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Collaboration bring ancient Sanskrit play to UGA

Collaboration brings ancient Sanskrit play to UGA The earliest Sanskrit dramas, highly stylized performances of gesture and costume, music and dance, date from the first century, CE. While the tradition of performing Sanskrit plays has all but vanished, the UGA department of theatre and films studies and the Lyndon House Arts Center has collaborated on a production of this ancient Indian art form to campus.  “The Little Clay Cart,” a classical Sanskrit play performed in English, will be presented in the Cellar Theatre Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11a.m. The play will be performed by the Epic Actors’ Workshop, a not-for-profit theatre organization from New Jersey, and directed by Farley Richmond,…


Homecoming, Spotlight on the Arts start this weekend

UGA homecoming on Nov. 3 also marks the start of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, which continues through Nov. 11. More than 50 events will highlight the arts at UGA. For a more information, see arts.uga.edu. To download a copy of the UGA Men's Glee Club performance of the Alma Mater, see dropbox.com/s/ealfsfdxk2rruag/AlmaMater.mp3.


Ustad Nizami, 17 generation Indian musician, to perform and give workshop at UGA

Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, 17th generation Indian musician, poet, and composer, will give a performance of classical Indian music in Ramsey Concert Hall on Friday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $5. As a descendant of Mian Tan Sen, court musician of 16th century Moghal Emperor Akbar the Great, Nizami is a master of Hindustani and Sufi music in the Senia Gharana tradition. He will be performing on the sitar, harmonium, and tabla. He has performed for all Pakistani heads of state as well as for 3 United States presidents, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Saudi King Abdullah, and Jordan's King Hussein. Nizami is the creator behind several educational television programs in his native Pakistan, and has appeared countless…


Object in Focus: The Orpheus Relief Project

When initially considering Roman statues and bas-reliefs, one usually tends to visualize them as spotless sculptures of pure marble, adorned with details such as ivy, robes or a vase. In actuality, however, both Greek and Roman classical sculptures were frequently painted in bright colors. One relief in the collection of the University of Mississippi Museum that demonstrates this polychrome quality will be coming to visit the Georgia Museum of Art for a semester. An analysis of the relief shows traces of pigment from when the statue was originally created and painted, to heighten its sense of naturalism. The relief is a fragment of a much larger scene, and because it is a Roman copy of the Greek original (currently in the Louvre in Paris), researchers…

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