Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Programmes Newsletter

May 1998

  • The Council arranged special performances in several cities in Brazil ( Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Londrina, & Campinas) during the visit of the President to that country. An exhibition of works by contemporary Indian artists was also on view in Rio de Janeiro

  • A joint effort with Austria resulted in an exhibition of contemporary Indian and Austrian paintings, " The Search Within", which was inaugurated in Vienna. The exhibition will be on view in India later this year. Other travelling exhibitions sponsored by the Council opened in Zagreb (Croatia) and Pretoria (South Africa)

  • In addition to Brazil, Indian cultural presentations were held in several cities in Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Barbados, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Greece, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, the UAE, Egypt, Morocco and Sri Lanka

  • A week-long presentation, " Days of Kyrghyz Culture ", which was to have been inaugurated in New Delhi on the 25th, had to be postponed due to a natural calamity (floods) in parts of Kyrghyzstan. Artistes from Mauritius and Morocco visited India

  • The Council facilitated the travel of Indian scholars and artists to Sri Lanka, Austria, France, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K. for lecture tours and interaction with their counterparts during exhibitions and international festivals

  • The Retrospectives series featured a Sitar recital by maestro Pt. Debu Chaudhuri on the 19th and a Hindustani vocal recital by Ms Ashwini Bhide on the 28th at Tagore Hall

  • The Horizon series, providing a platform to young artistes empanelled with the Council, featured Bharatanatyam (8th) and Carnatic vocal music recitals (15th and 29th).

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