In conversation at the NCPA

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to forward to you below the NCPA creative, with details of my talk on forty years of artists’ management.  The interlocutor will be the noted contemporary dancer, Uttara Asha Coorlawala, to whom I am indebted for her constant support.  My thanks too to Swapnokalpa Dasgupta – Head of Dance Programming at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai and herself a classical Odissi dance performer and teacher – and her team for kindly arranging this event.

I do look forward to seeing you on Monday 27th February at 11 am in the Stuart Liff Library at the NCPA.

Please do share this information with your friends and contacts.  Thanks.

My talk with Asha will cover a gamut of issues: 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 of my recent book so aptly suggests); the situation of the Indian classical performing arts – it’s scope, audiences and organisers’ reactions – on the ground in Europe and, finally, an overview of the challenges of an impresario (for Indian artists), a fascinating but all too rare and under-represented profession in both India and the west.

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