Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

From Darkness to Light: The birth of India, Anthropocene, and A Celebration of Diwali

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

| $10

Event Navigation

The Birth of India: A dance drama in five parts
Performed by The Kalapriya Dance Academy, composed and choregraphed by Ms. Priya Venkataraman

April 19, 2019 marked the centennial of the worst day in Indian history but also the day that Indians of all religions and ethnicities and geographic regions united in their decision to free themselves from being ruled by an alien power. This event crystallized India’s Freedom movement and Gandhi as its natural leader at the young age of 49.

  • The Massacre at Amritsar: Spring in Amritsar Subhadra Kumari Chauhan & Vande Mataram by Rabindranath Tagore
  • The Resistance, the Salt March at Dandi
  • The Boycott: Making our own clothes with our Chakra
  • The Character of AHIMSA
  • The Vision of a Future for All: Poet Subramaniam Bharati

Anthropocene: Man’s relationship to Nature
Composed, choreographed and performed in Bharatanatyam and Modern Dance Styles by Students of the Art Institute of Chicago

 A Diwali Celebration
Students of the Kalapriya Dance Academy

**This event is complimentary for children and adolescents under 18.**


October 20, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
+ Google Map