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    Weekend Festival: Sensational India!

    Presented by at Peabody Essex Museum

    April 6 - April 7, 2013


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    Weekend Festival: Sensational India!

    Saturday, April 6
    Collaborative Art Project: Center Stage Backdrop | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
    Work with visual artist Adrian Galvin in a hands-on art making experience to create the backdrop that will be used in Sunday’s dance performance by Dakshina.

    Cooking Demonstration: The Healing Value of Indian Spices | 11 am | Bartlett Gallery | Reservations by March 29
    Food expert Shruti Mehta demonstrates the art of making the popular Paan (Betel leaf) as well as Chai.

    Art Activity: Painting with Pigment | 11 am – 3pm | For families with children 3 and up
    Make your own colorful artwork inspired by Midnight to the Boom using dry pigments and water.

    Story Time: Elephant Dance | 11:30 am – noon | Meet at information desk
    Join Ravi as he experiences his grandfather’s captivating stories about India in Elephant Dance, by Theresa Heiner and illustrator Sheila Moxley.

    Artist Talk: Raghava KK | 1 – 2 pm | Morse Auditorium | For adults | Reservations by April 4
    Raghava KK presents his journey as an artist and concludes by showcasing his latest art project, a brainwave installation.

    Dance: Dakshina Dance Company | 12 – 12:45 pm and 2:30 – 3:15 pm | Atrium
    Dakshina presents Vasanth, a retelling of the Indian myth that describes the return of spring to earth after years of desolation.

    Art Workshop: Shadows that Misbehave | 2:30 – 4:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery | Reservations by April 2
    Raghava KK teaches students how to express themselves with confidence by giving emotion and personality to their own cartoon creations.

    Concert: Lakha Khan | 3:30 – 4:45 pm | East India Marine Hall
    Come hear Lakha Khan, one of the last remaining sarangi players among the Manganiyars, a community of Muslim musicians who live in the desert state of Rajasthan in Western India.

    Sunday, April 7
    Art Activity: Painting with Pigment | 11 am – 3pm | For families with children 3 and up
    Make your own colorful artwork inspired by Midnight to the Boom using dry pigments and water.

    Story Time: Elephant Dance | 11:30 am – noon | Meet at information desk
    Join Ravi as he experiences his grandfather’s captivating stories about India in Elephant Dance, by Theresa Heiner and illustrator Sheila Moxley.

    Dance: Dakshina Dance Company | 12 – 12:45 pm and 4 – 4:45 pm | Atrium
    Dakshina presents Vasanth, a retelling of the Indian myth that describes the return of spring to earth after years of desolation.

    Presentation: The Eternal Essence of Music | 1 – 2 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by April 4
    Ankur Malhotra, a founder of Amarrass Records, discusses the role folk music plays in shaping the Indian ethos and challenges faced by traditional folk musicians.

    India Calling: A Writer’s Reflections of a Culture in Transition | 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by April 4
    New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas discusses the emerging prominence of India in the global sector and his book, India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking.

    Concert: Lakha Khan | 2:30 – 3:45 pm | East India Marine Hall
    Come hear Lakha Khan, one of the last remaining sarangi players among the Manganiyars, a community of Muslim musicians who live in the desert state of Rajasthan in Western India.


    Peabody Essex Museum

    161 Essex St
    East India Square
    Salem, MA 01970-3783

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    Free with museum admission



    Phone: 978-745-9500 x3011


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