TIn 2017-2018, India in the Artist's Eye, the successful 2016-2107 series focused on the Indian performing arts, will return to the Mondavi Center. This year, we will host three events.
In fall 2017, we will host Nepathya, an internationally renowed troupe of theater artists from Kerala, who will perform Kudiyattam, the only surviving form of Sanskrit theater. In Professor David Shulman will also be in residence for the week, accompanying the Kudiyattam troupe. While in residence, he will deliver public lectures and offer faculty seminars.
The Kudiyattam perfromances are on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4
For tickets and details see: https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2017-18/kudiyattam
The Nauntanki performance is on Sunday, April 15th.
For tickets and details see: https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2017-18/devendra-sharma-and-company
Later in the spring, Hari Krishna and Toronto-based inDance will perform two shows featuring the repertoire of hereditary female perfomers from South India.
inDance performances are on Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th.
For tickets and details see: https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2017-18/indance
Other Events for 2017-2018
Annual Religions of India Lecture
February 22, 2018,
Professor Barbara Metcalf
Guruguha: A Symposium on Indian Musician and Composer Muthusvami Dikshitar (1775-1835)
Saturday, April 7th, Pitzer Auditorium
Professor Urmila Seshagiri, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 PM
(On Modernism and Contemporary Aesthetics)
Conference for the Study of Religion in India (csri.ucdavis.edu)
Thursday, June 21-Sunday June 25
Andrews Conference Room and Multipurpose Room