from October 9th to 16th. Krishna Devanandan joins others in discussing the relation to the body in dance as 'taught' by visionary dancer Chandralekha {}. This recording was made possible with the help of Avradio volunteer Samira Bose in New Delhi.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Nov 2016

Poems, Tango Milonga

Capoeira, Latin - American songs, poems and Tango Milonga With Jivatman, Marlenka, Trovadores and Auroville Tango

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Mar 2016

Documentary on Heritage

Culture, tradition, heritage, values. This is what defines the third Auroville and Puducherry heritage festival. Organised by Mohanam and supported by the Department of Tourism, the festival focuses on keeping alive the local Tamil cultures. This is a documentary on the thoughts of the coordinator Mr.Balasubramaniam, craft stall owner Mr.Karthikeyen and Mr.Walter from Belgium, who helped coordinate the festival.

I Believe…

2nd and 3rd of September was the Art break day of Sankalpa. An event of expressing trough art, around 300 participants for two days of paint, draw, creativity and to finish a huge creative mandala. The theme of the event is "I believe...". Thanks again to Krupa and all the volunteers for this magic event.

50th Anniversary General Meeting

Auroville 50th Anniversary Update and General Information Meeting Meeting and presentation about the preliminary planning stages and participatory planning process of Auroville 50th Birthday in February 2018, followed by questions and answers.

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Mar 2016

Participants of Tamil Heritage Festival

Tamil Heritage Festival at Bamboo Land on Saturday, and here are some short interviews with the stall holders and about the art programs and the cultural events conducted.  

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2016
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