Wilderness – a celebration: dance, video, images and reminiscences in honour of Himachal’s Great Himalayan National Park
Venue: Main Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi
In the 1970s Tony and Anne-Marie Gaston (Anjali) were fortunate to make many long treks through the sublime tranquility and awesome splendour of remote parts of Himachal Pradesh. In 1978, inspired by their travels, Tony initiated and directed the Himachal Wildlife Project to survey wildlife in the State. His dream culminated in the founding of the Great Himalayan National Park. This year the area is being proposed as an IUCN World Heritage Site. The mixed-media presentation combines reminiscences of the unique culture and environment of the Western Himalayas with dance, video and images on environmental themes.
“This is art without borders. Anjali and Tony [Gaston] are part of an international group of artists whose artistic expression belongs to world art. This is transnational work and resonates with diverse audiences be they from India Canada or elsewhere. At this moment in history when trade barriers are breaking down, these artists are speaking globally.”
Arshiya Sethi Kri, New Delhi, India