Monsoon Performing Arts Festival runs August 1–29
the South Asian Arts Society announced the dates and schedule for the sixth annual Monsoon Performing Arts Festival.
The festival, which runs August 1-31, celebrates South Asian art to the world through dance performances, panel discussions, a visual art market, dance classes and development workshops.
“In 2016, we launched the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts to provide South Asian artists with a platform on which to showcase their creative work,” said the festival producer. Gurpreet Sian. “This year we are delighted to once again bring our festival online with a range of outstanding artists performing in incredible music, dance, information and participation events.”
Events include the Monsoon market (August 1-31), which features the work of visual artists Angela Aujla, Anumation, Guntaj Deep Singh, Jag Nagra and Kiran Rai; and Monsoon musical evening (August 15), with performances by Des Raj, Jaswinder Raj, Rana Dholi, Kunda Culture, Uzume Taiko and Israel “Toto” Berriel & Friends.
Monsoon talks (August 22) are round tables of artists with Guntaj Deep Singh, Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari, Diamond Point and Sandeep Johal, with guest curator Jas Lally.
Sunday Sunday Dance Class offers free classes on Bollywood Dance with Karima Essa (August 1), Bhangra with Vancity Dance (August 8), Gidha with NachiYay (August 15) and Song & Dance with Krystal Kiran (August 22).
And Workshop on Wednesdays are free community development workshops on Music Review & Release Strategies with Ishq Bector (August 4), The Score: Sound Design & Composition for Theater & Film with Ruby Singh (August 11) and Freeing Your Character: Script Analysis for Actors with Adèle Noronha (August 18).
For the full list of events and information on participating artists, visit the festival website here.