10. January 2015 · Comments Off on “Dance of India Festival” Scholarly/Artistic Conference · Categories: Events

Come join UCSB’s Dance and Theater department for a day of scholarly and artistic conversation around the 3-day event, Bells of Change: the Dance of India Festival.

Schedule below:

Bells of Change

Dance, Film and Contemporary Performance from India


Friday, January 16, 2014

HSSB Ballet Studio




8:30 Coffee and Bagels


9:00 Dean Majewski



9:05 Ninotchka Bennahum

Opening Remarks


9:10/15 Pallabi Chakravorty Categories Fall Apart:  Indian Dance Revolutions


9:50 – 10:00 Question & Answer


10:05 – 11:00 Artist/Scholar Roundtable

Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda, Pallabi Chakravorty, Anurima Banerj, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar

Moderator: Christopher Pilafian


11 – 12:00 Anurima Banerji

Keynote: Nrityagram: Tradition in Transgression


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch served

Film Showing: Nrityagram: For Love of Dance (2010) Directed by Nan Melville

(27 minutes)


1:00 – 1:45 Mary Hancock

In Conversation with Filmmaker Aparna Sharma

Film Excerpts: Kamakha: Through Prayerful Eyes (2013)


2:00 – 2:30 Anthony Shay

Paper Title: Dirty Dancing Courtesans from Persia to India


2:30 – 3:00 Swati Chattopahdyay

Paper Title: Anomalous Spaces: Representations of Dance Performance in Colonial India





3:00 – 4:00

Mother-Daughter Guru Traditions: Tradition in Transition

Participants: Vijayalakshmi-Mythili Prakash, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar,

Vijayalakshmi-Bharati Shivaji

Moderated by: Kay Talwar



4:00 – 5:00

Critical Topics in South Asian Performance and Indian Dance and Film

Scholar/Artist Panel

Participants: Anurima Banerji, Pallabi Chakravorty, Swati Chattopadhyay, Aparna Sharma

Moderated by Sevi Bayraktar (UCLA World Arts & Cultures, Graduate Student)



5:00 – 6:30 Reception in Foyer of PAT



6:30 – 8:30 Indian Dinner – Kay Talwar

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