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What’s on this week: The AGO Maharaja Festival

January 24th, 2011

This is going to be a busy week at the AGO.

You may not know this but 2011 is The Year of India in Canada and, to celebrate, the AGO is hosting its very own Maharaja Festival!

Here’s a highlight of the events taking place between Wednesday, January 26 – Sunday, January 30, 2011. The complete list of events is available here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

  • Sound artist Debashis Sinha performs Shruti, combining video footage and sound recordings from Kolkata, in Walker Court from 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • Sitar player Anwar Kurshid performs in the exhibition gallery between 1:30-6:00 pm.
  • South Asian dance company InDance performs in the exhibition gallery between 6:00-8:00 pm.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

  • Join tours of the Maharaja exhibition exploring trends in fashion, colour, textiles and design at 12:00 pm in Walker Court (also on Saturday and Sunday).
  • Classical dancer Genevieve Beaulieu performs court dances in the exhibition gallery between 1:30-4:30 pm.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011 (Family Sunday)

  • Make Rangoli Floor Art with artist Asha Aditi using spices, grains, mirrors, bottle caps and more as well as other crafts in the Beastly Tales exhibition from 1:00-4:00 pm.
  • Toronto Tabla Ensemble performs at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at Walker Court, followed by the chance to learn some cool dance moves.
  • Kids can join their own ‘royal’ procession through Walker Court at 3:00 pm!
  • Classical dancer Genevieve Beaulieu performs court dances in the exhibition gallery between 1:30-4:30 pm.
  • Frank Weber of the Tea Emporium demonstrates tea-making in the Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium from 2:00-4:00 pm.

It is going to be a great week! And remember, the complete list of events is available here.

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