Book Launch – JOY, AWE AND TEARS

Dear Friends,

Please find below information on my “In Conversation” with the innovative classical and contemporary dancer, Uttara Asha Coorlawala.  The event, part of the NCPA Mumbai Dance Season, has been choreographed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi, noted Kathak dancer, around my book, “Joy, Awe and Tears”, which relates my forty-year experiences of artists’ management in Europe.  I am so grateful to both artists for their time and commitment to me and my book.

The event will take place on Saturday 4th February from 3 to 4.30 pm at ANKH Cube in Deonar (a thirty-five-minute run on the Eastern Expressway from Regal Cinema in south Mumbai).

We so look forward to welcoming you amidst us.  Please do forward this mail to your Mumbai contacts.

With my thanks and warm wishes – Shireen Isal

The event will cover my very personal experiences in managing Indian artists in Europe, from the giants of Indian music to young and upcoming musicians and dancers, the joy, awe and tears, as the title so aptly suggests.  I will also discuss the situation of the Indian classical performing arts – it’s scope, audiences and organisers’ reactions – on the ground in Europe.  Lastly, but not least, I will offer an overview of the profession of an impresario (for Indian artists), a fascinating but all too rare and under-represented one in both India and the west.

Poster design: Tarini Tripathi

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