The sentiments in Indian literature: how to express love through dance and gestures

24 February 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Camillo Formigatti and Menaka P P Bora



Indian classical literature, dance and music all share an understanding that art is about creating emotional states such as love, laughter and horror in the minds and hearts of the audience. In this lecture performance, the Bodleianís John Clay Sanskrit Curator, Dr Camillo Formigatti, will explore the language of love in the medieval Indian text The Ocean of the Rivers of Story and Dr Menaka PP Bora, Affiliated Artist at the Bodleian Libraries, its expression through gestures in dance.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Performances; Free events
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