Sights, sounds and scents of India at Kennedy Center
Before the opening of the three-week Indian festival, the curator, designer and executive chef of Maximum India describe what can be seen and eaten at the Kennedy Center. (Madeline Marshall/The Washington Post)
March 1-20, 2011 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts India is home to a million art forms, both traditional and modern.maximum Indiabrings you perhaps not a million, but many wonderful and unusual aspects of the country's diverse arts and culture, from folkloric to classical and contemporary. It will surprise and delight you with dance, music, and theater performed by India's most acclaimed artists. Film selections from the world's most robust movie industry, featuring both indie and Bollywood films; prize-winning authors reading, debating, conversing, and sharing their insights; exhibitions that astonish and confront; incredible and unimaginable crafts from exquisite collections; jewels that dazzle from the princely era of the Mughals and Maharajas. And, to top it all, feasts of Indian food for the entire three-week period of the festival, prepared by 12 world-class, award-winning Indian chefs, representing all regions of the country.