Auroville presents One Asia 2012 at India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate > 14th-20th December 2012

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Place : India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : Auroville presents One Asia 2012. 

Theme : An Asian intercultural exchange program dedicated to Human Unity, includes Performing arts, Calligraphy Exhibition, Workshop, Film Screening and Talks.
(ONE ASIA project is a non-commercial enterprise which was established in Auroville in 2010)

Inauguration Ceremony 6pm 14th December
at the New Gallery, 2F, New conference building
Chief Guest: Dr. Karan Singh (President of ICCR, The Chairman of Auroville Foundation)
Reception with  Japanese Tea Ceremony, Invocation by Faiyaz Washif Dagar, Inaugural speech and Candle light up by Dr. Karan Singh and Free interaction with the artists.

Performing arts:
Saturday 15th from 6:30pm
Sung-Pil Yang - Bamboo flute from South Korea -
Faiyaz Wasifuddhin Dagar - Dhrupad Singer from Delhi, India -

Tuesday 18th from 6:30pm
Parvathy Baul (Baul singer from Bengal)
Keiin Yoshimura & Soh Sugiura (Kamigatamai dancer and Shamisen lute player from Japan)

Thursday 20th from 6:30pm
Xin-Xin Wang (Pipa – Chinese Lute – player from Taiwan)
Grace Gitadelila & Savitri Maya (Contemporary dancers from Auroville, India)

"Ek Sutra"
A Calligraphy Exhibition with 17 international calligraphy artists and 4 visual artists
A Collaboration with Qalamkaari Creative Calligraphy Trust, Delhi
15th ~ 20th December 2012 at the New Gallery, 2F, IIC 
(Opening Ceremony: on 14th Dec. from 6pm)

Lecture & Workshop:
“Creative Life with Kolam”
by Grace Gitadelila from Auroville
On 16th from 3:30pm at The New Art Gallery, 2F, the IIC conference building

Calligraphy Workshop:
by Qamar Dagar, Michele Archambault, Keiin Yoshimura and Narendra Srivastav
Everyday from 15th to 20th (except 16th) from 3:30pm ~ 5pm
at the New Art Gallery, 2F, the IIC conference building

Film Screening & Talk:
“Koi Sunta Hai (Someone is Listening)” 
On 16th from 5:15pm
Directed by Shabnam Virmani / Duration: 96 min
“Chalo Hamara Des (Come to my Country)”
On 19th from 5:15pm
Directed by Shabnam Virmani / Duration: 98 min /  at the Video room, 1F, the IIC conference building

“Mohammad Yasin - A calligrapher’s life”
“The First Qalamkaari Creative Calligraphy Exhibition"
On 17th from 5:15pm
Directed by Aseem Asha / Duration: 60 min /at the Video room, 1F, the IIC conference building *On 16th and 17th talk event by the directors will be held after the film screening

About ONE ASIA project : ONE ASIA project started in Auroville, India in 2010 with the aim of presenting Asia’s cultural richness and profound spirituality to the world.
Undoubtedly, the culture of the East expresses its spiritual height and depth and is based on the awareness in the Inherent Oneness. Most of its traditional arts are rooted in this spiritual fountainhead.
Unity in diversity will not be manifested through the imposition of external rules but has to be discovered within ourselves. The awareness of the One in the Many is the undercurrent of Asian culture and is the secret of its long-lasting beauty. But the modern world celebrates human diversity, while very often human unity is seen only in the context of uniformity.
Cultural exchanges among Asian countries will create a large spiritual and cultural milieu in Asia which will stimulate the cultures of these countries. Unfortunately, this is a time of cultural distraction and ‘lost-identity’ since many nations are solely focusing on political and economical growth. Rejuvenation of traditional culture will counterbalance this extreme situation.
On his birthday on 15th August 1947, Sri Aurobindo Ghose’s “Five Dreams” were broadcast via All India Radio. In one of these, he said that unity in Asia will contribute to the unity of the World. Many of our forerunners from the last century have tried to bring unity in this time of disorder. The ONE ASIA project is deeply inspired by their works of whole-life dedication.
Since 2010, a great number of musicians and dancers, poets, visual artists, tea ceremony masters, martial artists, Sufi & Zen practitioners and flower arrangement artists from different Asian countries have participated in the ONE ASIA project.
We aspire to gather more of these great spirits of true traditional culture in order to co-create, with their input, a new conscious diversity. We hope to offer our findings to a world of increasing chaos that awaits a strong foundation for a brighter and truer future for our human society. 
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ONE ASIA 2012 supporters:
Aseem Asha Foundation, Delhi
The Asian Heritage Foundation, Delhi
The Attic
Auroville International Township
Dagar Brothers Memorial Trust
DD in D, Auroville
Indian Council for Cultural Relation
India International Center
Kamigatamai Tomonokai, Japan
Kabir Project
National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
Qalamkaari Creative Calligraphy Trust
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi
STEP (Standing Together to Enable Peace, Delhi)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Delhi
Wisteria Tea House, Taipei
and more.

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Auroville presents One Asia 2012 at India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate > 14th-20th December 2012 Auroville presents One Asia 2012 at India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate > 14th-20th December 2012 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, December 20, 2012 Rating: 5

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