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The Park’s New Festival 2018

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The Park’s New Festival 2018: Celebrating 12 years of #CuratingCulture

 

14 August, 2018: The Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels in India, and Prakriti Foundation brings a bouquet of commendable performing arts across music, dance, comedy and dramatic theatre withThe Park’s New Festival 2018. To be held across 6 cities over a period of almost a month, this is the 12th edition of this annual cultural rendezvous.

To be held across six cities – Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad, The Park’s New Festival will kick start from 30th Aug in Chennai and will culminate on 21st September, 2018 in Hyderabad.

 

Artists Line up:

  • Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. Stories by Hand is a solo work searching for an individual identity through stories which are personal, mythical, and social and are narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. Stories by Hand takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) as the basis for a storytelling dance-theater interweaving east and west, past and present, the mythic and the everyday. The show is experienced through three clustered themes: Relationships, The Dancing Body and Death.

  • Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty

Featuring two voice over (One Professional & One Rookie) professionals who have been creating more noises than voices since their childhoods. Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty aims to take through the everyday absurdities that voice-over artist endure and the impact it has on their lives. In a time of fake news, family WhatsApp groups and absolute polarization; two men will stand up and try to make you understand the greatest weapon that is used by our fellow Indians.

  • To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata

Ana Lamata, Ph.D. in Contemporary Art History, has largely focused her research on the resonances between art and science. To See or Not to See is a reflection on how, at the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of X-rays changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when new technologies are challenging again our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.

  • Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul

IndoSoul is a leading band from Chennai that has extensively performed across the country and in USA. Their band, led by violinist & singer, Karthick Iyer has been in the scene since 2012 and their third album, ‘Two sides of Karma’, is a testimony for their success. They believe in making music that is Indian at its core and global in its sounding. The songs from the album premiered in USA in 2017. Seeking to broaden his horizons, Karthick Iyer started playing in the Indian film industry, with AR Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad and other notable music directors. He composed a song for a Bollywood movie along the way, as well as jingles for multiple TV ads.

 

DATE & TIME PERFORMANCES VENUE
CHENNAI
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul Sansara Hall, The Park Chennai
Friday, 31 Aug 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan Museum Theatre
Saturday, 1 Sept 2018

7 PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty Sansara Hall, The Park Chennai
Sunday, 2 Sept2018

4 PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata Screening Room, The Park Chennai
BANGALORE
Tuesday, 4 Sept 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan ADA Ranga Mandira
Wednesday, 5 Sept 2018

7 PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty The Oak Room, The Park Bangalore
Thursday, 6 Sept 2018

4 PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata Blue Box, The Park Bangalore
Friday, 6 Sept 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul The Oak Room, The Park Bangalore
MUMBAI
Friday, 7 Sept 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan Sitara Studio
Saturday, 8 Sept 2018

4PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty G5A
Saturday, 8Sept 2018

7 PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata G5A
Sunday, 9 Sept 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul G5A
NEW DELHI
Tuesday, 11 Sept 2018

7 PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty Mantra, The Park New Delhi
Wednesday, 12 Sept 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan Shri Ram College of Commerce
Thursday, 13 Sept 2018

4 PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata Agni, The Park New Delhi
Thursday, 13 Sept 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul Mantra , The Park New Delhi
KOLKATA
Friday, 14 Sept 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan ICCR
Saturday, 15 Sept 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul Galaxy Hall, The Park Kolkata
Sunday, 16 Sept 2018

4 PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata Boardroom, The Park Kolkata
Sunday, 16 Sept 2018

7 PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty Roxy, The Park Kolkata
HYDERABAD
Tuesday, 18 Sept 2018

7 PM

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan University of Hyderabad, Fine Arts Dept
Wednesday, 19 Sept 2018

7 PM

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty Trillion Ballroom, The Park Hyderbad
Thursday, 20 Sept 2018

7 PM

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul Kismet, The Park Hyderabad
Friday, 21 Sept 2018

4PM

To See or Not To See – A talk by Ana Lamata Kismet Screening Room, The Park Hyderabad

 

For more information, please visit:

www.theparksnewfestival.com | www.prakritifoundation.com

 

 

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