Asia Society at The Park's New FestivalVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Join us for a three-day festival of performances by Shankar Tucker and his troupe (in conversation with Ranjit Barot), standup comedian D'Lo, and Akram Khan, the contemporary dance performer.
Shankar Tucker is an American clarinetist and composer who has been trained under Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. He blends Indian classical music and Western popular music. His online music channel, The Shrutibox, has garnered over 8 million views worldwide. His troupe consists of classical vocalist Nirali Kartik, composer and producer Kartik Shah, and Amit Mishra, a versatile tabla player.
Ranjit Barot has a long career in composition and music production, and has been described by guitar legend John McLaughlin as "one of the leading edges in drumming." He was also the composer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.
D'Lo is a queer Tamil Sri Lankan-American political theater artist and writer, director, comedian and a music producer. He has performed and facilitated performances and writing workshops across the world. D'Lo is the creator of the Coming Out, Coming Home writing workshop series, which have taken place with South Asian and immigrant queer organizations across the United States.
Akram Khan was born in London and is of Bangladeshi origin. After studying contemporary dance and working on the X-Group Project with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels, he presented his first solo works in the late 1990s. He has maintained his commitment to classical Kathak while developing modern work. Khan is currently an Associate Artist of MC2: Grenoble and Sadler's Wells, London.
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This programme is an AsiaLens feature in association with The Park's New Festival (Edition VI)
The Park's New Festival, initiated by the Prakriti Foundation, is interested in presenting the many voices of interest that make up the diverse culture of India. The festival showcases the cutting edge in contemporary performing and visual arts, by artists from around the world and is one of several theatrical festivals organized by the Prakriti Foundation annually. Since its inception it has grown in scale and reach and will travel to six cities across India.