VASUNDHARA: DIALECTS IN DIALOGUE – a Collaborative Experiment


(some images from this event and a report – )

Extending to you a very warm invitation to this Collaborative Experiment – two shows –

1] Thursday, 29-01-2015, 6.30 to 8.30pm: THE INTEGRAL SPACE – 14 Janata Industrial Estate, S B Marg, Lowere Parel, Mumbai 400 013 (opposite Palladium/Big Bazar, between Killer Jeans and Manyawar) tel: 9829346338

2] Saturday, 31-01-2015, 4.30 to 6.30pm: SOMAIYA CENTER FOR LIFELONG LEARNING, 2nd flr, Somaiya Bhavan (above Kiab Khana), Hutatma Chowk, 45/47 M G Road, Fort, Mumbai tel: 6172270



POETRY, MUSIC, DANCE AND ART are but different dialects in the language of self expression.

These four forms will be in conversation about women’s lives, about choices we need to make in life, about aloneness and belonging, desire and passion, compromise, loss and solidarity.

Music, dance, poetry and art will converse, they will react, respond and talk to each other to create a confluence of shared experience that strives to fulfill a desire for communality and fraternity.

The warp and weft of this collaboration will be formed by these strands –

Translation into Italian………………Nuria Sala Grau

CLASSICAL BANDISH in the Tradition of the Gwalior Gharana: Neela Bhagwat
and Amarendra Dhaneshwar



ART……………………………………….Anjali Purohit

Anjali Purohit is an artist and a writer based in Mumbai. She writes fiction and poetry. Her book, Ragi Ragini, was published by Yoda Press in 2012. She has been exhibiting her paintings since 1995 and is especially interested in collaborative projects that bring together different arts to hold a dialogue on shared issues.

Neela Bhagwat is a senior Hindustani Classical musician of the Gwalior Gharana. She has been performing extensively in India as well as in Europe and America both in traditional classical genre as well as modern experimental music. She has composed many Bandishes with a new feminist content and also composed for the verses of poet saints.

Amarendra Dhaneshwar is a Hindustani classical singer belonging to the Gwalior gharana. A pupil of the renowned singer Neela Bhagwat, he is also a contributor to leading English and Marathi newspapers .He has performed all over India and abroad and has contributed entries on Hindustani music to the Encyclopedia of India compiled by the American scholar Stanley Wolpert.

Nuria Sala Grau is Spanish dancer and choreographer based in Milan (Italy), and has been performing professionally since 1989. She has studied classical ballet and Contemporary Art as well as Bharatnatyam. Her work focuses on dialogue and the integration of different cultures and languages as a way of living the dance. She has performed in European and international theaters.

Patrizia Mattioli is a musician and composer based in Parma, Italy. She has studied music at IRCAM and specializes in electronic music. She has won international competitions of electro acustic music and has been involved in various artistic pursuits – theater, dance, visual and sound arts, dj, puppets music and live electronics. She has participated in several festivals, projects and biennials across Europe.

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