Workshop - Monsoon Magic: A peek into Sawan ki Duniya.
Monsoon is a universe in itself, encompassing a celebration of nature, the human spirit, artistic expression, and many aspects of lived culture like food and festivals. This workshops aims to take a peek at this richly layered universe of the king of all seasons. The workshop is conducted by and dwells on the research of Monsoon Man Himanshu Verma, who has been curating The Monsoon Festival for 6 years now.
The workshop will cover the following themes:
The monsoon - an introduction, the meteorological context, a season unique to the Indian subcontinent.
Decoding the universe of the monsoon - flora, fauna, landscapes, mythologies, traditional monsoon festivals, monsoon food, monsoon in the city.
The monsoon - a complex cultural idea, life breath of Indian creative expression
Monsoon and visual art - Ragamalas, Barahmasas, miniature and folk paintings; contemporary art inspired by the season
Monsoon music - manifestations of monsoon in a range of musical genres from classical (Malhars), folk and semi-classical (Kajris and allied forms), Sufi-Nirgun-Bhakti music to Bollywood and western forms of music.
Literature and poetry on the monsoon - from the classical romance of Kalidas' Meghdootam to medieval and contemporart texts celebrating the rain
Discussing monsoon inspired works in dance, cinema, theatre and other art forms.
Monsoon muse - let the monsoon inspire the artist in you, write sawani poetry and sing along with us..
Dress Code - Monsoon colours - green, blue, purple.
As part of The Monsoon Festival 6.
Contribution for workshop: Rs. 1,500/-