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February 9, 2021 – February 23, 2021

Mondays | 6 -7:30 p.m. | 3 sessions

Instructor: Kavita Baliga

Location: Online

Zoom in on Bollywood

India is the home of the largest film industry in the world. It produces 1500-2000 films per year across 20 different industries WITHIN India. “Zoom in on Bollywood” is a 3-session Zoom course that explores Indian cinema through the 20th century till today, with an overview of key industries, filmmakers and actors; including the presentation of Indian culture and beliefs through visual media. This course will also touch upon the representation of gender and gender roles throughout the decades of Indian film and how music and dance fits in as a central component to the Bollywood experience.

Dates: Feb 9, 16, 23, 2021 | 6 pm – 7:30pm PST
Instructor: Kavita Baliga

This course includes one FREE voucher for the online class Bollywood for Beginners: A One Hour Dance Class with DJ Anjali on January, 30th at 5 pm PST.

About Kavita Baliga
American soprano and producer Kavita Baliga has been working in Bollywood and Indian regional film since 2008. Most notable for her work with Oscar/Grammy-winning composer, A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), she has worked as a session singer and choir conductor for film scores such as Vinaithandi Varuvaya, Ghajini, Maaralente, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and many more, including the short film PASSAGE directed by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth: The Golden Age). Now residing in Los Angeles, Kavita continues to study the relationship between Indian film and world music.


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