■ 講者簡介 劉瑄臻／藝術家
Topic: Contemporary cultural growth in India and the experience of learning Indian art in India.
■ Introduction of the Talk
The Talk will focus on the contemporary cultural growth in India and the experience of learning Indian art in India. India is country where tradition and modernity thrive together. Contemporary India not just preserves its art heritage but also endeavors to share it with the world. Through Ms. Liu’s journey of learning art in India, this Talk will introduce the listeners to one of India’s oldest classical dance forms Mohiniyattam, India’s rich heritage of mural painting and the opportunities available for learning art in India. The Talk will also feature a Mohiniyattam recital by Ms. Liu.
■ Introduction of the Speaker
Ms. Hsuan Chen Liu is a dancer and painter. She is currently studying the classical Indian dance form Mohiniyattam at the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam institute in India. Ms. Liu first went to India almost 11 years ago, and prior to learning Mohiniyattam has worked as a dancer in Bollywood movies. In her paintings, Ms. Liu endeavors to bring together elements of traditional Indian and Chinese cultures. Ms. Liu has been regularly organizing workshops on Indian dance in Taiwan and is also closely associated with the Taiwan film festival in Kerala.