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The Park New Festival 2018 is back!

The Park New Festival 2018 is back with a slew of performances and talks to offer cerebral nourishment and engaging entertainment to audiences across different Indian cities. As per its framework, four events are held across six cities – Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad — where national and international performers showcase their creativities and craft.

This year, the travelling festival started in Chennai on August 30. It will culminate in Hyderabad on September 21. Delhi will be hosting the sessions and performances from September 11 to 13.

Here is a low down of who all are participating and when.

Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty: Featuring two voice over (One Professional & One Rookie) professionals who have been creating more noises than voices since their childhoods. Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty aim to take through the everyday absurdities that voice-over artist endure and the impact it has on their lives. In a time of fake news, family WhatsApp groups and absolute polarisation; two men will stand up and try to make you understand the greatest weapon that is used by our fellow Indians.

When: September 11

Time: 7 pm

Venue: The Park, New Delhi

Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan: It is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory. The performance takes the hand gestures of Bharatanatyam as the basis for a storytelling dance-theater interweaving east and west, past and present, the mythic and the everyday. The show is experienced through three clustered themes: Relationships, The Dancing Body and Death.

When: September 12

Time: 7 pm

Venue: Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts

To See or Not To SeeA talk by Ana Lamata: Ana Lamata, Ph.D. in Contemporary Art History, has largely focused her research on the resonances between art and science. To See or Not to See is a reflection on how, at the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of X-rays changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when new technologies are challenging again our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.

When: September 13

Time: 4 pm

Venue: The Park, New Delhi

Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul: IndoSoul is a leading band from Chennai that has extensively performed across the country and in USA. Their band, led by violinist & singer, Karthick Iyer has been in the scene since 2012 and their third album, ‘Two sides of Karma’, is a testimony for their success. They believe in making music that is Indian at its core and global in its sounding. The songs from the album premiered in USA in 2017. Seeking to broaden his horizons, Karthick started playing in the Indian film industry, with AR Rahman, Imman, Devi Sri Prasad and other notable music directors. He composed a song for a Bollywood movie along the way, as well as jingles for multiple TV ads.

When: September 13

Time: 7 pm

Venue: The Park, New Delhi




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