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For its 24th biennial, Europalia International will bring India to the heart of Europe. From 04 October, 2013 to 26th January 2014, you can discover India, a mysterious and fascinating country, where different cultures meet, interact and bring about a unique creativity. Europalia.india will translate India’s immense cultural wealth into a multidisciplinary programme comprising exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre performances, conferences, cinema and literature events.
The general theme of the festival:
Encounters between India and other great world civilizations or between the different peoples and cultures that constitute the sub-continent have shaped India and continue to do so. But these encounters have also benefited the rest of the world: an encounter is never unilateral and each party can benefit from the occasion to extract elements and integrate them in their own culture.
The encounter is also a fitting metaphor for India: it can be a shock, an exchange, assimilation, discovery, resistance, a source of progress or sorrow, and love. Who knows, it may be a little of all of these that inspire to discover this incredible country.
Clusters within the main theme
In an attempt to decipher this multifaceted India, there are seven sub-themes within the overall theme of encounters. These appeared to be enlightening and essential for anyone attempting to understand what India is. Each of these sub-themes, designed to facilitate a better reading of the programme, will be centralized as possible in one cultural venue or city. Each of the themes will feature all artistic disciplines: exhibitions, music, dance, theatre, literature, conferences and film.
- The Body
- India Tomorrow
- Living Traditions
- Bollywood & beyond
For more details, you can visit the website – http://bit.ly/1eqgMP8
Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years in Brussels and the environs to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-two festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive programme of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy and much more.