Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series: Bahu-Beti-BiwiBryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series: Bahu-Beti-Biwihttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/233881BMC: McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall2013-03-22T20:00:002013-03-22T22:00:00
March 22, 8:00PM–10:00PM
BMC: McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Closes 2012-2013 Season
with Tour-De-Force Performance by Sheetal Gandhi on March 22
Final performance caps season of virtuosic and adventurous works in the arts
The 2012-2013 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series concludes Friday, March 22 with Bahu-Beti-Biwi, a solo performance by intercultural, multi-disciplinary director, choreographer and performer Sheetal Gandhi. Reviewed as “striking” and “stunning” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gandhi incorporates elements of contemporary and traditional dance, dramatic multi-lingual vocalizations and percussive text to comment on the Indian diaspora and the traditional roles of women in India.
In Bahu-Beti-Biwi, which translates to Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife, movement and music create the transition between characters inspired by women from Gandhi’s life. The piece is influenced by North Indian musical traditions that are brought into a contemporary context. Humor and tension create a platform for scenes of freedom and compromise, desire and longing, duty and love. Gandhi has performed the work around the globe.
The Bryn Mawr community in particular will find Gandhi a mesmerizing performer who entertains while addressing challenging issues regarding the changing roles of women Free residency activities will offer additional opportunities for engagement (see below).
Tickets are FREE for Tri-Co students, faculty and staff and are available in the Goodhart Arts Office 9:30am-1:00pm and 1:30-5pm following spring break, in the Campus Center on Wednesday March 20 from 12-2pm, and at the door. General admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $10 for students with ID and Dance Pass holders, and $5 for children under 12. Tickets and more information are available online at brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html or by calling 610-526-5210.
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