This year MILAP is centered on the theme A Millennium Revisited: Tradition and Transformation.
We constantly negotiate our past, present and future – this reflects in the performance and retelling of traditional texts as well as how the experimental arts are conceived and defined in the modern world. The creative arts are spaces where it is possible for interventions to take place.
Re-imagining the arts opens possibilities of seeking representation and carving spaces for new and hitherto absent voices. The modern era marked by movement of people across borders has brought about transformations in understanding identity, community and belonging, thus influencing and informing the literary and art spaces. Born thus are new forms, even traditions, and entire movements which in turn inspire and fuel generations to come.
Comprising a series of curated events across different genres, languages and art forms, MILAP weaves together its 2018 edition:
- Literary Meet with sessions centered around well-known authors and moderated by experts
- Theatre Appreciation Workshop for registered participants, curated by K V Akshara and Prasad Vanarase
- Children’s Events for workshops, readings and engagement with children’s books
- Youth Events for students and the youth of Manipal to witness and experience literature and art
- Cultural Evenings to explore intersections of theatre, music, dance and literature
- Art Exhibition and demonstrations of Kavi Kale by Veena Srinivas
- Photography Exhibition a display of photographs by talented students of MAHE and a workshop by invited photographer Sandesh Bhandare
- Book Fair where one can browse through and purchase books by various authors and publishers