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Mujara Dancers:
Sumona Chanda
Choreography by:
Rujuta Vaidya
Parijat Desai Dance Company Choreography by : Parijat Desai
Juhi Desai
Choreography by:
Amit Shah
May 15 at 8 PM at K Lounge in NYC

Who: Please join the Indo-American Arts Council, for AN EVENING AT THE MUGHAL COURT OF SHAHANSHAH Akbar. The event launches the Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema's film festival: Social Dramas & Shimmering Spectacles curated by Richard Allen, NYU Tisch and hosted by Richard Pena, Film Society of Lincoln Center.

What: An evening with alluring courtesans, heady wine, heavenly cuisine, intoxicating music. Dinner will be served with an open bar all evening.

When: Saturday May 15th, 2010 from 7 pm - midnight.

Where: K Lounge, 30 West 52nd Street (Bet. 5th & 6th Ave), New York City

Dress Code: Become a part of the Court by dressing in Mughal attire! The Mughal Empire was the Islamic imperial power that ruled a large portion of Indian subcontinent beginning in the mid-1500's through the mid-19th century. The Court was known for its opulent dress and jewelry for both men and women. For inspiration, please visit:

Space is limited and members of the press must RSVP to gain entry.

About the Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema’s film festival: Social Dramas & Shimmering Spectacles.

Fourteen films explore the rich influence of Muslim cultural and social traditions on Bombay cinema. Drawing on the music, poetry, and pure feeling of these traditions, these outstanding examples of three genres (the Historical, the Muslim Social and the Courtesan Film) show a range of artistic accomplishments from magnificence and melodrama to New Wave reinvention. Curated by Richard Allen and Ira Bhaskar.

From May 19 to 27 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center


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