Fall Festival

Rasa Festival in fall 2019 features a range of events in performing, visual, media and literary arts:

  • Ritual Floor Paintings from India,
    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch

An illustrated talk and hands-on alpana/rangoli/kolam.

  • Dances of India: classical and folk traditions
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch

Demonstration of dances from India, both classical and folk traditions, accompanied by a discussion on the historical and cultural context of each, and audience Q&A

  • Music from the East and the West
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch

Well known Indian and western musicians come together to talk about the concepts behind Indian and western music, and how they collaborate to create new music. This will be accompanied by a short concert where they will present music based on these concepts.

  • Rasa Performing Arts Weekend: dance|music, east|west, classical|folk 
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

An exciting evening of classical and folk dances from India, and an innovative music concert that brings together Indian and western music traditions. Artists featured this evening are internationally known, and will bring their outstanding artistry to Ann Arbor!

  • India Travel Diary: an illustrated talk with photographs of the journey of three students through India
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch

Stay tuned for more details on all these events, and more!