Art Forum SF brings together two contemporary legends of language, communication and the arts together. We are proud and honored to present Padma Bhushan laureates – Dr. Mallika Sarabhai in conversation with Dr. Homi Bhabha at Harvard University on April 9th.
Dr. Mallika Sarabhai is considered one of India’s most tireless advocates for achieving social change through the arts. The prodigal offspring of the celebrated classical dancer, Mrinalini Sarabhai and the legendary scientist, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Mallika Sarabhai has more than trail-blazed her own path over the years. The 'Woman with Many Hats,' as Telengana Today has called her, Dr. Sarabhai is known for acclaimed roles such as that of Draupadi in Peter Brook's adaptation of the Mahabharata as much as she is for raising her voice for the cause of social equality. Dr. Sarabhai was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2010.
Dr. Sarabhai brings before you her latest creation – Colors of the Heart: Women’s Voices Silent No More – a tapestry of a tale told through classical Bharatanatyam, modern dance and original music and lyrics. The performance explores the sisterhoods that help women rise above the hardships and exploitations thrust on them by society. Co-produced with British Pakistani composer and lyricist Samia Malik, the Telegraph of India lauds it as “a unique blend of voices that speaks of all women, to all women,” while the Deccan Chronicle considers it “another show-stopper from Mallika.”
Dr. Homi Bhabha has been the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University since 2001. Bhabha also serves on the Editorial Collective of Public Culture, an academic journal published by Duke University Press. The current head of the Mahindra Center at Harvard, Dr. Bhabha was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2012.
Mark your calendars to join us on this incredible journey!
Date and Time: Tuesday, 9th April, 5:00 PM
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