Exhibition, book launch and concert in 2017

24 August

In Search of India

Launch of the Exhibition, ‘In Search of India: A Tribute to Louise Lightfoot’, comprising selections from the Louise Lightfoot Collection housed at MAMU.

Photograph of Shivaram and Ruth Bergner from the Louise Lightfoot Collection

Photograph of Shivaram and Ruth Bergner from the Louise Lightfoot Collection

The Exhibition complemented, and was held in association with, the launch of Dr Amit Sarwal’s book Louise Lightfoot in Search of India: An Australian Dancer’s Experience. Based largely on information in documents, scrapbooks, concert programs, and photographs from her Collection, the book tells the story of Australian dancer and producer, Louise Lightfoot and her work researching and touring with traditional Indian dancers in the early to mid-20th century.

Louise Lightfoot

The event included a Q&A panel session featuring Professor Emeritus David Walker (Deakin University), Emeritus Professor Margaret Allen (University of Adelaide), Dr Amit Sarwal (book editor and producer, SBS Radio) and Mary Louise Lightfoot (niece of Louise Lightfoot and author in her own right). Poster