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December 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016

From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia.


Friday 16 December, 12pm-1pm

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne



Experience a new perspective on Indian traditions when Sivaganga Sahathevan and her classical music ensemble, Taste of India collaborate with Studio J, a new dance space run by independent artist Jaya Karan. Studio J  teaches unique and specialised dance styles from across the globe, with a particular focus on classical and contemporary Indian dances. In a unique collaboration, teachers Raina Peterson (Mohiniyattam), Govind Pillai(Bharatanatyam) and Ramona Yagnik(Kalari Healing and Martial Arts) will perform to with the 15 piece veena ensemble. Also from Studio J, Priya Srinivasan and Arun Muñoz will create a site specific work called “Rates of Exchange” that acknowledges the indigenous history of the land the Treasury building is on, the trade in the building, and the economic and social exchanges that occur there now between diverse cultures.


Spokespeople: Jaya Karan, Studio J (Melbourne based), Sivaganga Sahathevan, Taste of India (Melbourne based)

Find our more about Mapping Melbourne 2016 visit: http://multiculturalarts.com.au/multicultural-arts-victoria-presents-mapping-melbourne-2016/