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Indian Summer Festival Announces Rhythm Infinitum

Indian Summer Festival Announces Rhythm Infinitum

Indian Summer Festival Announces Rhythm Infinitum

Indian Summer Festival announces Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert and Nova Bhattacharya’s Svāhā! Dance Performances as part of the 13th Annual Festival

(Vancouver, BC) – Indian Summer Festival, Vancouver’s ‘festival for the curious mind,’ is pleased to announce two performances as part of the 13th edition of the carefully curated event. The Indian Summer Festival hosts Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar in Concert on July 13 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and two nights of dance performances on July 14 to 15 of Nova Bhattacharya’s Svāhā! at The Playhouse. For more event information or to buy tickets, please visit

“We’re thrilled to announce these two first performances as part of the 13th edition programming of the Indian Summer Festival,” says Pawan Deol, Executive Director of Cultural Programming. “We collaborated with our partners to bring these carefully curated events to Vancouver. Working with Jarrett Martineau and the Chan Centre on the musical selections, and with SFU Woodwards and DanceHouse for dance, we see community and collaboration as important values to our organization. And this year, our programming deeply reflects that.”

The rest of the Indian Summer Festival lineup will be announced at the beginning of June. Festival goers can expect compelling programming from local and international artists and thinkers, bringing exciting new performances to Vancouver.

Rhythm Infinitum: Shabazz Palaces & Sarathy Korwar

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023, 7 pm

Venue: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent. Road, Vancouver

Tickets: from $30

Two visionary artists come together to explore, explode, and break assumptions of the linearity of time. This is an invitation into kaleidoscopic sound worlds, charting pathways from past-present-future. Experience the Afrofuturist hip-hop sonic landscapes of SHABAZZ PALACES (Seattle) and the Indofuturist world-building of percussionist and polymath SARATHY KORWAR (UK).

Event Presenting Partner: Odlum Brown

Svāhā! – Dance Performance with Nova Bhattacharya

Dates: Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, 2023

Time: 8 pm

Venue: Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Tickets: from $19

Svāhā! – is a shimmering, whirling ode to the rites and rituals of women, Nova Bhattacharya’s latest work Svāhā! celebrates the cathartic power of performance to unite people in laughter, beauty and shared joy. Inspired by women building community through acts of celebration, mourning and worship, Nova Dance uses the universal language of movement to gather people together in synchronous experience.

In addition to a cast of more than 20 performers from almost 30 different dance traditions – everything from Bharatnatyam to Butoh, as well as ballet, jazz and salsa, Svāhā! features local artists in an opening invocation that accompanies the performances. From this experience of communion and solidarity comes a work brimming with life, colour, and revelry of every hue.

Co-Produced by: SFU Woodwards, DanceHouse

About the Indian Summer Festival:

Established in 2011, Indian Summer Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival produced by the Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Its mission is to offer daring, multi-arts events that bring together diverse artists, audiences, and artists in a global dialogue and citizenship spirit. This year’s festival runs from July 6-16, 2023.

For festival highlights, and access to events, please visit

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