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The 36th Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival 2011

Dec. 28th, 29th and 30th - Tagorenama

Tagore has played a significant role in the lives of many of us. For Darpana, the connection is direct. Its founder Mrinalini Sarabhai credits her becoming a choreographer to Gurudev’s encouragement while she was at Shantiniketan.

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The 34th Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival 2009

Dec. 28th Ahmedabad ki Aurat Bhali: Ramkali

Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group in Amitabh Srivastav’s adaptation of Bertolt Brescht’s Good Woman of Setzuan

Direction: Arvind Gaur

Dec. 29th Performance by Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is an emerging dance company that performs and presents Indian dance forms, such as Bharata Natyam, and Modern dance, mirroring the multiple identities of second generation South Asians. The company combines the arts with social justice issues both by incorporating the themes into our work and via partnerships with local community centers and schools.

Dec. 30th Naada: A Happening

A sensual, sensory experimental journey of sound, light, movement, words, images, colour and smell.

Conceived by: Mallika Sarabhai

Original soundscope by: Josh Hogan

Visual Scape by: Yadavan Chandran

Venue: Natarani
Ahmedabad 380013
Tel: 0091-79-27551389, 27556669

"There's Something to sing and dance about in Sonapur"- Gulfnews
Titled Sunehri Ashayen (Golden dreams), the show was performed by Indian classical dancer and social activist Dr Mallika Sarabhai.


November 18th
Performing `India: Then, Now, Forever' in University Hall, Sharjah on the occasion of Sharjah India Day

November 19th and 20th
Performing `Sunehri Aashayen' in different labour camps of Dubai. Will be doing 6 to 9 shows of this production in two days' time. Sunehri Aashayen' is a specially commissioned performance dealing, in an entertaining and sometimes light hearted way, with the many problems - psychological, economic, infrastructural and physical - that face the labourers from the Sub- continent on a daily basis. After research and consultations with several of the stakeholders concerned, and after viewing films made on the frightening conditions under which the labourers often live, the performance has been created to try to explore ways in which the workers themselves can help themselves. . Amongst others, the piece tries to touch upon barely spoken issues such as the absolute loneliness and feelings of isolation, alcoholism and the propensity to waste money rather than save.

November 21st and 22nd
Participating in World Economic Forum's Summit on Global Agenda in Dubai as a member of Global Agenda Council on the Future of India

December 4th
Performing `Dance of Life' at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai on the occassion of Bhabha Centenary Symposium January 27th to 31st Participating in World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos

Mallika Sarabhai performs Chitrakatha
Dr Mallika Sarabhai will speak on using the arts for social change at the prestigious and TED India Conference beginning in Mysore tomorrow. She will address the opening session titled “Fast Forward” on Thursday, 5 November 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm. .

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