The City of Raleigh Museum is partnering with local groups to tie in a series of educational programs and special events to highlight the Triangle’s vibrant Indian community and create a more interactive experience. For more information, contact us at (919)-996-2220 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Events are free unless noted and all take place onsite at the City of Raleigh Museum:
Explore India Through Dance (Instructor: Priya Chellani, Indigo Dance Evolution Academy)
Bollywood dance is synonymous with Indian culture so come discover this dance fusion rooted in Indian classical and folk dances. Explore the exhibition then become the interpreter as you learn a creative blend of dance movements and express yourself on a diverse variety of Bollywood songs. The different workshops will focus on dance styles from different regions across India. Each workshop is limited to maximum capacity of 20 and are taught by Indigo Dance Evolution. Ideal for families, children ages 9+. Cost $9/ticket.
- November 12, 2016, 1-3 pm
- February 11, 2017, 1-3 pm
- March 11, 2017, 1-3 pm
- April 9, 2017, 1-3 pm
The Sari: India’s Iconic Clothing
Learn about the sari, the most recognizable garment worn by Indian women. Explore the history of the sari and its evolution over the years. This program explains the different ways of wearing a sari that varies from region to region in India. Visitors can try on a sari and vintage saris will be displayed.
- December 11, 2016, 2 – 3 pm
Beginning in December, the City of Raleigh Museum will begin offering bi-monthly yoga classes in collaboration with local yoga studios Celestine Yoga & Movement Arts, Blue Lotus and Ashtanga Yoga School of Raleigh. The classes will vary in style, practice, and technique to showcase the ways in which traditional Indian yoga practices have been molded into a cultural phenomenon here in the United States.
- Every first and third Saturday of the month from December 2016 to April 2017
- Contact the museum for more information about the individual classes or instructors.
Beyond Bollywood: A Taste of India Food Event
The COR Museum in partnership with two area Triangle restaurants will explore Indian-American cooking in celebration of the Hindu festivals Pongal and Lohri. Restaurants will offer cuisine celebrating the winter harvest season and chefs will talk about their dishes and how coming to American and American culture has changed their traditional Indian recipes. James Beard Award nominee chef Meherwan Irani (of Asheville’s famed Chai Pani restaurant) will be keynote speaker. Cost $30 per person; limited space available.
- January 14, 2017, 6-9 pm
- Advanced ticketing required