Hello India!


Date
Saturday 11 March 2017
Time
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Category
  World Culture Days

Hello India

India is home to more than 1.3 billion people. With Bollywood films, diverse mind/body and spiritual practices, and richly aromatic foods captivating the interests and palates of a rapidly growing international audience, it’s time for an exploration of India!

Discover more about the history and culture of India during this day long celebration! Enjoy traditional music and dance presentations and workshops, sari wrapping, a language workshop, an introduction to traditional Karnataka cooking, yoga, film, craft activities, games originating from India and a rangoli sand painting activity for all.

The day culminates on a colorful and playful note with a Holi Celebration—the traditional festival of colors, the festival of love—in the outside Warden garden.

Schedule

11:00 am Short Family Film: The Stitches Speak*, Pepper Hall, 3rd Floor
This family-friendly animated documentary celebrates the art of Kutch artisans from Gujarat (Run time: 12 minutes). Ongoing throughout the day.
11:15 am Short Films presented by Mustard Seed Film Festival, Widener Lecture Room, 2nd Floor
In Doubles with Slight Pepper, a young boy named Dhani must work though the complicated relationship he has with each of his parents (Run time: 20 mins). Then, Arre Baba follows a young girl as she struggles with a problem that her father may not be able to help with (Run time: 8 mins).
11:30 pm Traditional Dance Workshop by Leela Saran, Egypt (Mummies) Gallery, 3rd Floor
Join this dance workshop on Bharatnatyam and learn aspects of dance mudras.
12:30 pm Short Films presented by Mustard Seed Film Festival, Rainy Auditorium, 1st Floor
In Doubles with Slight Pepper, a young boy named Dhani must work though the complicated relationship he has with each of his parents (Run time: 20 mins). Then, Arre Baba follows a young girl as she struggles with a problem that her father may not be able to help with (Run time: 8 mins).
1:00 pm Children’s Dance Performance, Egypt (Mummies) Gallery, 3rd Floor
Children from the Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center perform.
1:30 pm Talk on the History of Traditional Karnataka Cooking, Rainey Auditorium, 1st Floor
Madhuri Sharma of Masala Meals will give a talk about Karnataka cooking and include sample spices.
2:00 pm Yoga with Dr. Pratap, Kintner Gallery, 2nd Floor
Vijayendra Pratap, Ph.D., (a student of Swami Kuvalayanandaji) from the Sky Foundation, teaches postures from the ancient system of Classical Yoga. A limited amount of mats will be provided.
3:00 pm Rhythm of Bollywood Showcase and Workshop, Widener Lecture Room, 2nd Floor
Join Green Chillies Entertainment as they showcase the influence of Bollywood music and dance!
3:30 pm Holi Celebration, Warden Garden, Outside Courtyard
Join us outside for the carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water. Guests are invited to partake—or to watch—as the spirit moves them (weather dependent).

ALL DAY in the China Gallery on the 3rd Floor:

Rangoli* Join an ongoing workshop to help visitors of all ages create their own traditional Rangoli designs using colored sand, lentils, and flowers.
Crafts* Create peacock fans and hanging elephants to take home!
Henna Station Get your own temporary body art!
Games* Learn to play games that originated from India, like Parcheesi, Chutes and Ladders, and Chess!
Vendors Browse the marketplace of jewelry, clothing, books, and more, available for purchase.

*Places to get your passport stamped!

The Museum Shop, on the 2nd floor, highlights Indian-inspired and fair trade, Indian-made items.

The Pepper Mill Café, on the 2nd floor, offers Indian and international menu items for purchase.

The Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia, Sruti: The Indian Music and Dance Society, Mustard Seed Film Festival, and Bharatiya Cultural Center are cosponsors of the event.

Free with General Admission


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Location:

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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