Be transported to Varanasi, the City of Light. Follow the poetry of daily life in this ancient holy city along the Ganges River from sunrise to sunset as you watch the short film, Amazing Places on Our Planet, in the Northrop lobby. Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s new work as they rehearse The Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim followed by a Q&A. Enjoy a taste of Indian culture during the post-program reception with traditional Indian music and catering by Hot Indian Foods.
“Varanasi is the India of your imagination. This is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth.” —Lonely Planet