From art activities and film screenings to Bollywood dancing and late-night karaoke, an exciting line-up is in store for Crow Collection After Dark: Bollywood Bash from 6 – 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 19, at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Dancers from the UTD Indian Association and soloist Ahila Gulasekaram will present an outdoor multimedia Bollywood dance performance. Members of the audience will be invited up to learn a few Bollywood moves, too.
In addition, a variety of activities are planned throughout the evening including paper-lantern and rangoli sand decoration crafts, Bollywood film classics, karaoke and Indian beer samplings. (See detailed schedule below.) Open to the general public, admission and activities are free.
Friday (November 19). from 6 – 11:45 p.m.
Crow Collection of Asian Art located at 2010 Flora St., Dallas 75201. In the event of rain, outdoor activities may be moved inside the museum.
6 – 8 p.m.
Art Activity: Community Rangoli in the Crow Collection entrance. A type of decoration drawn on the ground in front of a house, a rangoli welcomes visitors to a household. Help create a community rangoli made of sand.
Art Activity: Paper Lanterns in the Mezzanine. Enlighten your night and make paper lanterns in the tradition of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Use shapes, colors and beads to create a paper lantern to decorate your room or home. Supplies limited.
Trunk Show: Breathe Deep Designs in The Lotus Shop. Meet artist Deepa Lal from Breathe Deep Designs featuring semi-precious jewelry designs from India.
Film Screening: Sita Sings the Blues in Gallery III. The greatest break-up story ever told, “Sita Sings the Blues” tells the story of Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic “The Ramayana,” who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. This version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana is beautifully animated and set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw (82 min).
Bollywood Dance Performance and Instruction outdoors in the Trammell Crow Center Plaza. Watch as dancers from the University of Texas at Dallas Indian Association and soloist Ahila Gulasekaram perform lively and exciting Bollywood dances under the stars. Stay after to learn some dance moves of your own!
Film Screening: Dance Raja Dance in Gallery III. Bombs. Breakdancing. Bollywood. “Dance Raja Dance” is the story of a street dancer named Raja who, after winning a dance competition, ignites a series of events involving love, treachery, sacrifice and dancing (140 min).
10 – 11:30 p.m.
Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen and Asian beer sampling at Trammell Crow Center Plaza. Join DJ Mark Ridlen for a multimedia karaoke experience while sampling complimentary Asian beer. Supplies limited; must show proof of age to be served alcohol.
About The Crow Collection
The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. LinkAsia, the newly dedicated gallery space at the Crow Collection, presents art works that provide a contemporary global path to understanding Asia through unique perspectives and mediums. The museum offers a serene setting for both quiet reflection and learning, which spans from the ancient to the contemporary. For more information, please go to www.crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430.