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Category Archives: Culture

Dance of Shiva

An American dancer goes to the high lands of South Indian Dance looking for the origins of the danced theater of India: BarathaNatyam.
She meets and follows in the sacred temple the greatest Tamil Nadu dancer, Swarnamukhi and her student Manochhaya, who are dancing for the Gods.
A documentary film introduced by the movie maker Lionel Tardif and the dance student actress Manochaya.
Presented by the French Pavilion. Recorded Saturday 4th February 2017.

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

Mini Festival du Film

Lionel Tardif, ex and long-time Director-Curator of the Tours Cultural Centre (France) will present
a montage of several films (extracts of about 10 'each) which retraces the main stages of the first period of the cinema from the primitives (1895-1920) to the End of the mute (1930) through the successive schools: the burlesque, the Swedish school, German expressionism, the Russian school and the French avant-garde. These periods show how the grammar of the cinema was constituted, and the first great cinematographic ideas which came to the attention of the preoccupations which were also born in theater, painting, music, architecture. This telescoping will give its letters of nobility to the art of the image which is enriched by drawing from the other arts. Little by little the cinema becomes a total art.
The event was organized by The French Pavilion.

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 {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandralekha_(dancer)}. 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

12 Women, Infinite stories..

On March 8th Unity Pavillion invited 12 women from different nationalities and different cultures to share their stories as a part of International Women's Day celebration. They talked about love, fights, fears, insecurities, inspirations, and a lot more, shared their journeys, the struggles they had been through all of their lives, problems they faced being a woman and how they kept moving on in their lives with or without support. They expressed their views on feminism, gender equality, etc. In the two hours a million stories were told, all different but still one thing common in all of them and that is the high spirits women possess. After the talk there were beautiful cultural dance performances (including, Odissi , Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, and contemporary), all were prayers to the 'Devi', not any physical being but the feminine side embedded in nature. And this session of sharing ended with a fun pot luck dinner.


Comments: 0 Date: 10 Mar 2017

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
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