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Navaratri Festival Film Screening—“The Unseen Sequence”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“The camera revealingly shifts from close-up to long-shot…showing the rich multi directionality of Bharata Natyam…..and above all, the singular way a great Indian dancer visibly subordinates the self to a sense of something far larger.”—The New York Times

“The Unseen Sequence,” directed by Sumantra Ghosal, celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance. This searching and personal film premiered in January 2014 at the prestigious Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center inNew York City, with an introduction by Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan: “There is a beautiful urgency of Malavika’s diverse inspirations and how she uses these to harness freshness to her craft.” Followed by a post-screening conversation with Ms. Sarukkai, Mr. Ghosal, and Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Time: 3:30PM
Place: CFA Hall

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India concert

It’s Navaratri Festival time! From Andrew Chatfield:

Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin. This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Henna and Chaat @ Olin


Anika Amin ’14 writes in with the following:

Shakti, that sassy group of lovers of all things South Asian (but mainly Bollywood), is hosting the annual Henna and Chaat event in Olin to celebrate the Navratri Festival. Sponsored by the CFA, Henna and Chaat is an opportunity for people to come and enjoy some light snacks and get henna done. Join us!

Date: Thursday, Oct 10
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Place: Olin Library
Cost: Free
Link: Here