India By The Bay 2020
February 14 - February 19
‘India By The Bay’ is a festival that celebrates India in Hong Kong by bringing together the diversity and insights of Indian culture through music, theatre, films, literature, food & more with a week-long series of workshops & performances. It was conceived in 2015 as a first-of-its kind festival to bring India’s rich cultural heritage to Hong Kong. And now, it has become a much-awaited event on the city’s cultural calendar.
This year, India By The Bay will be held from 14th to 19th of February at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Starting with:
Film – SPOTLIGHT: A riveting conversation with one of India’s finest film personalities in a tale of grit and success in a conversation with Festival director Sanjoy K. Roy.
Literary Saturday: Sessions and interactions with a diverse mix of 5 authors to celebrate books, ideas, creativity, dialogue, diversity and intellectual discourse.
Gala Dinner: Celebrity Chef Picu serves up delicacies from regions across India and Raw Mango’s Sanjay Garg talks to guests about India’s spectacular textile legacy. Models showcase quintessentially Indian Raw Mango attire inspired by different parts of India in synchrony with the cuisine being served.
AIA Vitality Holistic Sunday: A day of meditation, yoga, music, Ayurveda, mindfulness and storytelling to celebrate mindful living.
Music: East-West – A legacy. Renowned sitar player, Shubendra Rao, the disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, celebrates the centenary of his Guru’s birth in a performance that showcases the collaborative elements of his Guru’s legacy. With Saskia Rao-de Haas on the cello, the evening will include musicians playing the local pipa and the guitar.
Dance: One of India’s oldest dance forms, Odissi, an ode to the divine, will enthral audiences at India by the Bay with performances by the country’s premier Odissi dance school SRJAN.
Theatre: Nothing like Lear by Vinay Pathak will portray Shakespeare’s King Lear through the eyes of a clown, played by one of India’s most powerful stage actors.
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