Cultural Event

International university students visit the Yatra Art and Culture Foundation to discuss Yatra’s programming and experience local arts

Interested in learning more about Yatra and its activities, twenty-five international students from the American University of Paris (AUP) in France and Linneaus University in Sweden visited Yatra on 24 December 2013 for a morning of arts immersion, film viewing and a discussion about Yatra and its position in the…

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“Adhoc” art exhibition showcases local and international painting talents at the Yatra Arts Foundation

On Saturday, 21 December 2013, the Yatra Arts Foundation hosted the opening reception for Adhoc, an art exhibition featuring the paintings of Osiva, Yatra’s painting instructor from Kuilapalayam, and Louise Robinson, a long-time Yatra supporter visiting from France. Coordinated and supported by Yatra staff, Adhoc, defined as “something formed for…

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Evening Tuition pauses from studies to enjoy Veena Naadha Pravaham performance by renowned Karaikudi veena musicians

On Saturday, 7 December 2013, the Yatra Arts Foundation attended a night of traditional veena music at Bharat Nivas Auditorium in Auroville. Twenty-four Yatra staff and Evening Tuition children left from Yatra and travelled together to Bharat Nivas, where they enjoyed Veena Naadha Pravaham, a two-hour veena recital with mridangam…

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The Yatra Arts Foundation celebrates its eighth anniversary with an evening of music and dance on Saraswati Puja

On Sunday, 13 October 2013, the Yatra Arts Foundation celebrated its eighth anniversary and Sarawati Puja with an evening of music and dance. With the presence of both the performers and the audience, the evening started with an offering to Saraswati; the dancers chanted a popular mantra in honor of…

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Aalapakkam temple festival features a cultural program by the children of the Yatra Arts Foundation

During an Aalapakkam temple festival, the village president invited the Yatra Arts Foundation to perform in celebration of the occasion. On 12 October 2013, Yatra’s children performed veena music and Bharatanatyam, devotional, and folk dances. More than four hundred people attended and enjoyed the cultural performance, including children, youth, women,…

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The Yatra Arts Foundation’s children perform in Anna Marriage Hall in Edaiyanchavadi

On 16 September 2013, the Yatra Arts Foundation’s children performed a cultural program in Anna Marriage Hall in the village of Edaiyanchavadi. Ranging in age from about six to fourteen years old, the children presented a variety of cultural performing arts including Bharatnatyam, folk, and modern dances. More than seven…

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The Yatra Art & Culture Foundation’s children perform in Kala Marriage Hall in Kottakuppam

On 9 August 2013, the Yatra Art & Culture Foundation’s children performed a cultural program in Kala Marriage Hall in the village of Kottakuppam. Ranging in age from about six to fourteen years old, the children presented a variety of cultural performing arts including a veena performance and Bharatnatyam, folk,…

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Kuilapalayam temple festival features a cultural program by the children and theater team of the Yatra Arts Foundation

During a Kuilapalayam temple festival, the village elders invited the Yatra Arts Foundation to perform in celebration of the auspicious occasion. On 8 June 2013, Yatra’s children and theatre team sang devotional songs, performed Bharatnatyam and folk dances, and staged a play on environmental issues. More than six hundred people…

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Film premier of the educational short “Panam Edukka Paadam Kathukitten” includes a pre-release cultural program by the children of the Yatra Arts Foundation

On Friday, 24 May 2013, the Yatra Arts Foundation hosted a release function for Yatra director Yatra Srinivassan’s new short comedy entitled, “Panam Edukka Paadam Kathukitten.” Written and directed by Mr. Yatra Srinivassan himself, this short film educates viewers on the practical knowledge needed for withdrawing money from the bank,…

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