Indian Summer Festival, Vancouver’s ‘festival for the curious mind,’ has announced two performances as part of the 13th edition of the carefully curated event. The Indian Summer Festival hosts Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert on July 13 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and two nights of dance performances on July 14 to 15 of Nova Bhattacharya’s Svaha! at The Playhouse.
“We’re thrilled to announce these two first performances as part of the 13th edition programming of the Indian Summer Festival,” says Pawan Deol, Executive Director of Cultural Programming. “We collaborated with our partners to bring these carefully curated events to Vancouver. Working with Jarrett Martineau and the Chan Centre on the musical selections, and with SFU Woodwards and DanceHouse for dance, we see community and collaboration as important values to our organization. And this year, our programming deeply reflects that.”
Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 7 pm at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Two visionary artists come together to explore, explode, and break assumptions of the linearity of time. This is an invitation into kaleidoscopic sound worlds, charting pathways from past-present-future. Experience the Afrofuturist hip-hop sonic landscapes of Shabazz Palaces (Seattle) and the Indofuturist world-building of percussionist and polymath Sarathy Korwar (UK).
Svaha! – Dance Performance with Nova Bhattacharya : co-produced by SFU Woodwards & DanceHouse
Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, 2023, 8 pm at Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street,
Sv?h?! – is a shimmering, whirling ode to the rites and rituals of women, Nova Bhattacharya’s latest work Sv?h?! celebrates the cathartic power of performance to unite people in laughter, beauty and shared joy. Inspired by women building community through acts of celebration, mourning and worship, Nova Dance uses the universal language of movement to gather people together in synchronous experience.
In addition to a cast of more than 20 performers from almost 30 different dance traditions – everything from Bharatnatyam to Butoh, as well as ballet, jazz and salsa, Svaha! features local artists in an opening invocation that accompanies the performances. From this experience of communion and solidarity comes a work brimming with life, colour, and revelry of every hue.
To get tickets to these performances and to watch for more of the 2023 Indian Summer Festival lineup to be announced in early June visit indiansummerfest.ca
Festival goers can expect another year of compelling programming from local and international artists and thinkers, bringing exciting new performances to Vancouver!