Bells of Change - Dance, Film, and Contemporary Performance from India

Event Date: 

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:30am to 8:30pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB Ballet Studio Theater

Event Price: 



Conference Scheudle

8:30 am / Performing Arts Theater Lobby

Coffee and Bagels


9:00 am / Ballet Studio Theater

Welcome by Dean of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Professor of History, Dr. John Majewski


9:10 am / Ballet Studio Theater

Opening Remarks Ninotchka Bennahum


9:15 am - 9:50 am / Ballet Studio Theater

Keynote: Categories Fall Apart:  Indian Dance Revolutions by Pallabi Chakravorty


9:50 am – 10:00 am / Ballet Studio Theater

Question & Answer


10:00 am – 11:00 am / Ballet Studio Theater

Artist and Scholar Roundtable with Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, Pallabi Chakravorty, Anurima Banerj, and Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar

Moderator: Christopher Pilafian


11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Mary Hancock in conversation with Filmmaker Aparna Sharma

Film Excerpts: Kamakha: Throuh Prayerful Eyes (2013) 


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Performing Arts Theater Lobby 

Lunch served

Film Showing: Nrityagram: For Love of Dance (2010) Directed by Nan Melville in the Ballet Studio Theater. (running time: 27 minutes)


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Keynote: Nrityagram: Tradition in Transgression by Anurima Banerji


1:50 pm – 2:00 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Question & Answer


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Paper Title: Dirty Dancing Courtesans from Persia to India by Anthony Shay  


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Lecture-Demonstration: Hindu vs. Muslim Roots of North Indian Classical Music by Scott Marcus


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Paper Title: Anomalous Spaces: Representations of Dance Performance in Colonial India by Swati Chattopahdyay


4:00 pm – 4:45 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Mother-Daughter Guru Traditions: Tradition in Transition   

Participants: Viji-Mythili Prakash, Amrapali-Anjani Ambegaokar, Vijayalakshmi-Bharati Shivaji

Moderated by: Kay Talwar


4:45 pm - 5:30 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Critical Topics in South Asian Performance and Indian Dance and Film Scholar/Artist Panel

Participants: Anurima Banerji, Pallabi Chakravorty, Swati Chattopadhyay, Aparna Sharma

Moderated by Sevi Bayraktar (UCLA World Arts & Cultures, Graduate Student)


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm / Performing Arts Theater Lobby



7:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Ballet Studio Theater

Indian Dinner hosted by Kay Talwar 

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