The Park’s New Festival (2018)

About

We at the Prakriti Foundation and The Park Hotels, have creativity and innovation ingrained in our collective DNA and we draw from myriad cultural and global influences to create a landscape that is illustrative of contemporary India. The Park’s New Festival, curated by Prakriti Foundation, is a platform to showcase Indian and International artistes of both classical and experimental art genres. The festival presents a, exemplary line-up of artists and an amalgamation of classical and contemporary dance, music, theatre, literature and more! A pioneer in this space, The Park’s New Festival is India’s only private national performing arts festival.

The artists performing in the festival present their art pieces in 6 cities around the country – at Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad. The festival is a means of looking at the performing arts from a fresh perspective and understanding their very essence. The meticulously curated list of artists are great ambassadors of their respective arts forms and present resplendent performances, enthralling audiences across all 6 cities.

In the last ten years, the festival has presented stellar performances by artists of global  repute such as, Akram Khan Dance Company, Shankar Tucker, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, Israel Galvan, D’Lo, Maya Krishna Rao, Dr. Mallika Sarabhai, Vayu Naidu Company (U.K.), Preethi Athreya, Rupesh Tillu, Dr.Rekha Tandon (Bhubaneshwar), Ramu Ramanathan, Probal Gupta, H.R. Britton (U.S.A), Ben Riepe (Germany), Padmini  Chettur, Zuleikha Allana, Jaimini Pathak, Anusha Lall, Vidur Kapur and Park Hong Ki (Korea).

The 2018 edition will feature a contemporary dance performance titled ‘Stories by Hands’ by dancer Preeti Vasudevan, a music concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer, ‘Noise over Artists’ – a stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy and ‘To See or Not to See’ – talk by Ana Lamata.

For passes email us at prakritifoundation@gmail.com


Schedule

This six-city festival will take place from 30th August - 21st September, 2018. The six-city tours: Chennai (30 August-2 September), Bangalore (4-6 September), Mumbai (7-9 September), Delhi (10-13 September), Kolkata (14-17 September) and Hyderabad (18-21 September). For further details regarding the venue, time and synopsis of the various performances on each day, kindly select the date from the drop-down menu.


30-08-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Chennai

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


31-08-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Museum Theatre, Chennai

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


31-08-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Stella Maris College

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


01-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Chennai

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


02-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Chennai

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


04-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: ADA Ranga Mandira, Bangalore

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


04-09-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Srishti, Bangalore

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


05-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Bangalore

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


06-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Bangalore

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


06-09-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Bangalore

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


07-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: JJ college, Mumbai

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


07-09-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Sitara Studio, Mumbai

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


08-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: G5A, Mumbai

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


09-09-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: G5A, Mumbai

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


10-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Shiv Nadar University, Delhi

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


11-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Delhi

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


12-09-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Shri Ram Centre, Delhi

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


13-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Delhi

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


13-09-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Delhi

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


14-09-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: ICCR, Kolkata

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


15-09-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Kolkata

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


19-08-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Kolkata

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


16-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Kolkata

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


17-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: Shanti Niketan, Kolkata

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


18-09-2018

‘Stories by Hand’ by Preeti Vasudevan
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: University of Hyderabad.

Stories by Hand is a solo work on identity told through personal stories and narrated through the continuous placement and displacement of gestures affected by memory.


19-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: University of Hyderabad.

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


19-09-2018

Noise over Artists – A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Hyderabad.

A standup comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy


20-09-2018

Music Concert – IndoSoul by Karthick Iyer
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Hyderabad.

IndoSoul is an Indian-based music band led by violinist and singer, Karthick Iyer. The music of IndoSoul is unique in the sense that it does not belong to a ‘genre’. Instead it highlights the fundamental commonalities in music from different cultures and interprets these through an Indian classical lens. In a world where we are seemingly more divided than even before, the band stands for bridging cultures through music. An electric violin played by Karthick Iyer, a mridangam played by Sumesh Narayanan, an electric guitar played by Vikram, bass played by Reshwin and drums played by Ramkumar along with vocals form the core of the band. Often seen collaborating with diverse musicians, the band breaks down superficial barriers between genres, instruments, cultures, languages to bring out the essence of ‘good’ music.


21-09-2018

To See or Not to See – Talk by Ana Lamata
Time: 07:00 PM Venue: The Park, Hyderabad.

Art is a way of seeing. A way to see the invisible in the visible. A way to better understand what we see and what we are. And, at the beginning of the 20th century, Apollinaire, Picasso, Duchamp, De Chirico o Fuller, among other artists, found in X-rays an analogy of a new way of seeing and working. A new way of understanding reality in depth, as more complex and dynamic, as an inexhaustible compound of layers of meaning. With the advent of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, we are today at a similar significant crossroad. The one that took place at the turn of the last century dramatically changed the way the world was perceived and the notion of reality itself. Today, when again new technologies are challenging our conceptions of reality, art can play a vital role in decoding these discoveries, questioning conventions and just helping us see.


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