The premiere of a documentary on the music project Jhalaak, followed by a conversation with some of Canada’s most innovative musical voices.
The 13th Annual Indian Summer Festival took place from July 6-16th in Vancouver. In 2023 our distilled, powerful, ten-event lineup spoke to the theme of ‘inter/dependence’’. The idea of the individual human being as a distinct, autonomous, and self-determined unit is a fiction created by Euromodernity. Rather, Ancient Cultures have long understood that we exist in relationship to all. How could we truly understand our/selves in isolation when we are sculpted by near and distant conditions, and we affect all through our actions?
Our 2023 festival theme of inter/dependence was an invitation to our artists to unpack the illusion of separateness, to explore shifts in their own work from fragmentation and isolated individualism to constellations of connectedness. It is with this sentiment in our hearts – the power of the collective and the multivalent interdependence that is essential to societies and ecosystems – that we delivered this festival edition.
"Orene has stepped up to the plate to represent her communities, and her brilliance has not gone unnoticed." — Stir Vancouver Orene Askew aka DJ O Show has many identities – a sought after DJ, vibrant motivational speaker, a two-spirited Afro-Indigenous person, a former Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) councilor, and a pillar of Vancouver’s LGBT+ […]
Supported by "Maitreyi has deep knowledge of artistic practices as well as traditional healing practices and philosophies.” — Dr. Arun Garg, MD FRCPS Yogacharini Maitreyi is both a trained artist and a master yoga practitioner with a dedicated following in Vancouver and around the world. In this special event, she invites us to a space […]