Indian, Thai culture come together

The Embassy of India presents Flames Of Aarti, a live theatre performance of contemporary poetry in motion by professional multi-faceted artist Aarti Saikia, at Siam Society, Asok Road, on Wednesday at 7pm.

Aarti Saikia. photo courtesy of siam society

This is a rare chance to witness an authentic expression of artistic and cultural values in a sustainable contemporary setting rendered by the Indian dancer, writer, poet and choreographer who has over three decades of international experience in the realm of creative and performance arts.

She will delight the audience with her self-penned expressive poetry that she describes as "a dance between words" and "born in the arms of her imagination" while Tiger Drum Thailand musicians will be blending in their traditional and modern rhythms to create a unique impression of world cultures.

Aarti has trained in several dance styles including classical Indian, classical ballet, Spanish flamenco and contemporary and Bollywood dance.

She has showcased "poetry in motion" at an exhibition of international artists in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2017 and at the Global Women Artists exhibition in Chiang Rai in 2019.

Her directorial debut was SoulVilla, a multi-cultural theatre production, which was staged at Alliance Francaise Bangkok in 2017. She is also artistic curator of several creative and performance-based events in Thailand.

A former professional at the UNHCR, she has created a unique platform through her creative expressions to build on innovative artistic projects, thus redefining the potential of creative sustainability as an interdisciplinary cultural approach to finding new orthodoxies in society.

Tickets cost 600 baht (500 baht for members and 200 baht for students). Call 02-661-6470--3.

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