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Celebrate the Art and Culture of India
storytelling, films, dance performances, art activities, and more. Performance | The Story of Divali 11:15am – 11:25am | Atrium Storyteller Surabhi Shah tells the enchanting tale of Divali – the Hindu festival of lights and a highlight of India’s festive calendar. Performance | Stories of King Akbar and Birbal 12:00 noon – 12:30 pm | Please call 978-745, ext 3011 for reservations Hear the delightful tales of the mughal King Akbar and his famous advisor, Birbal. Storyteller, Surabhi Shah tells of how Birbal’s wisdom often saved the day – and the reputation of the King! Workshop | Bharatanatyam Dance 1 – 1:30 pm and 3 – 3:30 pm | East India Marine Hall Join dancers Sudarshan Belsare and Soumya Ramanathan for an introductory workshop on bharatanatyam, a two thousand year-old classical dance from South India that combines dance with theatre and storytelling. Performance | Stories of Extraordinary Women of India 2 – 2:45 pm | Morse Auditorium Join storyteller, Surabhi Shah to hear enthralling stories of extraordinary women from India’s Hindu, Jain and Muslim cultures of India. Drop-in Art Activity | Taj Mahal Inlay-Inspired Collage 2 – 4 pm | Art Studios Create a collage inspired by the beautiful floral inlays that adorn the Taj Mahal’s white marble surfaces.

Date: 11/12/2005
Location: Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem MA
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Organized By: Peabody Essex Museum

Cost: Included with museum admission Atrium, museum galleries, Morse Auditorium, and East India Marine Hall

Contact: http://www.pem.org/visit/hours.php

Web: http://www.pem.org/events/children.php

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