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Wild Project presents
International Human Rights Art Festival
Aseemkala Initiative
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00PM

Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
Between Ave A & B
F train to 2nd Ave, 24 hour parking garage located on Essex (Ave A) just south of Houston

November 12-18

Tickets: $20

Full week pass $50. Click HERE

The International Human Rights Art Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 Festival, co-produced by and held at the Wild Project, from November 12-18, 2018. The Festival will comprise 30 events and 100+ artists, presenting advocacy performances and art which bring together beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement to open a space for healing, discussion and social change.

Aseemkala Initiative (traditional Indian Dance and discussion; 60 minutes)

The Mahavidyas are a group of 10 demi-goddesses, each with a unique strength and character, who live on the margins of acceptable society. They are widows, young girls, dark skin, blood thirsty, warriors. They are feared and celebrated for their imperfections. Their ability to unify opposites through erasing boundaries between correct, incorrect, just and unjust makes the Mahavidyasthe inspiration of this dance project—a project hoping to cross boundaries in medicine. There will be six dance pieces, and a 15-20 minute discussion. Dancers and Artists: Shilpa Darivemula, Sophia Salingaros, Supraja Chittari, Haritha Sishtla, Jenn Pamela Chowdhury. Choreographer Panelists for Q&A: Jenn Pamela Chowdhury, Shilpa Darivemula, Supraja Chittari. The Aseemkala Initiative uses traditional dance to narrate stories of women in medicine. Why traditional dance? There is an inherent healing in traditional dance performances – storytelling offered to a connected community audience. Empowering one woman in a community to see her artistic culture as an intrinsic tool for health improvement, we believe, will form the seed of change needed to improve health for indigenous communities. This project also provides animmersive experience for physicians-in-training to understand their patients and themselves through telling stories through their bodies. or on Facebook @aseemkalainitiative

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