ITALY (eTN) – The foundation FIND (India-Europe Foundation of New Dialogues) is the evolution and transformation of the Harsharan Foundation, established in 1969 at the behest of the French musicologist and Indologist Alain Danielou.
His long stay in India started in 1932, and meetings with writers, artists, philosophers, poets, and intellectuals including the great Rabindranath Tagore, made of Danielou “a European citizen who has incorporated the Indian civilization in its essence,” and provided him with the belief that education in respect for diversity and dialogue among cultures is the only way forward for humanity.
Today, as never before, the relationship between a Europe in deep crisis and a growing India has become ever more important, and a dialogue focused on the comparison of a humanistic stamp based on culture and art, provides a basis for a perspective of common progress not to be postponed.
FIND moves on this ground, which deals with different disciplines such as music, photography, art, dance, literature, academic dialogues, and meetings between journalists, and creates opportunities for collaboration for artists and researchers of different nationalities, with seminars, events, projects research, courses, and residency programs in order to promote the artistic and cultural exchange between India and the European countries.
To celebrate the new proceeding of the Harsharan Foundation that from this current year will become the “India-Europe Foundation of New Dialogues,” FIND will be celebrated with a Summer Lea or a great summer party (in the style of the colorful Indian celebration for the coming of the seasons), between Rome and Zagarolo which will start on June 21 on the occasion of the day of the solstice coinciding with the World Music Day. This will be a week-long celebration from June 21 to 29.
There will be a gala dinner, an institutional dinner by invitation only, on June 21 at the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Among the guests will be the Indian Minister for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor, the new Indian Ambassador to Italy Basant Kumar Gupta, Director Shekhar Kapur, Sociologist Ashis Nandy, Novelist Tarun Tejpal, Artists Sudoph Gupta and Bharti Kher, Novelist Dileep Padgaonkar, Composer Jan Claude Eloy, Reporter and Director of APP Shoma Chaudhury, Psychoanalyst and Novelist Sudhir Kakar, the Publisher of the magazine Seminar Malvika Singh, curator of the Alkazi-Rahaab Allana Foundation, Journalist from INDIA TODAY Swaminathan Kalidas, Director of ICCR Suresh Goel, 2 mecenatiMuzaffar and Maharaja Gaj Singh and Kotwara of Ali, Director of the Smithsonian Folkways Rec Atesh Sonneborn, Director of the Musee Guimet in Paris Olivier de Bernon, Director of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin Lars Koch, Director of the Elysee Museum in Lausanne Sam Stourdze, Director of Casa de la Inda Valladolid Guillermo Rodriguez, Ia Independent Journalist Isabella Thomas, Director of the Museum of Music of Barcelona Rome Escalas, Director of the Foundation Chose Nicola Sani, Director of IISMC the Giorgio Cini Foundation John Jury, President of the Lazio Region Zingaretti, President of the MAXXI Giovanna Melandri, President of the Italy-India Mr. Sandro Gozi, Diplomat and Author Roberto Toscano, and other distinguished members of Italian and Indian institutions.
ساعت 1100 1700
Shiva and Dionysus – Solstice Festival – Zagarolo
FIND Opening Ceremony (by invitation only) – Villa The Labyrinth – Alain Danielou Centre
Duo Rafael & Victor Aguirre
Tribute to Palestrina, instrumental transcriptions and conceptual vision in contemporary music
Program: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Choral Selections Arvo Part, Fratres
ساعت 1730 2100
Homage to Alain Danielou- (free entry) – Palazzo Rospigliosi, Roma
– India 1935-55 exhibition, photographs by Alain Danielou and Raymond Burnier
– Music from the Island of Crete, concert of the great Greek composer Psarantonis (1800 hours)
Program: Faragi (Canyon), Rizitiko (traditional Cretan music of the highlands), Tarahi (riot), near Trieste, Pentozalis, Pidichtos, Chaniotiko Sirto, Malebiziotis (traditional music for dance), Dias (Zeus), Petroperdika (partridge), Tigris (Tiger), Choros ton Kouriton (dance Kourites)
Performance of Kathakali dance-drama from Kerala Academy of Sadhanam
Bhasmasura Vadham – The Lord Shiva
Choreographed by Sadanam Harikumar
The Body – Conference (participation on booking)
Villa Labyrinth, Alain Danielou Centre – Zagarolo
History, Politics, Health and Mortality. Indian and Western Perspectives.
The program aims to analyze issues related to nutrition and health, such as AIDS, obesity, chronic illness, aging of the population, or the re-emergence of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis still alive in the twenty-first century. The conference will address these issues from different disciplinary perspectives in order to identify policies for resolving practical and cognitive dilemmas relating to the health and well-being which afflict contemporary societies.
MAXXI Finds INDIA
Meeting with the artists Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher, moderator Malvika Singh
Tribute to Ravi Shankar: Concert of Indian classical music with Ustad Sageer Khan, Rashmi Bhatt and sitar, tabla (SPACE YAP square outside the museum)
The event opens IN-DIALOGUE, format of a -year collaboration between FIND and MAXXI in its first edition, and the concert opens the large installation HE! Study BAM, winner of the 2013 YAP MAXXI, the program dedicated to young architects in partnership with MoMA and PS1 in New York.
Continue the residences of artists with meetings still to be defined
Residency program FIND: The residency programs will involve, in the coming years, figures from the cultural world of Indian established or emerging musicians, choreographers, intellectuals, photographers, writers, journalists, dancers, artists.
Residents, 2013: Swaminathan Kalidas, Musicologist and Director of Swaminathan, Delhi; Tarun Tejpal, Author and Editor of Tehelka, Delhi; Malvika Singh, Editor of Seminar, Delhi; Shoma Chaudhury, Journalist, Delhi; Subodh Gupta, Artist, New Delhi; Bharti Kher, Artist, New Delhi
More info: www.find.org.in