Artasia Project

Artasia Project

This is an annual initiative aimed at demystification of South Asian classical arts. The objective of this initiative is to ensure that all people interested may be enabled to understand the basics of South Asian classical arts, with no pretentions to turn them into performers. It is a demystification and democratization of performing arts, which the centre considers crucially important for development of a public, especially in the context that the audience of non-diaspora members is outnumbering that of the diaspora.

The important aspects of this project are:

  • will be presented during two weekends in September
  • will be conducted in an interactive fashion by professional artists mostly from Montreal
  • these sessions will ultimately deal with every important element of the classical music and dance forms of South Asia (Carnatic, Hindustani, Qawwali, the eight officially recognized dance forms, the various musical instruments, interface with folk and world music etc.)
  • will use audio-visual means
  • will be adapted according to the interest shown by the audience
  • admission is free, but donations are very welcome.