Fall 2019 Workshops and Performances
We at Aseemkala are so excited about this year! Our team has been enriched by the addition of three new fellows, our new experiential research fellow, and our excellent Content Director. We have a great line-up for the Fall as well, with multiple performances and workshops. And we are excited to share that we started our first instagram account! Follow us at @the_aseemkala_initiative.
October 6th: Workshop on Dance and Self Expression at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
We are thrilled to be invited by Dr. Shilpa Kadam to present a workshop on using movement and mudras to tell stories on the inpatient floor at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Parents and children of all ages and dance and non-dance backgrounds are welcome to join!
November 1st: An Intimate Performance and Workshop with the Cambridge Innovation Center
The Cambridge Innovation Center has long had a commitment to bringing the arts to the Boston Area. Their previous work includes the Global Arts Eats and Beats series, which last joined forces with the Japan Society of Boston to bring the arts of Japan to the area. We are honored to present our work to this hub of start ups, showing how dance can be used to narrate stories for change. This event is for CIC members only, and will involve a small showing followed by an interactive workshop led by Shilpa Darivemula, Creative Director.
December 14th, 1:30-2:30 PM: Presenting Mahavidyas in Medicine at The International Human Rights Arts Festival
The first show the Aseemkala Initiative ever performed was at the first International Human Rights Arts Festival over three years ago. We are honored to be invited back to perform an excerpt from our work, Mahavidyas in Medicine, and follow it with a workshop on using narrative dance forms for social change. Event is open to the public. Please be on the lookout for tickets soon!
We are also excited to share that we are in the midst of working with Project Kajsiab Laos, an old friend of our work and partner, on assessing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs around cervical cancer screening, treatment, and access to care for the Hmong mountain people of Huay Xai, Laos. More on that collaboration soon! For the inspiration behind this project, please look at Zjong’s story here.