TALKS/PERFORMANCES IN 2018:
January: Gandhi, Dr. King, and the Persistent Path of Peace. Missouri History Museum 1/14/18
February: The same talk, at Florissant Valley Community College 2/28/18
March: The same talk, at St. Louis Ethical Society 3/28/18
May: The same talk, at Pfizer 5/11/18
July: I was the MC for an arangetram (Indian classical dance graduation) in Atlanta, GA. 7/7/18
August: A Gallery Talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum: The Strong Wondrous Song of the Body—Myth, Meaning, and Metamorphosis in the Sculpture of Degas, Sintenis, and Kolbe. 8/2/18 & 8/3/18.
September: Storytelling for International Day of Peace at the Saint Louis Art Museum 9/23/18.
October: A series of talks for Ladue Chapel Adult Education—A Mosaic of Many Hearts—an Introduction to the Religions, Art, and History of the Indian Subcontinent. 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28, 2018
November: I narrated our production The Forgotten Ramayana: the Tale of Urmila, the Sleeping Princess, at Dances of India’s 41st Annual Performance. 11/16-11/18, 2018.
Performances in 2018 include: Kirkwood Public Library, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, the Gatesworth, Forsyth School.
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2017slam.org
Topic: The Silk Road! An Iridescent Exchange: Fashion & the Fantastic Along the Silk Road.
ALSO: INDIAN DANCE & CULTURE AT THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, AUGUST 20, 2017slam.org
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM GALLERY TALKS: JAN 5 & 6, 2017
THE GREAT DANCE OF THE UNIVERSE: MOVEMENT, MYTH, & MEANING IN INDIAN ART. SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW.
I and Theckla Mehta, my partner in creating dance dramas for Dances of India, were interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's Cityscape on November 6th, 2015. Here is the link:
In 2014 I endured a tremendous series of losses---my grandmother, for whom I'd been caring, died in July 11th. My father passed away completely unexpectedly on December 20th of that year. And a beloved professor of classics at Washington University, Kevin Herbert, died on February 10th, 2015. I was invited to speak at his memorial at Washington University in October 2015. I read a couple of poems based on these series of losses--which are on the page Poems on Loss & Magic. In the meantime, here is a link to the memorial--I'm about 11 minutes in: