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Fulbright Scholar Preeshl reports in from India

April 15, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Artemis Preeshl, M.F.A., has maintained an active academic schedule while in India researching visual literacy in performance and film as a Fulbright-Nehru senior researcher for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Preeshl is stationed at the Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai, India, known by some as the “Juilliard of India,” with some of the country’s best performers emerging from the program.

Preeshl recently received a South and Central Asian travel grant from the Fulbright Commission to work with Floating Cloud Theater Company and with the United States/Sri Lankan Fulbright Commission teaching voice, movement, acting and directing in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Preeshl’s other activities have included:

  • An inaugural speech on the arts and copyright titled “The Janus Effect: Digital Cooperation in a Global Age” at the conference, Changing Face of Media in the Era of Globalization and Information Technology, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University.
  • A discussion of the challenges and results of the Fulbright experience at the Building Partnerships Conference.
  • Lecture: “The Voice and Fitzmaurice Voicework” at the University of Madras Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Lecture: “Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest,” in the English department at the University of Madras which featured a close reading comparing versions of Hamlet.
  • A selection for the endowment lecture on Indian studies titled “Indian Arts Refracted: Reading the Artistic Image in the Cultural Context” at the University of Madras Department of English.
  • An article in collaboration with an Indian composer on fusion music for “Liquid Gems” and “Pancha Ratna” at the request of S. Armstrong, Ph.D., English department chair, University of Madras.
  • “Movement for Actors,” two lecture-workshops in the University of Madras Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Lecture: “Between Piety and Desire: a historical perspective on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’” in the University of Madras Department of English.
  • Lecture: “Twisted Dreams: ‘The Tempest’s’ Illusion Becomes Reality” in the University of Madras Department of English.
  • Lecture: “Lowman Down: Contextual Symbols in ‘The Death of a Salesman’” in the University of Madras Department of English.
  • Lecture: “Kate Chopin’s ‘The Awakening:’ A Woman Coming into Herself” in the University of Madras Department of English.
  • Lecture: “Brand You” at the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India.
  • “Jagat Janani,” a solo performance consisting of Preeshl’s basic research for the “Liquid Gems” project at the South and Central Asian Fulbright Conference in Goa. The presentation consisted of a Bharatanatyam Tisram Alaripu and three characterizations of Kunti, Sita and Draupadi choreographed by former Fulbrighter Kausalya Srivinasan.

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