SummerMela 2022: the 10th edition of the Festival of Indian Culture from 21 to 29 June

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SUMMER MELA

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June 21-29, 2022

ROME

Castel Sant’Angelo, Ettore Scola open-air theater, Casa del Cinema

ZAGAROLO (RM)

Rospigliosi Palace

An initiative promoted by

FIND Fonden / Alain Daniélou

with the support of

ISMEUS

executive production

Kama Productions

in cooperation with

Music Festival, Rome Municipality, Zagarolo Municipality, Palazzo Rospigliosi Institution, Gamaka Association, River To River Indian Film Festival, Roma Culture, Casa del Cinema, Zetema Progetto Cultura, Villa Borghese

under the protection of

Embassy of India in Italy, Rome Municipality, Lazio Region, Zagarolo Municipality

European Commission, MIC, SIAE, AIPFM, Rome Metropolitan City, Sapienza University

For all lovers of Indian art and culture, SummerMela returns to celebrate its ten-year anniversary. This year, the festival, scheduled for 21 to 29 June 2022, will be located between the garden of Castel Sant’Angelo, Palazzo Rospigliosi in Zagarolo – as traditionally – and the open-air theater Ettore Scola in Giardini della Casa in the cinema.

SummerMela represents, since its birth, a unique opportunity on national territory to share and understand Indian culture in its oldest and most refined traditions, but also in its contemporary expression expressed by great interpreters of Indian culture, music and dance.

The festival will be inaugurated on Tuesday 21 June on the occasion of two famous international days: Yoga, which in the open areas of Castel Sant’Angelo will see a collective yoga session take place at. 18:00, and the International Music Day. , where the festival will propose the Indian classical music concert SUMMER RAGA with Apratim Majumdar on sarod and Amit Chatterjee on tabla. The concert – in collaboration with the Music Festival – includes in two stages a selection of some ragas that are traditionally associated with the summer season to celebrate the summer solstice.

On Thursday 23 June, Palazzo Rospigliosi in Zagarolo will host the second appointment of SummerMela with the performance of theater-dance and martial arts DEMONI E DEI, where 9 dancers of different origins and backgrounds will interpret maestro Dominique Delorme’s theatrical works. . A performance, scheduled at 20:00, which in an innovative and original way combines the languages ​​of classical Indian dance theater and martial arts techniques (bharatanatyam dance, karana, kalaripayattu) with the languages ​​of modern dance theater research, as taught by the great choreographer.

It will be Delorme himself who from 24 to 26 June will always in Zagarolo lead a Masterclass of Bharatanrtyam and Karana Dance (registration on the festival’s official website)

SummerMela ends on Wednesday 29 June with a special event in the outdoor spaces of the Casa del Cinema in Rome, Ettore Scola open-air theater, starting at 18:00. In fact, there will be three moments to share Indian culture, each of which will be dedicated to different artistic expressions.

The event opens with the presentation of the photographic book INDIA, DESIDERIO DI LUCE by photographer Mario D’Angelo, a volume published on the occasion of the festival’s ten-year anniversary, evoking the most striking moments of the performances that hosted the previous editions through pictures. A veritable visual diary of a cultural enterprise, the author’s pictures give readers a lasting impression of beauty and joy.

Afterwards, from around kl. 19.30, Maestro Rakesh Chaurasia, considered to be one of the main exponents of Hindustan classical music and virtuoso of bansuri (the bamboo flute of the Indian tradition), will perform the Indian classical music concert EVENING RAGA accompanied by tabla. by Sanjay Kansa Banik.

The evening ends at 21.00 with screening of one of the best known cult films from Indian classical culture: Baiju Bawra, which this year marks the 70th anniversary of its premiere in cinemas. The film, directed by Vijay Bhatt, was a surprising blockbuster with a completely classic soundtrack and won several awards.

All initiatives, except Masterclass, are free admission subject to availability.

