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The Mahabharata: An Indian Epic Poem Retold by a modern Vyasa, Jean-Claude Carrière

Date:     Sunday, March - 17, 2013
Time:    1-3:30 p.m
Location:   Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

The Mahabharata: An Indian Epic Poem
Retold by a modern Vyasa, Jean-Claude Carrière

Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Author, actor and legendary screenwriter, Jean-Claude Carrière gives Bay Area audiences a simple but powerful, one-man rendition of the story of The Mahabharata in the style of the old wandering minstrels of India.

Image: Peter Brook’s Mahabharata at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris in 1987. Photograph: Julio Donoso/Corbis Sygma

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Search for Identity in Asian American Art by Dr. Mary Ann Milford-Lutzker

Date:     Sunday, February - 17, 2013
Time:    2 p.m

Search for Identity in Asian American Art
by Dr. Mary Ann Milford-Lutzker
Professor of Art History and Carver Professor of East Asian Studies, Mills College

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Education Classroom
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

SACHI and the Asian Art Museum invite you to an illustrated talk discussing the works of two leading contemporary artists, Zarina Hashmi and Hung Liu in the Search for Identify in Asian American Art.

Image: Zarina, House of Many Rooms, 1993, Portfolio of 4 etchings and text. Sheet size: 16.5 x 29.5 in., Image size: 9 x 8 in.

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Kathakali Ramayana

Time:    8.00 pm
Location:   Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94709

Three evenings of delightful Kathakali performances, presented by Kaladharan Vishwanath with special guest artists. Makeup & costumes by Kalamandalam Sukumaran. Introduced by Kaladharan Viswanath. Presented by Graeme & Eve Vanderstoel, and  co-sponsored with SACHI.

Monday October 17

Ravana reminisces about his childhood.
Kalamandalam Manoj as Ravana
A fascinating “monologue” by the powerful and demonic King Ravana remembering his early childhood, and his mother’s ambitions for him. This play, Ravanodbhava, was written in the mid 1700s.

Tuesday October 18

Ravana woos the abducted Sita.
Kalamandalam Manoj as Ravana, Roshni Pillai as Sita, Janhavi Pillai as Mandodari
The demonic Ravana kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita and has taken her to his kingdom in Lanka. When he mades advances to Sita, his wife Mandodari intervenes. The play Torana Yudha was written in the 16th century.

Wednesday October 19

Hanuman discovers Sita in Lanka.
Kalamandalam Manoj as Hanuman, Jan Zeitlin as Sita
Hanuman, the monkey general and alley of Rama, searches for Sita in Ravana’s kingdom of Lanka. He creates havoc before finding Sita in the palace garden. He gives Sita Rama’s ring to prove his identify. Also a scene from Torana Yudha.

For tickets please click on the link here and search for Kathakali  in “Find an Event”.

 

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The Rama Epic : Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

SACHI proudly co-sponsors the Asian Art Museum 50th anniversary publication for the ongoing exhibition on the Ramayana.

Please visit the exhibition from Oct. 21, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017. Further details here.