Curator Statement
Kathryn Myers
Press Release
Sonia Chaudhary
Ruby Chishti
Indrani Nayar-Gall
Asha Ganpat
Nidhi Jalan
Raghava KK
Satyakam Saha
Ramya Ramnarayan
Parul Shah Dance Company
Parijat Desai Dance Company
Maria Colaco Dance
Indo American Arts Council & Middlesex County College
Art and Dance of the South Asian Diaspora
Guest curator Kathryn Myers, Professor of Art, the University of Connecticut
Opening Reception: MARCH 12 - 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

Site of Departure Source of Arrival, Art of the south Asian Diaspora,

Visual Art Exhibition

FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 25, 2010
Opening Reception: March 12, 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

Opening Reception: March 12 | 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
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