SummerMela is promoted by FIND / Alain Daniélou Foundation, with support from ISMEO, and produced by Kama Productions.
SUMMER 2022 – THE PROGRAM
June 21, Castel Sant’Angelo / ROM
18:00 International Yoga Day – public authorities speech and Yoga session

20:00 International Music Day – Indian classical music concert SUMMER RAGA with Apratim Majumdar (sarod) and Amit Chatterjee (tabla)
promoted by the Indian Embassy in Italy and the FIND / Alain Daniélou Foundation
in collaboration with the Music Festival and Rome Municipality
with the protection of the European Commission, MIC, SIAE, AIPFM, Lazio Region, Sapienza University

June 23, Palazzo Rospigliosi / ZAGAROLO (RM)
20:00 Theater-dance and martial arts show DEMONS AND GODS
Choreography and staging: Dominique Delorme
in: Dominique Delorme, Marianna Biadene, Julia Haussener, Roberta Cavicchioli, Alexandra Denissova, Mariya Sazanska, Sofia Paracchini, Noemi Montedoro, Antonella Ravani
music: Muthuswamy Pillai, Ninu Mazundar, TV Gopalakrishnan – India

Epi Dandarvaanchig, Mongolia – Gyuto Monks, Tibet – Servais Haanen, The Netherlands

promoted by FIND / Alain Daniélou Foundation

executive production Kama Productions
in collaboration with Zagarolo Municipality, Palazzo Rospigliosi Institution, Gamaka Association
with the protection of Rome Metropolitan City, Lazio Region, Sapienza University

June 24/26, Palazzo Rospigliosi / ZAGAROLO (RM)
Bharatanrtyam and Karana dance master classes
with Maestro Dominique Delorme
by the Gamaka Association
promoted by FIND / Alain Daniélou Foundation

executive production Kama Productions

in collaboration with Zagarolo Municipality, Palazzo Rospigliosi Institution
with the protection of Rome Metropolitan City, Lazio Region, Sapienza University

June 29, Ettore Scola Outdoor Theater, Casa del Cinema, ROME
18:30 Presentation of the photographic book: India, wish for light photographs by Mario D’Angelo / Edition ASIEUR Guests: Ambassador Neena Malhotra Embassy of India in Italy (tuberculosis), Jacques Cloarec (Honorary President of the FIND Foundation), Jean-Pierre Pastori ( FIND Foundation President), Adriano Rossi (ISMEO President), Riccardo Biadene (FIND Foundation Artistic Director), Mario D’Angelo (Photographer)

19:30 Concert with Indian classical music AFTEN RAGA
Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri flute) and Sanjay Kansa Banik (tabla)

Presented by SE Neena Malhotra and Riccardo Biadene
21:00 Screening of the movie Baiju Bawra (Baiju the Crazy)
directed by Vijay Bhatt music Naushad (India 1952, ov hindi subt. Italian. 155 ‘)

present
Giorgio Gosetti (Director of Casa del Cinema)
Riccardo Biadene (SummerMela artistic director)
Selvaggia Velo (director River ten River Indian Film Festival)

promoted by FIND / Alain Daniélou Foundation

with support from ISMEO

executive production Kama Productions
in collaboration with River To River Indian Film Festival, Roma Culture, Casa del Cinema, Zetema Progetto Cultura, Villa Borghese

with the patronage of the Embassy of India in Italy, Rome Municipality, Lazio Region, Zagarolo Municipality

SUMMER MELA

FIND Honorary President: Jacques Cloarec
Artistic direction: Riccardo Biadene
Organization and communication:

Marianna Biadene, Francesco Durante Viola, Claudia Mastroroberto

Social media manager: Irene Carpini
Graphic design and web: THANK YOU studio / Valentina Barsotti, Matteo Stefanelli
Technical and sound manager: Mattia Biadene
Lighting and photography manager: Michele Nassuato
Video Operators: Emanuele Basso, Davide Selim Damato
Photographer: Mario D’Angelo
FIND homes: Sylvain Dumont, Maurizio Del Monaco, Fior and Dana Voicu
Motion graphics: Alessandro Esposito

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