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  • Bollywood Dance Workshop

    Bollywood Dance Workshop

  • Trained in France in folk, modern jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles, Gilles Chuyen has been working in India since 1994 with various dance forms such as Chhau Mayurbhanj, Kathak and Bharatnatyam. He has been teaching Bollywood dance styles extensively in India, the UK and South Africa.

  • Venue

    Ovolo Southside

  • Time

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Theatre

    Mahesh Dattani's - DANCE LIKE A MAN

  • Mahesh Dattani is one of India’s foremost theatre personalities. Although Mahesh is multi-talented and involved in every aspect of theatre – acting, directing and writing — it is in writing that he has found his true calling. He is the only English playwright to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award.

    His plays address social issues linked to deep-rooted prejudices such as gender identity, gender discrimination and communal tensions. His impressive body of work includes plays like Final Solutions, Night Queen, Dance like a Man, Tara and Thirty Days.

    Dance Like a Man, lauded by critics, audiences, Indian and international press alike, is a powerful human drama providing an insight into the contemporary social scene in India. The story of Jasraj and Ratna (two dancers past their prime) is juxtaposed with that of their daughter Lata to reveal the darker secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations. The mode is comic, but the concerns are serious, real and universal.

    Dance like a Man has now done 110 successful shows around the world and remains India’s longest-running English play.

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Film

    In conversation with Sanjoy Roy

  • Rishi Kapoor is one of India’s most popular film stars, who, over the years, has matured like fine wine into a powerful and gritty performer. All through the 1970s and 80s, Kapoor carved a niche for himself as mellifluous romantic hero in a series of hits Over the last last decade, he has delivered some of the finest and nuanced performances of his career in a diverse array of roles, all far removed from his former chocolate-boy hero image. Known for his earthy, acerbic wit and punchy one-liners, it will be a delight to be in conversation with Rishi Kapoor.

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Saturday, February 18, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Food

    Manju's Special Spices

  • Manju Malhi was raised in north-west London where she grew up surrounded by Indian culture, traditions and lifestyles. Belonging to a non-conformist Asian family with sub-continental parents who moved to England in the late sixties, she sought solace in cooking which she learnt from her mother. She spent several years of her childhood in India where she explored and experienced the vast and varied cuisines of the country. In her cooking, she draws up on her past and combines it with the realities of urban Western life and makes her own unique Brit-Indi style of food.

    She won the BBC’s Food and Drink competition in 1999 and cooked with Antony Worrall Thompson on BBC2, and was invited back a second time. Manju’s Simply Indian series was aired on the Taste Network in 2001. She has featured in numerous TV programmes in Britain. She has also done a forty-part series entitled Cooking Isn’t Rocket Science for NDTV.

  • Venue

    Ovolo Southside Hotel

  • Time

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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  • Music

    Classical Composer

  • Dr. L. Subramaniam, one of the foremost Indian composers in orchestral composition, is armed with a Master’s degree in Western classical composition and rooted in Indian classical music. He has set about to create a new style of orchestral writing, and indeed a new genre.
    Since his first composition in 1983, Dr. Subramaniam has written prolific symphonic works, concertos, double concertos, works for orchestras and choirs, compositions for full orchestras and more.

    He has collaborated with over fifty different orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Philharmonic, amongst others.

    He has worked with great conductors like Maestro Zubin Mehta, Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev, Maestro Jean Claude Casedesus and many others

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Dance

    Classical Kathak

  • Aditi Mangaldas is a leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of Kathak. With extensive training under leading gurus Shrimati Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj, Aditi is today recognised for her artistry, technique, eloquence and characteristic energy that mark every performance of hers.

    Besides dancing and choreographing classical productions (which represent a major part of her work), she has attempted to break new ground by using her knowledge and experience of Kathak as a springboard to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary, infused with the spirit of the classical.

    Her solo performances and group ensembles, both traditional and contemporary, have received critical acclaim at leading festivals all over the world.

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Friday, February 24, 2017| 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Textile

    Textile Talk

  • Laila Tyabji, daughter of the illustrious and erudite late Indian diplomat and freedom fighter, Badruddin Tyabji, is a leading Indian social activist, designer, writer, and craft activist.

    She is one of the founders of Dastkar, a private not-for-profit NGO established in 1981, working to support traditional Indian craftspeople, many of them women and village-based, with the objective of helping craftspeople regain their place in the economic mainstream in a country where the craft sector is second only to agriculture in providing employment. She was honoured by the Government of India in 2012 with the Padma Shri.

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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  • Art

    The Ramayana and Miniature Painting Talk

  • A unique conversation between contemporary artist Mahaveer Swami, who is one of the finest traditional artists from a family of traditional Bikaner painters, and Edward Wilkinson, a specialist in Indian, Himalayan, and South-east Asian Art.

    The discussion will bring to life the ancient and contemporary symbolisms and representations of the timeless epic Ramayana in miniature paintings.

  • Venue

    Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Time

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm