Over the years Goa has proven to be a preferred destination for all kinds of events. Art, music, and culture have played a major part in shaping the sunshine state into a premier spot for showcasing these talents. Be it homegrown artists or those that visit from out, it’s clear that it’s only going to get better from here on. The latest offering from the art world will be showcased at a relatively new spot aptly named The Project Café.
The Project Café, Assagão
The latest offering from the art world will be showcased at a relatively new spot aptly named The Project Café. The Project Café is located in a 130-year-old Goan villa in the pretty village of Assagão. It’s a unique concept that combines the four elements of art, design, music, culinary arts and literary arts under one roof. In doing so, its audience not only gets to experience art brought to life daily but also buy the pieces on display if they choose to. And on the 9th of December, it will be the venue for an evening of dance and paintings inspired by ladies from the Mahabharata.
The evening will be a collaboration between natural dye artist Ruby Jagrut’s and the dancing duo of Maulik Shah and Ishira Parikh. Both are brilliant in their respected fields of art and dance. Ruby Jagrut will display her collection of canvas paintings made from natural dyes and Maulik Shah and Ishira Parikh will put on a Kathak performance choreographed to win the audience’s hearts.
About the artists
Ruby Jagrut studied at the Kanoria Centre For Arts in 1994. Soon after, she came across a fascinating workshop on natural dyes being conducted by the famous artist Toofan Rafai. It intrigued her and she took up the art form herself. Today, she conducts workshops on natural dyes in India and abroad, for weavers, textile designers, artists, and students. Her works are a direct reflection of her life and all that she faces as an individual and an artist.
Maulik Shah and Ishira Parikh are no strangers to those familiar with the Indian classical dance space. They have performed all over India and have even served as cultural ambassadors to as many as 40 countries around the world. They have even established a Kathak school named ‘Anart’. This school has been specifically set up to mould talented youngsters into professional classical dancers.
It sounds like it’s going to be a magical evening at The Project Café. The details are as follows:
DATE: Sunday, December 9
The Project Café, Amalia Villa no 198, Mazal Vaddo, Assagao