USF Center for India Studies Celebrates One Year Anniversary
September 12, 2010
The Center for India Studies celebrated its one year anniversary with friends, dignitaries, and a special multimedia performance, Chitram: A Portrait of India; it was attended by chief guest Sanjiv Arora, Consul General of India, Houston. Directed by artist-in-residence, Kanniks Kannikeswaran, Chitram took spectators on a journey through time, documenting five millennia of cultural history through choreographed dance sequences amplified by a sophisticated chorus of singers, and an illuminating commentary with photographs of India’s ancient temple architecture, landscapes, and diverse people. Alongside members of the Tampa Bay Indian community, more than 40 USF students performed, volunteered and helped with the production.