Friday 9 September 2016
Doors open 7.30pm
Professional Indian storyteller Seema Anand, will enchant you with a series of stories celebrating love and lust. There will be stories showing the darker parts – bizarre, erotic, beautiful stories, and stories to captivate and seduce. Join us for an enthralling evening dedicated for adults only, celebrating oral storytelling from ancient mythology, folk tales, legend and fable. Usurp will be converted into an intimate, atmospheric, dreamers salon for the night. Kindly supported by Asia House.
Limited tickets £10 – includes one free drink – book now. Bring cushions and slippers. Snacks and drinks will be available. Doors open 7.30pm.
Suitable for 16 +
This event is part of Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
Seema Anand is a London based mythologist and story teller, holds a doctorate in narrative practices and has performed at The V&A, the British Museum, Rich Mix, Asia House, amongst other leading institutions. She is an acknowledged expert on ancient, erotic literature and her seminal work on the Kamasutra as a text on women’s issues is ground breaking.
Seema is an acknowledged authority on the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and lectures on Tantric philosophies, the Kama Sutra, and the Bhagavad Gita. Her reinterpretation and reproduction of Indian folk lore and tales is associated with the UNESCO project for Endangered Oral Traditions. She believes that the stories that we tell, define our roles and establish our identities within the community and if we are to create change – real, sustainable change – it is these stories that we have to change.
Watch and listen to Seema Anand deliver a TED talk (which has nearly three million views!) on the art of seduction and storytelling here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnS66SszwEs