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Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 26, 2013
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 25, 2013
04.10.2013 > 26.01.2014
Festival highlights in the coming weeks:
Cinema: Flageywood Day at Flagey
The Théâtre Royal du Peruchet will present a musical zoological farce, The Curious Little Elephant by Rudyard Kipling, set to the music of the ‘Carnival of Animals’ by Camille Saint-Saëns.
The delightful International Children’s Film Festival, Filem’on, will also open this week and promises to enchant everyone.
Two Indian dance workshops for kids will take place in the framework of Flageywood Day.
Children are able to discover the exhibition Indomania through a fun activity booklet in which comic book fragments make the themes of the exhibition fun and exciting.
Last but not least, young visitors can enjoy a magnificent experience at The Body in Indian Art exhibition, thanks to our specially adapted audio guide for kids.
On Sunday November 3, the first 100 visitors with a combi ticket will receive a free statuette to celebrate the Festival of Lights. You will be able to take it at our infopoint in front of Bozar.
Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India. It commemorates the return of Rama to Ayodhya where inhabitants illuminated the whole city in his honour. Diwali thus became known as the Festival of Lights.
Different events will be organized throughout Belgium, in Ghent, Leuven, Brussels… and of course, europalia.india will be part of these celebrations.
Artists in residence
The Indian artist Bhagwati Prasad is currently in residence in AIR in Antwerp, where he is creating a graphic novel in which the creation of the world is linked with the history of tools, based on observations of the city of Delhi.
From 18 November to 2 December 2013, Manu Joseph, the famous Indian journalist and novelist will be in residence at Passa Porta. The international house of literature has invited him to write in the heart of Brussels.
Don’t forget that two Belgian artists, Hans Op de Beeck and Max Pinckers, were also in residence in India to create works that represent contemporary Indomania.
Europalia.india @ Boekenbeurs Antwerp
The 77th edition of the Boekenbeurs (book fair) opens on October 31 at Antwerp Expo. On Saturday November 2, the fair turns eastwards: India, Bollywood, yoga and other themes will enjoy pride of place. At 12:30 on that day, Idesbald Goddeeris will present his work ‘Het Wiel van Ashoka’ (The Wheel of Ashoka) published in the framework of europalia.india.
(Source: 10/2013 – europalia.india)
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 14, 2013
europalia.india: 4 October 2013 till 26 January 2014
For its 24th biennial, Europalia International will bring India to the heart of Europe. During 4 months you can discover this mysterious and fascinating country, where different cultures meet, interact and bring about a unique creativity.
europalia.india will translate India’s immense cultural wealth into a multidisciplinary programme comprising exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre performances, conferences, cinema and literature events.
Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, better known as the Gundecha Brothers, are among the best performers of dhrupad (traditional sung poetry of northern India). If the dhrupad is the most classical style of (…)
sitar & ensembleChild prodigy and worthy descendent of a line of seven generations of musicians, Shujaat Husain Khan began playing the sitar at the age of three and has played in public since the age of (…)
The British Indian artist, Susheela Raman spent her childhood in England and then moved to Australia. Her parents are from Tamil Nadu and she grew up surrounded by Carnatic traditions and songs. Very young, (…)
Adivasi Sidi Dhamal Goma Party
Led by Shri Hanif BhaiDescendants of a black Sufi tribe originating from East Africa, the Sidi Goma first arrived in India in the 13th century. They were able to preserve their African dance and music (…)
Dr. L. Subramaniam & Kavita Krishnamurti & ensemble
Although musician families are not rare, few are able to combine such a high level of training and different influences with such talent. Dr Lakshminarayana Subramaniam is a composer, conductor and accomplished (…)
Sudha Raghunathan & ensemble
Vocal & ensembleSudha Raghunathan is a Carnatic singer, the traditional classical music of southern India. Recognised as a leader in her discipline, she is one of the most popular artists on Indian television (…)
Meeta Pandit, vocal, Gyan Singh, tabla, Bharat Bhushan Goswami, sarangi
Acknowledged as the scion of the Gwalior musical gharana, Meeta Pandit has emerged as a shining star in the world of classical music. Her melodious and robust voice coupled with intricate handling of ragas (…)
Santoor & ensembleAbhay Sopori has the santour in his blood: son, grandson and disciple of two santour masters, he was brought up in an appropriate musical and spiritual environment to stimulate his art. (…)
Madlib aka Beat Konducta in India
Dj- setOtis Jackson Jr. better known as Madlib, is a Los Angeles-based DJ,multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer. Known under a plethora of pseudonyms, he is one of the most prolific and critically (…)
Prasanna, guitar & MannGold de Cobre
