Sukanya Chakrabarti: Spotlight on Art
March 6, 2013, 1:00 PM, Cantor Arts Center (328 Lomita Drive)
Sukanya Chakrabarti (Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University) discusses Aisha Khalid’s Kashmiri Shawl from The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition in the Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery.
Sukanya Chakrabarti is currently a doctoral candidate student at the Department of Theater and Performance Studies in Stanford University. She received her Master’s degree in English literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has been involved in various theater productions, in English and other regional languages, staged in Kolkata, where she was born and raised. She performed in Seneca’s Oedipus, and directed Sam Shepard’s Killer’s Head, both staged as a part of Stanford Summer Theater Festival 2011. She also directed a play, Divided Together, staged in Stanford University in March 2012. She has been trained in Indian Classical music and dance since her childhood, and takes special interest in Rabindranath Tagore’s songs, literary works and philosophies. Her interests also lie in Eastern mystical thoughts and religious philosophies. Her academic areas of research include the spiritual and therapeutic possibilities of theater; religion; rituals; folklore; gender studies; and multiculturalism.
[Co-sponsored by Cantor Arts Center]