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"RADHE RADHE – Rites of Holi" NY and Chicago Premiere dates!

Inspired by the Holi festival, RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi is one of the most exciting commemorations of last year’s 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Celebrated filmmaker Prashant Bhargava (of “Patang” fame) and composer Vijay Iyer have sculpted an original performance of live music and film upon the fundamental structure referenced by the famed Russian composer—but in an entirely new cultural framework.  RADHE RADHE is a journey of sexual desire and primal devotion to the Goddess Radha. Bhargava’s lush film throws us in to the chaotic and colorful celebration. Raw and vibrant images of festival are contrasted with the performance of Anna George as the Goddess Radha. Vijay’s score performed by him and the International Contemporary Ensemble is moving and gracefully dissonant. RADHE RADHE transports Stravinsky’s semi-mythological tale of mysterious primordial Russian rituals into an actual religious festival.

The film will be screened in Chicago and New York city and is an event that should not be missed!  Buy Tickets Here and check out the other details below!

RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI

NEW YORK PREMIERE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 20 at 7:30pm

BAM Next Wave Festival
BAM Harvey Theater | 615 Fulton St. | Brooklyn, NY

Music by VIJAY IYER
Film by PRASHANT BHARGAVA
Starring ANNA GEORGE
Music Performed by VIJAY IYER & THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
with Miranda Cuckson, Michi Wiancko, Tyshan Storey

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF MUSIC & FILM


 

CONVERSATION WITH THE FILMMAKERS
MONDAY DECEMBER 15 at 6:30pm
At Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery | New York, NY
Moderated by Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company
Free Admission


RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI
CHICAGO PREVIEW
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 6:30pm

At LOGAN CENTER at the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
915 E. 60th Street | Chicago, IL

DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR PRASHANT BHARGAVA FOLLOWS

Music by VIJAY IYER
Film by PRASHANT BHARGAVA
Starring ANNA GEORGE

Film with recorded score.
Free Admission.

Sponsored by Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Eye on India, Indo American Heritage Museum
Additional Sponsors: Raaz Couture, Somrus, Janice Bond, Ranjana’s Indian Cooking Classes

Special Thank You to ISHI VESTS who provided attire for all our performances.