Family Festivals

Beyond Bollywood Family Festival
Saturday, May 9

Centered on the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, the festival offers activities for everyone in the family. All programs are FREE with Museum admission. The Morris Museum is pleased to present this Family Festival in conjunction with TV Asia.

RamyaIndian Dance Performance and Interpretation with Ramya Ramnarayan
Saturday, May 9, 11:00am

Accomplished Bharatanatyam performer Ramya Ramnarayan will present “Arpana: A Divine Offering.” Registration required. To register, call 973.971.3706.

Bollywood Family FestivalIndian Magic Show
Saturday, May 9, 1:30pm

Join world-class magical entertainer Shreeyash Palshikar for a show featuring the magical traditions and cultures of India. The performance includes an Indian rope trick, a water suspension mystery demonstration, and more. All ages. Registration required. To register, call 973.971.3706.


Indian Magic Talk with Shreeyash Palshikar
Saturday, May 9, 3:00pm

This talk will provide a historical and cultural overview of Indian magic starting with its roots in Indian mystical practices and concluding with a discussion of the current state of the art. It will introduce the three main types of Indian magicians, briefly analyze these images, and describe tricks particular to each of these types. The talk will draw on Dr. Palshikar’s research for his PhD qualifying paper from The University of Chicago and incorporate personal insights from his two decades of performing worldwide as an Indian magician.

tvasia-logo The Beyond Bollywood Family Festival is being held in conjunction with TV Asia.



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