About The Webinar

  • Connect with a diverse art audience globally
  • Interact with creative experts
  • Be a part of compelling discussions and create content in the process.

Our live and interactive webinars are based on a variety of topics around diverse art forms. A wide range of topics from art history and heritage across dance, music, films, theatres, stagecraft, costumes and stage presentations and dance teaching are covered in these webinars. Specially designed topics are curated and explored depending on the sessions organised on demand. All webinars last 1 to 2 hours and are recorded. They end with a question and answer session where you have the opportunity to discuss and add your valuable input.

Watch the film and book a discussion session. These Webinars are based on dance collaborations between diverse cultures and dance forms seen through the lens of the first indo-western dance partnership of Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova and the father of modern Indian dance Uday Shankar. We will particularly focus on its contemporary relevance. The Webinar can be designed to focus on:

Exploring the theme of co-creation between Western and Asian dance (classical and/or contemporary) within a transnational framework and from a comparative perspective. The aim is to develop a sense of the scope and value in both genres and to demonstrate its limitations. Historicizing the emergence of the term collaboration within the period histories of romanticism, classicism, modernism, postmodernism and uses this periodization to explore contemporary productions of dance and training in Europe, UK and India and global diasporas.

Watch The Film “A Meeting of Cultures” & Book a Discussion Season

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    About the Hosts

    Protima Chatterjee

    Founder and director of Abundant Art and Abundant Art Gallery. Protima is a trained dancer and arts journalist. She continues her work as a performer, choreographer, and dance teacher. Protima evolved into an art entrepreneur directing Abundant Art as a company and directing the multi-faceted arts projects that Abundant Art conceptualises and delivers. She has further developed her career to branch out into film-making with her directorial debut ‘A Meeting of Cultures’.

    Roger Kitchen

    Roger Kitchen began recording people’s memories in 1974, using the collected reminiscences as the source for local books. He co-founded Living Archive Milton Keynes and was its General Manager from 1992 to 2002 and is currently its Chairman. Living Archive’s basic premise is that everybody has a story to tell. Such stories and other primary source materials have inspired multifarious high-quality artistic, creative and educational activities including large scale musical documentary plays, books, exhibitions and websites. Roger has been working with abundant art on its various film projects since 2018.

    Piali Ray,OBE

    Piali Ray is Director of SAMPAD, a leading national agency for the development of South Asian arts, based in Birmingham.

    Some of Piali’s notable achievements are Piali was awarded an OBE in 2002; an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in 2006 amongst many other accolades. Piali has played a key role in Abundant Art’s recent heritage project as a mentor and panel advisor.

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    How does the Webinar work?

    The webinar will include a moderator and members of the panel, numbers of which will be determined based on the need of the sessions booked. Our panellists are experts in the field and have remarkable track record in artistic and academic work, giving each webinar an all-rounded view drawing from their knowledge of the arts, philosophy, film-making, arts mentorship, choregraphing, teaching and heading multi-cultural arts organisations. There will be visuals (images and clips), music and texts used as required by the session.

    What is the duration of the sessions?

    The sessions are approximately 1 to 2 hours long but will also depend on the particular event of the day.

    How do I book a webinar session?

    To organise a webinar on demand for your private group please email us on info@abundantart.net. For one of the webinars advertised here please follow the links available on this page.

    Are these webinars free of cost?

    There is a small fee for each session payable at the time of booking. Proceeds are used towards a small fee to our panellists who take time out of their busy schedule and join us in these discussions.

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