Prasanna is the Founder and President of Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music; which is the largest college in South Asia with some of the world’s most top musicians as faculty and with students from many countries (…)
Gifted with an incredible voice and trained in the classical music tradition of northern India, Ashwini Bhide is one of the subtlest Indian divas. With a voice covering three octaves, she is best known (…)
Zakir Hussain, tabla, Shankar Mahadevan, vocal, U. Srinivas, manoline, V. Selvaganesh, kanjira, gahatam, mridangam vs John Mc Laughlin, guitarTo celebrate their 40 years of existence, the legendary group (…)
Sandeep Das & Kudsi Erguner
“Taj Mahal” A Kudsi Erguner’s projectSandeep Das will also be present during two unique encounters with the great Turkish musician, Kudsi Erguner, considered to be one of the masters of Mevlevi Sufi music, (…)
Violin Concert by Dr. N. Rajam, Dr. Sangeet Shankar, Ragini Shankar and Nandini ShankarThree generations in concertN. Rajam is a celebrated player of the Hindustani violin, the classical music originating (…)
Amjad Ali Khan
Sarod & ensembleAmjad Ali Khan is a sarod player, a variety of lute with 25 strings, used in classical Hindustani music (north India). Like many great musicians, he was born into a family where musical (…)
Electronic musicBetween 1960 and 1980, Charanjit Singh, guitarist and synthesiser player, contributed to the soundtracks of numerous Bollywood films, notably those composed by Shankar-Jaikishan, S. D. (…)
“Indiamore” AV-concertPianist, composer and arranger, Christophe Chassol discovered music when he was four years old. He went on to enter the Conservatoire, where he studied for sixteen years. In his youth, (…)
DJ Dom Thomas
Dom Thomas co-manages the record label Brutal Music, which focuses mainly on mixing obscure and forgotten selections of the best proto-house, strange psychedelic music and crazy funk. Founder of the Finders (…)
DJ Edo Bouman
Edo Bouman is one of the most important collectors of Bollywood music and director of the Bombay Connection Records label, which brought the excellent acid house album by Charanjit Singh out of the shadows (…)
DJ Andy Votel
A native of Manchester (UK), Andy Votel (born Andrew Shallcross) is a musician, DJ, producer and graphic designer. He is involved in several record labels, including the gold mine of music re-releases, (…)
Sandeep Das & Hum Ensemble
tabla & ensembleSandeep Das’ career began at the age of eight. Virtuoso player of the tabla, he was only sixteen years old when he accompanied Ravi Shankar, the first in a long line of great Indian names (…)
Pandit Shubhendra Rao & Saskia Rao-De Haas
Sitar, cello & guitar, accompanbied by Biplab Bhattacharrya, tablaShubhendra Rao is a composer and solo player of the sitar. He builds dialogue between cultures and captivates audiences with concerts destined (…)
Vidya Shah & ensemble
Religious musicInitially trained in carnatic music, Vidya Shah later also learned various Indian poetic singing styles, such as khayal, thumri, dadra, ghazal gayaki, sufi and bhakti. She is very popular (…)
The Tana String Quartet has, since their inception in 2004 by Antoine Maisonhaute, opted to perform contemporary repertoire. Classical repertoire also ﬁnds its place in versatile programmes amongst more (…)
Madhup Mudgal & ensemble
Dr. Das (DJ-set)
Dr Das is a bassist, producer and DJ. He is one of the founding members and original bassist of the Asian Dub Foundation, which established his reputation as a player of deep, melodic and cyclical bass (…)
Reynald HALLOY (chant, guitare), Fabian BEGHIN (bansuri, harmonium), Nabankur BHATTACHARYA (tablas)The performance announces the meeting between French speaking and Indian classic music. A poetical universe (…)
Prabhu Edouard, Raphaëlle Brochet & Carlo Strazzante
Manuel Hermia, François Garny, Michel Seba, Purbayan Chatterjee
SITARDUST is the common project of Joachim Lacrosse (sitar) and Carlo Strazzante (table and kanjira) and their guests. Their repertoire contains original compositions, traditional ones, revisited traditional (…)
Thérèse Malengreau, piano
The musical fascination for IndiaHaving worked extensively on the fascination for distant lands in music, Thérèse Malengreau devotes this concert to the attraction India held for a number of composers, (…)
Messiaen, Turangalîla & IndiaBrussels Philharmonic was established in 1935 under the aegis of the Belgian public broadcasting network . The orchestra has performed with leading conductors and soloists (…)
Joanne D’mello, Pau Baiges, Carlo Strazzante
soprane, piano, tablaSWARANJALI- A tribute to Indian musicA unique homage to the treasure that is Indian music by uniting the voice with acoustic piano and tabla. Indian soprano Joanne D’Mello presents (…)
BansuriHarsh Wardhan is a famous bansuri – the Indian bamboo flute – player from New Delhi, where he directs his own school. He tours regularly in India and in Europe. He is the regular bansuri teacher (…)
Vijay Iyer Trio
As an American pianist with Indian roots, Vijay Iyer is inﬂuenced by a broad range of artists. “Many of my rhythms and melodies are tributary to Indian music and African music.”Organisation: Handelsbeurs (…)
Bollywood Masala Orchestra
Bollywood Masala Orchestra invites you on a musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai. With 16 professional artists on stage this colourful spectacle will captivate you and sounds. Bollywood Masala Orchesra (…)
