Around the World: Wong Kar Wai Film Retrospective, 'Written in Water' by Ragamala Dance Company, and More
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water and The Fires of Creativity
Experience Ragamala's visionary approach to the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam in the visually stunning multimedia dance work Written in Water. Inspired by the ancient Indian board game Paramapadham, also known as "Snakes and Ladders," dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing. In The Fires of Creativity, Meany Center Artistic Director Michelle Witt interviews the mother/daughter artistic leaders of Ragamala Dance Company.
The performance is free with registration, and streams December 4, 9:30 p.m. CT – December 12, 1:59 a.m. CT.
Virtual Film Retrospective: World of Wong Kar Wai
Contemporary cinema's supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing, Wong Kar Wai makes mesmerizing mood pieces that swirl around themes of time, dislocation, and the yearning for human connection. Presented by the Film at Lincoln Center in partnership with Janus Films.
This retrospective opened November 25 and runs through January 1, with films being released for rental throughout the month of December. Price to rent is $10–12 per film.
Pocket Performance: Gord Grdina, Aga Khan Museum
Based in Vancouver, Gord Grdina constantly reinvents himself while retaining an individual voice. Aside from leading the group GG3, he heads up the East Strings, Haram, and Sangha. He also records and performs regularly with Dan Mangan and The Crackling. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well-respected contributor to the jazz and world music scenes. He performs as part of the Aga Khan's Pocket Performance series, created to expand horizons with a world-class selection of music, dance, comedy, and other performing arts.
Yo-Yo Ma Performs 'Songs of Comfort' at the Asia Society Game Changer Awards
Yo-Yo Ma performs parts of two "songs of comfort" — Antonin Dvořák's "Going Home" and the traditional Shaker song "Simple Gifts" — at Asia Society's Game Changer Awards, where the legendary musician was one of six honorees.
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