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Kultar's Mime at Hofstra University

Wednesday
,
28
October
2015
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Thursday
,
29
October
2015
10:00 pm
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12:00 am
(EDT)
Monroe Lecture Center
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Kultar's Mime at Hofstra University

An immersive theatre experience that tells the story of the 1984 Delhi Massacre
Wednesday
,
28
October
2015
10:00 pm
-
12:00 am
(EDT)
Monroe Lecture Center
(
Hempstead
,
New York
)
Hosted By
Hosted By
Hosted by
no one

Kultar's Mime is a devised play that blends painting, poetry, theater and music to tell the stories of Sikh children who survived the 1984 Delhi massacre that was organized in the wake of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.

A collective of young Jewish artists decides to commemorate a 1903 Pogrom that targeted Jews in the Russian town of Kishinev. During their journey, they learn about the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in Delhi and in a powerful moment of embracing the pain of the 'other', they shift focus and decide to tell a story that the world has largely ignored. The play incorporates text from two poems : Kultar's Mime by Sarbpreet Singh and In The City Of Slaughter by Haim Bialik.

Kultar's Mime comes to Hofstra after 51 acclaimed performances all over the world. The play is a powerful condemnation of intolerance and violence, which affirms that just as hatred can transcend culture, religion and geography, so can compassion.

Kultar's Mime is directed by J Mehr Kaur, who attends Smith College and is being presented worldwide by The Sikh Research Institute.

7 pm– 7:15 pm:  Preview of paintings

7:20 pm – 8:15 pm :  Play

8:15 pm – 8:30 pm:  Q&A with Co-composer Sarbpreet Singh

8:30 pm – 9:15 pm:  Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Balbinder Singh Bhogal (Sardarni Kuljit Kaur Bindra Chair in Sikh Studies, Assoc. Prof. Religion, Hofstra University, NY) 

Panelists:

Dr. Santiago Slabodsky (Florence and Robert Kaufman Chair in Jewish Studies, Assoc. Prof. Religion, Hofstra University, NY)

Prabhsharanbir Singh (Doctoral Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC, Vancouver)

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Wednesday
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28
October
2015
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Thursday
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29
October
2015
10:00 pm
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12:00 am
(EDT)

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Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead
,
New York
11549
United States
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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