The Lion and The Sun: Indian dance, Japanese sculpture

Please note that this program has now unfortunately been cancelled. We will keep you informed of its staging at a later date.

Target audience: Senior Secondary Students

Students can experience – and practice – the rich, diverse and enduring artistic traditions of Asia at two workshops held during the Arts Learning Festival.

The two-hour workshops, offered in partnership with the Asia Education Foundation, are part of two full-day programs on Thursday, 4 May and Friday, 5 May, presented by professional visual and performing artists representing India (The Lion) and Japan (The Sun).

The programs open with a discussion on professional arts practice and pathways in the countries of Asia and conclude with the students sharing their experiences and displaying  works created in the master classes.

The Lion is presented by Ambika Docherty, deputy director of the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Indian Classical Dance Academy, with two dancers from the academy.

In The Sun, Japanese artist and sculptor Shoso Shimbo will guide students in the creation of a small scale environmental sculpture using organic materials to create a type of dam – symbolising a desire to protect our waterways through filtration and cleansing processes.

The introduction and the Indian Classical Dance Master Class will take place at the Cube at ACMI, the Environmental Sculpture at Birrarung Marr, and the Shared Exposition on the stage at Birrarung Marr

Please note: All students must select and nominate which Master Class they will be attending on registration.