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Curriculart meets India

Published Thursday April 01 2010

Curriculart meets India

On 13th March 2010, H.E. Mr. Marc Courte, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India, organized a cultural event entitled Curriculart meets India in the magnificent garden of the Embassy of Luxembourg in New Delhi.

Curriculart meets India is an adaptation to the Indian cultural context of the first Curriculart project that took place in Luxembourg in May 2008. Conceptualized by artist Marie-Pierre Trauden-Thill, Curriculart focuses on the theme of life, the course of life, life in progress, of decay and renewal. It revolves around a flower which symbolizes death and resurrection: the dandelion.

Aiming at bringing together Luxembourg and Indian cultural traditions on this subject, the project created a cultural exchange which opened a new dimension on both sides. Artists of both countries created a work of art which incorporated paintings (by Marie-Pierre Trauden-Thill), a musical composition, a dance performance (by noted Bharatnatyam exponent Ragini Chander Shekar), a cinematographic creation (by film director Nitin Chauhan), as well as a literary thought.

300 people from the Indian civil society were present during the performance including a Minister of State. Many journalists and a cameraman from the TV channel ETV (broadcasted in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai) were also present during the program. After the official launch at the Embassy, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of paintings and films was inaugurated at the Romain Rolland Gallery at Alliance Française from 15th to 20th March 2010 within the framework of the Francophonie Week.

For more information on Curriculart meets India, please refer to Marie Pierre Trauden's website : www.trauden-thill.com

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