The IIC Experience: A Festival of the Arts

Iic Experience Festival Arts India International Centre Lodhi Estate Creative

Date and Time : 11-15 October 2019

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
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Venue : C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : 16th edition of the annual festival 'The IIC Experience: A Festival of the Arts'

Conceptualised to bring together a wide array of talents in the visual and performing

arts, the festival epitomizes and encapsulates five decades of the Centre as a space for diversity, freedom, innovation, creativity, learning and entertainment. The range of activities – dance, music (Indian, Western classical and jazz), theatre, folk art, paintings, installations and photography exhibitions takes place using both outdoor and indoor spaces of the Centre. Cuisine is also an important and integral part of the The IIC Experience.

The IIC Experience will be inaugurated by Shri N.N. Vohra, President, IIC on Friday, 11th October 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Fountain Lawns. The inaugural performance Magic in Movement – brings together a unique and unusual Odissi recital choreographed by Guru Bichitrananda Swain and presented by an all male troupe of artists from Rudrakshya Foundation, Bhubaneswar. Other performances include From Bossa Nova to Samba by Sabor do Brasil; Shabd

Leelam presents letters, poetry and drama by Surnai Theatre and Folk Arts Foundation led by Ila Arun, well-known actor, singer and theatre personality. The festival closes on 15 th October with a Carnatic Concert by T.M. Krishna.

After a very long hiatus, the Centre presents the unique musical dance theatre of Karnataka – Yakshagana by artists of Hanumagiri Meyla, Karnataka on 13 October at 6:30 pm who will present Panchavati.

This year, the festival includes a special focus on Lucknow’s rich, syncretic culture, past and present with Awadh seChand Warq which includes two exhibitions- a display of photographs, artifacts, archival textiles, books and letterscelebrating the diversity of people, places and the material cultures of Lucknow; and Husn-e Karigari-e Awadh onthe craft traditions of Awadh with live demonstrations by master artisans. There will also be a performance of SozKhwani or Songs of Lament; and Awadhi Bawarchikhana an Awadhi Dinner prepared by Naimat Khana, Lucknow.

The exhibition in the Art Gallery, Contextualising Progressive, Indian Art from the 20 th Century curated by Vijay Kowshik and Gogi Saroj Pal will re-focus on the work of some of the leaders of the Bombay Progressive Group andexamine their legacies in the creation of a new idiom for modern Indian art today. The exhibition will also look at the work of the early Bengal Masters and other leading artists that followed.

The IIC Quarterly will be released during the festival by the President, Shri N.N. Vohra. October 2020 will concludethe two-year celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 th birth anniversary and the Autumn issue includes a section on Gandhi, which demonstrate both the complexity and relevance of his thought for our times. The rise of Wahhabism inIndia; religion vs faith in a political framework; long forgotten Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War; politics and cinema; psychological profiles of terrorists; a nuanced black and white photo essay on the ship breakersof Darukhana are some of the other articles in this issue.

In films, two festivals will be presented – Filmi Duniya Mein Awadh a festival of Indian films based on or set in thecity of Lucknow; and Magic at the Movies: A Selection of World Cinema 2017-18 presents 11 award-winning international feature films from around the world.

The food festival includes, Kannadiga Oota, a special Kannadiga lunch presenting food typical to North and coastalKarnataka; and the subtle Flavours of an Odia Bhoji. Chefs of the Embassy of Brazil return with the festival favourite,Flavours of Brazil; while Chef Anumitra Ghose Dastidar will present her own unique take with Esho bosho ahare – ABengali Repast; the food festival concludes with An Italian Cena.

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The IIC Experience: A Festival of the Arts The IIC Experience: A Festival of the Arts Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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