News Desk, News Nation 360 : The AMI Arts Festival 2023, a dynamic ten-day celebration showcasing a wide tapestry of artistic and cultural expressions, is proudly presented by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity. This yearly event, which is sponsored by the Emami CSR initiative, is scheduled to captivate audiences from December 1st to December 10th, 2023, at the cutting-edge 70,000-square-foot Kolkata Centre for Creativity. With captivating exhibitions, live performances, workshops, and interactive experiences, this festival promises to be a melting pot of artistic expressions. A wide range of artistic expressions, including visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and much more, will be showcased by both well-known and up-and-coming artists.
Throughout the festival, interesting workshops and masterclasses are planned for individuals who would like to fully immerse themselves in the material: Participate in workshops such as Eco-printing, Block Printing, Sanjhi Artistry: Paper Cutting Techniques, Madhubani Paintings, Woodcut Printing, Crafting Terracotta Sculptures, Ceramics Painting, Indigenous Toy Making, and more to gain practical experience and learn about different cultures. At this year's festival, embrace traditional crafts and artistic expressions while exploring the fundamentals of cross-cultural dialogue. Featured Talks are Bengal Art Colleges at a Crossroads : Teachers' Take - An engaging discussion with esteemed professors from top universities about the changing landscape of Bengal's art schools, Brushing with Change: Budding Artists from Bengal - An interview with young artists who discuss their experiences making the move from art schools to the demanding world of art, From Aspiring to Achieving: Navigating a Professional Artistic Career - Prof. Chhatrapati Dutta spoke with young Bengali artists who were navigating their professional artistic careers, Is Bengali Theatre Dead? – With modern directors and actors, examine the development and important questions surrounding the current status of Bengali theatre, Bengali Language is not a Necessity but a Luxury - In a fascinating discussion, Agni speaks with eminent lyricist and speaker Chandril Bhattacharya and Art of Giving: CSR and its role in promoting arts and culture.
The Footprint Film Festival is also a must-go-to. The Peninsula Studios is hosting the festival from December 8–9. It features exceptional films made by young adults and children with talent from India and other countries. This is the festival's first time in Kolkata, and it seeks to give aspiring filmmakers a platform and expose them to a variety of cinematic environments. Highlighted Film: Novera Hossain Nikon's moving documentary Aguan - Sun Behind the Horizon explores the life of a Dhaka rickshaw puller and her perseverance in the face of many hardships.
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