Kuchipudi Dance Performance in Volos

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Tuesday, the 22nd & Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Old Electric Theatre, 9:00 pm Yashoda Rao Thakore India A 5-member Kuchipudi Dance Group, led by Smt. Yashoda Thakore, performes at the Volos International Festival with live accompaniment of traditional Indian instruments. Through the movement of ancient Indian dance kuchipudi, the timeless sounds of Indian music, colors and …

A NOTE ON KATAKALI

Prof. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai University of Kerala  Background. Kathakali is, literally, story-play, a vibrant dance drama of the classical tradition in Kerala, the southern most state in India.  At the deepest level it is ritualistic.  It has all the elements of folk dance, music, elaborate make-up and costume.  All these formative factors evolved gradually to …

Theo Angelopoulos honored with International Lifetime Achievement Award in the 11th Mumbai Film Festival

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Theo Angelopoulos Receiving the award.  Considered as one of the world’s greatest living directors Greek film-maker Theo Angelopoulos was honored with the international lifetime achievement award in the closing ceremony of the 11th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) for giving thought-provoking and visually appealing cinema. His distinctive style and work has influenced a number of young filmmakers.. A retrospective of his films …

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Celebration 2009

Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October, established by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence, was organized by the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) and the Embassy of India in Greece and held in the Cultural Centre of Municipality of Athens. The event drew attention of many friends of Gandhi. For …

Gathering Demonstration for the release of Athanassios Lerounis, teacher of Kalas

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Propilaea, 16 September at 17.00  Την Τρίτη 8.9.2009 άγνωστοι κουκουλοφόροι απήγαγαν τον Έλληνα καθηγητή Αθανάσιο Λερούνη, από τις περιοχές των Καλάς στο Πακιστάν. (Οι Καλάς είναι διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένη θρησκευτική μειονότητα που βρίσκεται στα ΒΑ. Πακιστανικά σύνορα με το Αφγανιστάν. Η Πακιστανική κυβέρνηση επίσημα αναγνωρίζει και την ελληνική καταγωγή της από τους στρατιώτες του Μέγα Αλέξανδρου). Ο …

India – Honored Country in the 74th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair

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The 74th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) will open on 5 September 2009 having nominated India as the honored country. This rapidly developing Asian country will give a special “tint” to this year’s event as the program will embrace various performances like thefood festival, movies nights, music and dance shows.  Distinguished Indian speakers will participate in the TIF Business Forum and will discuss economic …