Performing Bhakti: An Artistic Array

Event time: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Performing Bhakti: An Artistic Array Schedule

Yale University

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Being the Performer

Shrivatsa Goswami Bhagavata Lila: Adoring Krishna’s Word Image


Room 202, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Theme: Performing Bhakti by Region and Medium

9:30 am – 11:00 am Music and Modernity

Abhishek Bose Kīrtan– the Way, the Attainment

Eben Graves Word-Pictures, Sound-Pictures: Expansions of Mood and Meaning in Bengali Devotional Performance

Yogi Trivedi Religious Identity Performed in Swaminarayan’s Court: Premanand’s Changing Song

11:30 pm – 1:00 pm Painting, Sculpture, Poetry

Neeraja Poddar Narrating Bhakti: The Aniruddha Episode in Two Formats

Jack Hawley Painting as Performed Poetry in Mewar

Vasudha Narayanan Churning the Ocean at Angkor Wat

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bhakti in Braj – I

Dalpat Rajpurohit Performing Bhakti in Courtly (?) Genres: Sundardas and his Oeuvre

Heidi Pauwels Devotional Songs in Performance: Evidence from the Eighteenth Century

Swapna Sharma Celebrating Krishna: Music, Painting, and Food

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Performing Braj – II

David Haberman Svarūpa-śṛṇgāra as Artistic Devotional Performance in Kṛṣṇa Bhakti

Peter Manuel Languriya Rides a Motor Car: Tradition and Modernity in Commercial Kaila Devi Worship

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dance Performances in Dialogue

Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Geeta Chandran
“SAMAGAMA LEELA: A dancer’s journey by Geeta Chandran”

Hari Krishnan and Troupe, with special input from Davesh Soneji

“Come to Me…” (world premiere)

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

9:30 am – 10:30 am Dramas of Bhakti

Phyllis Granoff The Silent Sage and the Noisy Puppet: A Jain Performance of Bhakti

Molly Kaushal The Making of Ram in a Hindu-Muslim Ramlila Tradition

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wrap-up Conversation

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