Vernacular Traditions

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

All events in the conference will take place on the third floor of Barnard Hall.

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Sulzberger Parlor
Welcome and Registration
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Held Auditorium
Film Screening:
Bidesia in Bambai, directed by Surabhi Sharma, 86 minutes
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Sulzberger Parlor
Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Held Auditorium
Film Screening:
Making of a Tamasha, directed by Sanjay Maharishi, 46 minutes

"Vernacular Performance on Film"
Anuja Jain, Columbia University
Akshaya Kumar, University of Glasgow
Anupama Kapse, Queens College, CUNY
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor
Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Held Auditorium

Panel Discussion:
"Musics Major and Minor: Blurring the line between classical and popular"
Introduced by Jack Hawley, Barnard College

Shiv Subramanium, Columbia University
Nandini Banerjee, Columbia University
Yogi Trivedi, Columbia University

Amanda Culp, Columbia University

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Dance Studio
"Aesthetics and the Body: Vernacular Idioms of Dance and Design"
Introduced by Uttara Coorlawala, Barnard College
Chhau Presentation
Talk on masks and their design by Deepsikha Chatterjee, Hunter College, CUNY
Yama's tale 
Excerpts from Savitri: dancing in the forest of death
Preeti Vasudevan, Thresh Dance
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor
Coffee break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Dance Studio

Nauntanki: excerpts from Sultana Daku and Mission Suhani

Directed by Devendra Sharma
Performed by students of Barnard College and Columbia University

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Held Auditorium

Panel Discussion:
"Politicizing Folk: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"

Sudhanva Deshpande, Jana Natya Manch
Dipti Khera, New York University
Claudia Orenstein, Hunter College, CUNY

Erin Mee, New York University

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sulzberger Parlor

Closing Reception