Madhup Mudgal & Ragini Trio avec Lander Gyselinck, Nathan Daems, Marco Bardoscia
vocal, drums, saxophone, contrabassBelgium Meets IndiaStill within the theme of encounter, this europalia.india concert will unite a grand master of Indian vocals with three accomplished jazz musicians.Madhup (…)
Trilok Gurtu, Tuur Florizoone, Michel Massot, Marine Horbaczewski
percussionist, accordion, tuba & trombone, celloBelgium Meets IndiaEuropalia.india is situated under the theme of encounter, and this one promises to be exceptional. On the occasion of the festival, three (…)
Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Between earth and heavenBelgium Meets IndiaFor the past 30 years, the Ensemble Gilles Binchois has performed a repertoire of music from the 15th and 16th centuries and devotional songs of medieval Christendom (…)
Chitravina Ravikiran & Roland Van Campenhout
veena & guitarBelgium Meets IndiaEuropalia.india will be an occasion for encounters, but also for reunions. Amongst them, that of the Belgian blues man Roland and the chitraveena player N. Ravikiran shouldn’t (…)
(source: 10/2013 – Europalia International| europalia.india)
Download the Booklet (PDF)…
- India at centre of EUROPALIA festival in Brussels, Oct 2013-Jan 2014 (rollason.wordpress.com)
- President embarks on six-day visit to Belgium, Turkey (rediff.com)
- Europalia! (saffronart.com)
- Nalini Malani: Beyond Print- Memory, Transference, Montage (saffronart.com)
- Evoking India (thehindu.com)
- India, Belgium agree to deepen economic ties (thehindu.com)
- India seeks Belgium support to enter arms control regimes: President (semcotechservicesblog.wordpress.com)
- Culture From India (brusselsdiplomatic.com)
- India seeks Belgium support to enter arms control regimes: President (vancouverdesi.com)
- [VIDEO] – King Filip receives Indian president (deredactie.be)
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 9, 2013
04.10.2013 > 26.01.2014
A fantastic beginning of the festival europalia.india!
The President of India and HHMM the King and Queen of the Belgians inaugurated the festival on October 4. A concert by the Gundecha Brothers and a stunning dance performance by Charishnu were followed by a visit to the exhibition The Body in Indian Art offering a taste of the many festivities still to come.
Following the successful opening of fantastic exhibitions such as Nalini Malani, Jean Robie and The Body in Indian Art, as well as a standing ovation for Charishnu in the Théâtre National and a full house for the Belgian premiere of Midnight’s Children, we have equally high expectations of the next events, for example, Shujaat Khan, a famous singer & sitarplayer and of course the opening of Indomania, another major exhibition of this festival.
EXPO | The Body in Indian Art | BOZAR
This curvaceous woman is a Surasundaris, or cosmic beauty. She is the epitome of female beauty – in both its spiritual and sensual sense. This artwork dates from the tenth or eleventh century, and represents the auspicious power of beauty: the frisson or erotic charge of love that is so powerful it overwhelms both the body and mind.
But look very closely at her shoulders, and you’ll see scratch marks made by the nails of her lover. Is she writing to him perhaps?
Discover a hundred more anecdotes during a visit to this magnificent exhibition, The Body in Indian Art, at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) until January 5, 2014.
CINEMA | Flageywood | FLAGEY
Flageywood has kicked off with the Belgian premiere of the movie Ugly in the presence of its director, Anurag Kashyap as well as the official opening of The Fouth Wall, an exhibition of a photographic series by Max Pinckers.
Until October 29, Flageywood presents a great selection of films by Anurag Kashyap as well as three of his favourite movies, a concert by Carnatic singer Sudha Raghunathan and on October 26 Flageywood Day, will offer a variety of workshops on different themes plus a concert by the legendary family of musicians Dr. L. Subramaniam & Kavita Krishnamurti. The day closes with festive Hindi disco & Bollywood grooves by Edo Bouman.
WORKSHOPS | firstname.lastname@example.org | BOZAR
We are delighted to offer you an additional, unforgettable experience during the late night openings on Thursdays of the exhibition The Body in Indian Art at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts). On these evenings, you can join workshops to discover the art of yoga. Each teacher is an experienced professional in a different yoga style: Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Viniyoga, Hatha Yoga, Energy Yoga.
Water Art Walk in Liège demonstrates through different contemporary artworks by Indian artists the important role of water in Indian society, from Ancient times to the present day.
Living Objects at Grand Hornu invites visitors to explore and appreciate the duality and apparent contradiction inherent to all aspects of daily life and material culture in India.
The exhibition Sari focuses on the sophistication and vitality of this continuing tradition, offering visitors the opportunity to not only explore the rich diversity of saris, techniques and related stories, but also to touch them and try them on.
Impossibility Of Being Feminine, 2006-2007 © Ravi Agarwal