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Roopa Mohan appears at Menlo Park Storytelling Festival on October 23

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The Menlo Park Library’s  8th Annual Storytelling Festival continues with a visit from Roopa Mohan, sharing Tasty Tales from South Asia. Best for ages 6-adult, she’ll appear on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Roopa  trained as a volunteer storyteller and docent for school groups at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where she tells folktales around objects in the museum’s extensive collection. Roopa has expanded her repertoire and now enjoys sharing personal narratives, tall tales, portrayals, myths and legends she heard growing up in South India. She enjoys engaging her audience and enhancing her stories with Indian dance gestures and movement.

Roopa serves on the Board of the Storytelling Association of California, and is leading a project to bring storytelling to underserved schools.

Read more: https://inmenlo.com/2023/10/22/roopa-mohan-appears-at-menlo-park-storytelling-festival-on-october-23/

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You Nearly Missed: 5X Fest’s celebration of South Asian music and art

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Source: Straight Newsletter

Starting tomorrow (June 13), celebrate the best of South Asian music and art with 5X Fest, now in its seventh year. The multi-day festival has four signature events showcasing music, visual art, fashion, and culture.

Here’s a complete list of what’s going on.

5X Art Party

A fete curated by Ritesh Matlani, an Indian queer floral designer and filmmaker who specializes in intricate floral installations.

Read more: https://www.straight.com/arts/you-nearly-missed-5x-fests-celebration-of-south-asian-music-and-art

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South Asia’s highest ‘land art’ festival set in Ladakh reflects on climate change

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Source: The Hindu

A carpet of fabric in a gradation of red, brown, and maroon spreads across a dirt road leading up to a barren mountain range. Close by, a cross-section of land lights up in blue fluorescence at night. If the last edition of sā Ladakh, South Asia’s highest contemporary land art festival, is anything to go by, interactive public art has found an effective format in the country: imagine art at an altitude of 3,500 metres.

As you read this, bamboo pillars are being erected in the 22-acre Disko Valley Bike Park in Leh, one of the highest in the country, as it prepares for the festival.

Read more: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/south-asias-highest-land-art-festival-set-in-ladakh-reflects-on-climate-change/article68207143.ece

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South Asian Artists Confront Oppression with Joy

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In the 14th century, the Indian poet and spiritual leader Guru Ravidas imagined a utopia called Begampura. This “land without sorrow,” as Begampura translates from Hindi, would be casteless, classless, and griefless. Free from anxieties and discrimination, inhabitants could pursue spiritual freedom.

A modern reinterpretation of Begampura undergirds Dalit Dreamlands: Toward an Anti-Caste Future, a multimedia group art show currently on display in downtown Oakland.

Read more: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a60669886/south-asian-artists-confront-oppression-with-joy/

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