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Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India

dance, music, visual art

April 4, 2016 - April 15, 2016


Times vary

Brookfield Place New York
Winter Garden
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Immerse yourself in the glorious traditions of Tibet and India from April 4-15 in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!

The first week kicks-off with extraordinary sacred music and dance with The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Watch throughout the week as they create a magnificent mandala sand painting created with millions of grains of colored sands. The week will conclude with a full performance by the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery on Friday night and a fascinating closing ceremony for the sand mandala with a procession to the Hudson river on Saturday.

Week two of Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India brings the ancient Bharatanatyam dance tradition of South India to the Winter Garden alongside daily performances of North and South Indian classical vocal and instrumental art forms. Friday night’s closing event will be a superb dance performance with live musicians on the center staircase, in the round.

Curator for Indian Music and Dance Performances: Malini Srinivasan

 

SCHEDULE: WEEK 1

Monday, April 4

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.    Opening ceremony at Winter Garden

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.       Monks create the Sand Mandala

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.       Performance: Sacred Chants

Tuesday, April 5

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Monks create the Sand Mandala

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Performance: Sacred Chants

Wednesday , April 6

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Monks create the Sand Mandala

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Performance: Sacred Chants

Thursday, April 7

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Monks create the Sand Mandala

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Performance: Sacred Chants

Friday, April 8

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Monks create the Sand Mandala

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Performance: Sacred Chants

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.      Performance: Sacred Music, Sacred Dance

Saturday, April 9

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Monks create the Sand Mandala

1:00 p.m.                              Closing ceremony

 

SCHEDULE: WEEK 2

Monday, April 11

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    North Indian Vocal Concert: Samarth Nagarkar

5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.      Bharatanatyam Dance Performance: Krishna Dances and the Gopis Watch

Tuesday, April 12

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    North Indian Bansuri Flute Concert: Jay Gandhi

5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.      Bharatanatyam Dance Performance: Jathiswaram and Padam

Wednesday , April 13

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    South Indian Vocal Concert: Roopa Mahadevan

5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.      Bharatanatyam Dance Performance: Stealing The Queen’s Royal Jelly

Thursday, April 14

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    North Indian Sarod Concert: Anupam Shobhakar

5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.      Bharatanatyam Dance Performance: Dusk and Evening

Friday, April 15

8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.      Bharatanatyam Performance: Dawn and Morning

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    South Indian Violin Concert: Arun Ramamurthy

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Artist creates traditional Flower Kolam

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      Solo Bharatanatyam Margham with live music: Rasa in the Round

 

Curator for Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India: Live Sounds / Isabel Soffer

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