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FOCUS JAPAN
Programme : FOCUS JAPAN
Start Date:  26 Oct 2020  At:  00:00  .ONLINE 
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FOCUS JAPAN
Screening of NHK documentary films on Japan’s history, literature, art, culture and heritage. Organised with the support of NHK World and Embassy of Japan, New Delhi 
 
Niigata- The Deep Green of Summer 
(49 min; 2020; English)
 
Part of the series Cycle Around Japan, the documentary takes viewers on a 250-km ride through Niigata Prefecture, past green rice fields shimmering under the summer sun. Niigata is where much of Japan’s rice is grown and is also home to some of best craftsmen and artisans dedicated to perfecting their art. Climbing up into the mountains, the film presents a glimpse of the traditional style of river fishing and visits a breeder whose Nishikigoi carp are now world famous. 
 
 
 

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India International Centre – and the Attributes of an Indian Modernism
Programme : India International Centre – and the Attributes of an Indian Modernism
Start Date:  26 Oct 2020  At:  00:00  .ONLINE 
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India International Centre – and the Attributes of an Indian Modernism
(24 min)
Illustrated lecture by Snehanshu Mukherjee, practicing architect and academic and partner in TEAM. He continues to pursue his academic interests and is currently, Adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Art and Design
 
The talk is a personal exploration of the architecture of India International Centre as a reference to what constitutes an appropriate modernism in Indian architecture
 
Video recording of a lecture for IIC online programmes
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Virtual premiere of
Programme : Virtual premiere of
Start Date:  26 Oct 2020  At:  00:00  .ONLINE 
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Virtual premiere of
Rain (23 min; 2020)
An ensemble work in Bharatanatyam choreographed by Justin McCarthy
 
Dancers: Veena Kumar, Priya Srinivasan and Abhinaya Penneswaran
Musicians: Venkateshwara Kuppuswamy (Carnatic vocal); Manohar Balatchandirane (mridangam); and Justin McCarthy (nattuvangam)
 
Video editing: Sandhya Kumar
 
A recently choreographed piece, it is partially based on verses from Kalidasa’s Ritusamhaaram, in which the expressional and technical aspect of dance responds to rain. Rain as conceived both in traditional poetry as well as rain in its simple mundane, aspects
 
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ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE
Programme : ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE
Start Date:  26 Oct 2020  At:  00:00  .ONLINE 
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ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE
 
Florence: A Virtual Tour (48 min)
A virtual tour of the ancient city of Florence (The Flourishing city) conducted by Caterina Brazzi Castracane, historian, author and tour guide
 
Florence, known as the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, started out as a Roman colony. It remained the secondary centre for many centuries until it started flourishing in the Middle Ages when it gained autonomy as a city-state, and then really blossomed in all its glory under the aegis of the Medici family. The home of some of the greatest Italian artists and of the Italian language thanks to Dante Alighieri. The tour will travel through the city’s history ending with the 17th century
 
An initiative of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi and Bell’Italia 88
 
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DUTCH CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Programme : DUTCH CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Start Date:  26 Oct 2020  At:  00:00  .ONLINE 
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DUTCH CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2020
A weekly screening of four award winning children’s films organized in collaboration with Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Delhi to celebrate National Children’s Day. Screenings will be held every Saturday and Sunday in November 2020. A link to the film is given below; the film can be accessed for a period of 36 hours from Saturday 9 am to Sunday 11:55 pm. The password for each film will be uploaded on the Centre’s Website and sent by email to all members
 
Saturday 31st October to Sunday 1st November 2020
My Giraffe (Dikkertje Dap)
(75 min; 2017; Dutch with English subtitles)
Director: Barbara Bredero
 
Patterson is best friends with his next door neighbour Raf the giraffe. The two are inseparable until Patterson starts school and realizes that Raf can't come with him. Unbeknownst to his teacher, Patterson hatches a brilliant plan to bring Raf to school and enjoy the company of his new friends.

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