SFU WOODWARD'S CULTURAL PROGRAMS
JUNE 21, 2012
|GOLDCORP CENTRE FOR THE ARTS|
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
|149 WEST HASTINGS ST.|
| Are you ready for an Indian Summer?|
|Indian Summer Festival 2012 Trailer|
The Indian Summer Festival returns to Simon Fraser University from July 5th - 15th, 2012. This international festival showcases top talent from South Asia - across music, dance, literature, film, visual arts, cuisine, yoga and wellness - in conversation with Vancouver and Canadian counterparts.
Events at Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts:
The Well-being Weekend $25/day
DATE & TIME: Saturday July 7 10am-4pm & Sunday July 8 10am-4pm
Join leading experts from India and Canada for a whole day (or the whole weekend) of talks, demonstrations and hands-on classes.
Two studios dedicated to yoga postures, meditation & pranayama and lectures on health, nutrition, ayurveda and feeling good. Make your own schedule - pick and choose which sessions to attend. Event details.
DATE: Thursday July 12th
Talk only: 7pm
Cocktail Reception (inc. talk): 6pm-10pm
Indians and Pakistanis are of the same people: Why then have their nations moved on such different trajectories since freedom in 1947? Is Pakistan in danger of becoming a "jelly state," a country that constantly quivers on the edge of instability?
Acclaimed journalist, politician and thinker MJ Akbar will lead the audience on a historical whodunit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. Event details
Ideas Series: Buddhist Revival, Sanchi and the Begum of Bhopal with Nayanjot Lahiri
DATE & TIME: Friday, July 13 @ 6pm
The Buddhist revival in Asia, beginning in India, and spanning Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China and Japan is one of the most remarkable pan-Asian cultural phenomenons of modern times. While the Buddhist revival in Asia evokes images of various places, persons and phenomena, Muslim ruling houses rarely figure in narratives about it. Join Nayanjot Lahiri as gives an illustrated talk, telling the little known story about Sanchi (the best preserved Buddhist monument in India) and the contribution of Sultan Jahan Begum of Bhopal to its revival and restoration. Event details
Mrigya in Concert $25 / $50 (premium seating)
DATE & TIME: Friday July 13 @ 8pm
Mrigya is a world music band from New Delhi. A rich blend of classical Hindustani, Qawwali, Blues & Jazz lends their music a unique texture woven by several cultures. Mrigya burst onto the international scene 11 years ago when they won the Herald Angel award for Best Music Act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They returned to the festival the following year, and won the Tap Water Award for music that promotes communal harmony. Since then, they have toured India and the world to much acclaim. Event details
The Other Side of Silence, With Urvashi Butalia
DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 14 @ 7:30pm
Urvashi Butalia is a renowned Indian writer, publisher, feminist and historian. She was born in Ambala, Punjab, and studied in Delhi and London. She began her publishing career at Oxford University Press and Zed Books, London before returning to Delhi in 1984 to co-found Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house. Urvashi is now the director of Zubaan Books, an imprint of Kali.
|The 'pop noir' of Myths - Friday & Saturday night!|
SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement presents a two night engagement of:
Myths! The Golden Dawn
June 22 & 23rd | 8 PM
Studio D. $20 online or at the door
After a sold-out premiere, MYTHS is bringing back their original electronic opera, The Golden Dawn, for an exclusive two night run.
From their live show that includes elaborate and handmade costumes, visuals and lighting, they have transformed their live set into a story told in the multi-media form of theatre, dance and video. Pulling from far-reaching influences such as ballet and improvised dance, an obsession with the unknown and the cycles of ancient mythology, The Golden Dawn weaves a hyper saga through an extended and remixed set of songs, noise improvisations and distorted narratives.
|Miloon Kothari at Simon Fraser University|
Miloon Kothari is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and is the Convener of the Working Group on Human Rights on India and the UN where he recently worked with civil society organizations to present their findings for India's 2nd Periodic Review on human rights at the UN Human Rights Council.
The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari
SFU Vancouver Lecture Series, in partnership with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, present a talk by Miloon Kothari
July 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 online or at the door
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
The lecture will trace the evolution of the Right to Adequate Housing since the early 1990's concentrating on the work done by civil society campaigns and movements around the world and their influence on the interpretation of this critical human right at the UN human rights bodies. The lecture will also summarize the many obstacles that impede the implementation of this well articulated human right, including the impact of the current economic crisis in many regions of the world. Event details
The Realization of Human Rights in India: A Public Talk by Miloon Kothari
Presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the Indian Summer Festival
July 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 online or at the door
Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
In May 2012 the United Nation's Human Rights Council, the UN's highest policy making inter-governmental body, conducted a comprehensive peer-review (called the Universal Periodic Review) of India's human rights record. The preparation for this review by civil society groups and independent human rights institutions, including the national human rights commission, has clearly demonstrated that India faces an adverse and deepening human rights crisis. Event details
Raqs Media Collective
Primary Education of the Autodidact
Window Project: June 1 - Sept. 4, 2012
In partnership with the Indian Summer Festival, the Audain Gallery presents a new work by New Dehli-based Raqs Media Collective. The Primary Education of the Autodidact can be seen in the windows of the gallery throughout the summer at 149 W. Hastings St.
To learn more about this work see www.audaingallery.ca. The Audain Gallery will be closed until September 5, 2012.
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