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Piya Behrupiya — The Company Theatre, India
Partner: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Dates: September 27 & 29, 2016
First premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, Piya Behrupiya is an awardâ€winning Hindi translation of Twelfth Night, filled with a cast of unforgettable characters. Part of the citywide festival, Shakespeare 400, the production combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs of Shakespeare.
Partner: The Old Town School of Folk Music
Date: September 28, 2016
Nathoo Lal Solanki, Chugge Khan and other Rajasthani musicians are back to excite audiences asthey did in the 2013 Eye on India Festival! Rajasthan Josh has been featured across the globeperforming the folk traditions of northwestern India with instruments such as the Nagada, HandClips, dhol, table, and harmonium while incorporating vocal styles from mystic Sufi traditions todevotional bhajans to popular folk songs of Rajasthan.
The Sari Project
Partner: Columbia College Chicago
Fashion, one of Eye on India’s most electric conversations, has taken shape into the Sari Project since 2014. The goal of the Sari Project is to interface with fashion students in Chicago, educate and expose them to a traditional garment widely worn all over India. Students take a traditional material and garment, and transform it into a modern piece of clothing. Some new changes are afoot for this year’s project as well! The students are to answer the question: “What does it mean when the traditional and contemporary intersect?” using the saris provided and we are looking to incorporate a film component to the project. The best Sari Project pieces will be modeled at our Gala on June 9th and at our opening event in September for the Festival.
MATHEMATICS & VISUAL ART
KOLAMS — Convergence of Art and Mathematics
Date: October 2, 2016
Sunita Vatuk and Tanya Gill will lead participants of the workshop in creating Kolams. Kolams are visualizations of complex mathematics through pattern, and are a perfect way to explore the endless possibilities of factors. These workshops are going to be designed to reveal the fluidity between art and math through exploring South Indian kolams.
SAIC STUDENT EXHIBIT AT FULTON STREET COLLECTIVE
Partner: Shaurya Kumar, professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dates: September 15 24
We are proud to partner with Shaurya Kumar, professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 2015 Eye on India festival presenter, to feature works by SAIC students. This gallery showcase with take place at the Fulton Street Collective.
WORDS ON WATER
Partners: Chicago Public Library
We are excited to work with the Chicago Public Library to bring back Words on Water, our celebrated contemporary authors “In conversation” series. For 2016, we are thrilled to feature the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, essayist, and critic Vijay Seshadri.
Outreach Initiative: Eye on India is working with numerous partners (schools, universities, and fellow nonprofit organizations) to host outreach workshops with artists visiting from India.
All Festival programs are subject to change.