6:30 – 9:30 pm

In his 1991 book Why Read the Classics? the great Italian writer Italo Calvino lists fourteen definitions of a classic, one of which might serve as the underlying purpose of Classics at Cour Regard: “A classic is a book which with each rereading offers as much of a sense of discovery as the first reading.” Through our unique presentation of the classics, we hope to animate a sense of both familiarity and newness in artistically diverse engagements of the best that has been written over the centuries.

Part performance, part scholarly exploration, Classics at Cour Regard offers a 21st century perspective on our culture’s most iconic works of literature through multidisciplinary celebrations of classic texts.

Join us this Spring for an evening of music, performance, food, drink, and great literature—Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.

“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’m gone which would not have happened if I had not come.” – Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

Evening events will include:
Introduction of Novel: Dallas Institute Fellow and Rushdie expert, Dr. Jaina Sanga alongside Executive Director Dr. Larry Allums
Dramatic Reading: Blake Hackler under the direction of Katherine Owens, Undermain Theater.
Sitar: Dr. Amie Maciszewski
Tabla: Shantanu Bhattacharya
Dancing: Iffat Hasan of Milaana Dance Academy
…and more!