17 MAY 2013, ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
We are spoilt for choice this weekend, in South Brisbane alone, 2 big festivals are taking place: Encounters India and the Paniyiri Greek festival. Encounters India has been a 7 day festival celebrating the ties between Australian and India that ends on Sunday. It culminates this weekend in a cultural and food festival at Soutbank, including a Bollywood performance tomorrow night. Vincent Plush is the artistic director of the festival, and he spoke to Steve Austin….
Steve Austin interviews Vincent Plush, Mornings with Steve Austin, ABC612
14 MAY 2013, ATTUNED TO THE RHYTHMS OF INDIA
THE name Peggy Glanville-Hicks meant very little to Patricia Rozario. Then the Mumbai-born soprano was asked to sing one of the late Melbourne composer’s arias and soon realised they shared a bond with India.
Bridget Cormack, The Australian
9 MAY 2013, STRONGER BONDS: EXPERIENCE BOLLYWOOD AT A GREAT SEVEN DAY FESTIVAL
Indian traditional dancers will make an unlikely entrance to their performance at South Bank next weekend – in a cab.
Traditional Indian dancers will take part in a Bollywood performance as part of a week long cultural Indian festival next week.
Leeana Tamati, City South News
4 MAY 2013, BRADMAN SPICE TO FESTIVAL
“When soprano Greta Bradman performs at a dinner in Brisbane to honour her famous grandfather, she’ll help recreate one of the strangest episodes in the legendary cricketer’s life.
The Cricket Banquet, at The Old Museum in Bowen Hill on May 16 as part of Encounters: India festival (May 13-19) marks the late Sir Donald Bradman’s only fleeting visit to the subcontinent.”
Phil Brown, Brisbane News
1 MAY 2013, MAKING OF MODERN DAY MYTHS
“Why do artists make up their own stories? To understand their world, to question and defy prejudice, and to celebrate the beauty and power of the ordinary. Mythopoetic: Women Artists from Australia and India, an exhibition currently being featured at the Griffith University Art Gallery and the Queensland College of Art Galleries, is about creating and rewriting myths for the modern day.”
Tracey Lennon, Indian Link
10 MAY 2010, ENCOUNTERS: MEETING BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND CHINA
COINCIDING with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the Queensland Conservatorium mounted an ambitious, robust program to celebrate and probe the complex musical relationships between Australia and China.
Gillian Wills, The Australian