Importance of Tradition in Arts

Registration Closed

Date and time: Wednesday,  14.07.2020 at 08.30 am (IST) An Email Invite with link will follow.

Registration will be Closed by:  13.07.2020 at 07.00 pm (IST)

About Webinar:

Tradition let's us understand the belief system and values embedded in Arts. It allows us to visit our rich history and culture. Following the previous committment towards the unbounded flow of knowledge amid crisis caused during COVID-19, we present next chapter of captivative Webinar from IQAC of the University. Classical Indian Arts has its roots from the ancient Vedas, also known as the way of life in ancient India. Indians believed and dwell around the naad bramha - divine origin of music. During its trasformation over time, it engaged musical style forms from various locations around India, Persia, Mughal Origin States etc. Considering the Schools system, there are two major discipline of Indian classical music: the Hindustani style from the North and the Karnatak (also spelled Carnatic and Karanatic) of the Southern Part of India. The Hindustani style features a number of Turko-Persian musical elements not found in the more varied and, in some ways, complex Karnatak style. Well-known Hindustani styles include Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khayal, Tappa and Thumri. [Source: Rough Guide of World Music]

Indian Art forms have major influences from its Gharana; A gharana could be understand as a school of music usually been founded by illustrious artists of their respective tradition. This Webinar will provide us with insight on the importance of Tradition in Indian Art Form and rituals thus followed during the knowledge transfer. aspects of Spiritualism encapsulated within Indian Music. This event will be conducted by the Dr. Geetanjali Tiwari from USA. 

During the Webinar we shall discuss on importance of Tradition in Arts specialy in performing and fine arts with rich deliberations of our Resource Person and Chair Prof. Mandavi Singh, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of Indira Kala Sangit Viswhavidyalaya Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh - INDIA.

About Resource Person:

Dr. Geetanjali Tiwari, was born in Bilaspur and brought up in India, but has been serving as an academician in Lawrence, Kansas, USA since long. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Pennsylvania State University and MSc in Wildlife from the Wildlife Institute of India. Dr. Tiwari has served at University of Kansas and created the programme of South Asian Studies there, starting with the introduction of Hindi Language.  She then expanded it to teach various aspects of Indian culture, including mantra chanting, yoga, cooking etc. She created the study abroad program to India and thus created the opportunity for numerous batches of American students to experience India first hand. She quit the University position recently and is now fully engaged in learning and teaching the Sanskrit language, chanting, yoga and Indian culture from her home, as a service.

Dr. Geetanjali takes keen interest in classical music and art. She has been trained in diverse forms of Indian Classical Music from a young age in India. She learned Hindustani Khayal style and moved on to semi-classical gazal, thumri forms by various teachers including the well-known vocalist Shanti Hiranand, a prominent disciple of the vocalist queen BegamAkhtar.  Dr. Tiwari also had the honor to learn Dhrupad under Z.M. Dagar and Z.F. Dagar in Mumbai, under a SPIC-MACAY scholarship. She has since been associated with the prestigious SPIC MACAY organization and brought numerous eminent music and dance artists to the University of Kansas. She attended, organized and played a key role in many national and international conventions. 

Love for Indian art, culture and values are integral to Dr. Tiwari’s life even after serving for so long in the USA. Dr. Tiwari strongly believes in the value of experiential knowledge and her teachings demonstrate that.  She not only maintains deep and strong ties with her American students but also has maintained strong ties with her roots in India and returns every year to India for long durations.

Her online sessions shall be beneficial for the students and it shall motivate them to better question and understand Indian Culture from a global perspective. She is well versed in both Hindi and English language which shall allow her to reach and interact with maximum number of participants.