Celebrate India

As part of the Arts of Asia: A Year Long Celebration, the DIA and its auxiliary the Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures invite you to a weekend of performances, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities. Immerse yourself in Indian culture while exploring its traditional and modern aspects.

Featuring films, dancing, music and more, we celebrate the colorful diversity of Indian arts, culture and history found both within the DIA’s newly opened Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing as well as in our community. Fun for all ages. 

 

Schedule of events

  • Ambassador of India to the United States, His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Guest of Honor & Keynote Speaker: April 6, 1:30 p.m. | Detroit Film Theatre

Saturday, April 6

  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Hatha Yoga for Beginners | Rivera Court
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Rangoli Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Arts & Crafts of India | Great Hall
  • 11 a.m.– 12 p.m. Classical, Light and Bollywood Music | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 11 a.m., 12 p.m., & 3 p.m. Henna Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3 p.m. Miniature Painting Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 12 – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Activities | Student Lunchroom
  • 12 – 2 p.m. Art Talks | Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Yoga | Rivera Court
  • 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Folk Dance performances | Detroit Film Theatre

Sunday, April 7 

  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Rangoli Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Arts & Crafts of India | Great Hall
  • 11 a.m., 12 p.m., & 3 p.m. Henna Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3 p.m. Miniature Painting Demonstration | Great Hall
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Instrumental Music | Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
  • 12 – 4:30 p.m. Children’s Activities | Student Lunchroom
  • 12 – 2 p.m. Art Talks | Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing
  • 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Intermediate Yoga | Rivera Court
  • 1:15–2 p.m. Architecture Lecture, Dr. Ashutosh Sohoni, Maratha Temples: Confluence of Hindu-Islamic Imagination and Practices  | Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
  • 2 p.m. Bollywood Classic: Pyaasa | Detroit Film Theatre
  • 2–2:30 p.m. Poetry Reading | Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  Hatha Yoga for Beginners | Rivera Court
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m. Classical Dance Performances | Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

 

CELEBRATE INDIA COMMITTEE

  • Anita Rajpal, Chair | Hema Rachmale, Vice Chair
  • Meenu Gulati, Rupali Lunani, Raina Patel, Narendra Sheth, Savithri Raman, Jay Antani, Lipsa Sheth, Swati Paranjpe​
  • Coordinators: Mansi Dahanurkar, Krishnan Anantharaman, Mehul Tolia, Nisha Patel, Vishwas Gadgil, Seema Shah, Manisha Deshmukh, Prasanna Deshmukh, Bradley Perry, Keshav Raijada, Satish Dongre, Anu Rathi, Neeta Raval, Manjiree Nikam, Amit Somani, Anil Murusuri, Archana Iyer, Gayatri Dadheech, Gunjan Singh, Kalpana Bhakkad, Narendranath Rambabu, Poonam Bhutada, Rachana Sethi, Sonal Patwa, Sulochana Kachoria, Rene Joseph, Varsha Karamchandani​