Indo American Arts Council & Middlesex County College present Art and Dance of the South Asian Diaspora

Indo American Arts Council
& Middlesex County College
Present
Art and Dance of the South Asian Diaspora
Art and Dance of the Indian Diaspora
Guest curator Kathryn Myers, Professor of Art,
the University of Connecticut

Opening Reception: FEBRUARY 25 – Time 5-7PM
Dance performance – 7 -9PM

Venue: Studio Theater and Gallery, Middlesex County College
Location: 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08118 | Directions: click here

Visual Art Exhibition

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 25, 2010
Opening Reception FEBRUARY 25, 2010 | 5-7 PM

Guest curator Kathryn Myers, Professor of Art, the University of Connecticut

The artists in this exhibition share points or origin and connection in South Asia and the Diaspora, including India, Pakistan, Trinidad and the United States. All presently work in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Edison, New Jersey, as the location of a significant South Asian population is an appropriate site for this exhibition where a multiplicity of creative endeavors reflect the rich diversity of this community, an exhibition where a variety of artistic languages,sculpture, installation, video and printmaking, invite translation, interpretation and engagement.The exhibition features work by: Sonia Chaudhary, Ruby Chishti, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Asha Ganpat, Nidhi Jalan, Raghava KK, Satyakam Saha. The exhibition is coordinated by IAAC Exhibitions Director Amina Ahmed.

The Exhibition is free of charge.

Dance performance

FEBRUARY 25, 2010 | 7-9 PM.

The evening performance celebrates dance, music and storytelling of the Indian diaspora by presenting works of four prominent and emerging dancers and choreographers. Each choreographer reinterprets tradition taking off from the source to innovate, reconstruct and create new narratives, movement and aesthetic based on their own context and vision.
Featured Performers:
Maria Colaco Dance, Parijat Desai Dance Company, Parul Shah Dance Company, Ramya Ramnarayan

Post-performance Discussion: Moderated by Rajika Puri, renowned dancer and choreographer. The performances are curated by IAAC Dance Director Prachi Dalal.

Tickets:
Regular $20 / Students, seniors and children $10 Advance tickets purchase at www.middlesexcc.edu/theatre (Pick at door)

Information 1-866-811-4111; On-site information 732-906-2589

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