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A Dance Recital by Mallika Sarabhai and The Darpana Academy of Performing Arts
September 16, 2017, 6:00 pm
Renowned danseuse, choreographer, and activist Dr. Mallika Sarabhai will be performing in the Bay Area with her troupe from the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts on Sept 16, 2017. Dr. Sarabhai has through the years repeatedly sought to engage and question contemporary and age-old issues through the medium of dance and theater. Renowned danseuse, choreographer, and activist Dr. Mallika Sarabhai will be performing in the Bay Area with her troupe from the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts on Sept 16, 2017. Dr. Sarabhai has through the years repeatedly sought to engage and question contemporary and age-old issues through the medium of dance and theater.
In this performance ‘Finding My Voice’ Dr. Sarabhai and her team will use the centuries-old Bharat Natyam dance form to focus on this century’s burning issues such as intolerance and global warming. She addresses our myriad problems through the centuries with lyrics in many languages besides the ancient Tamil. The performance will also feature Revanta Sarabhai, son of Dr. Sarabhai who has established himself as a truly contemporary choreographer and dancer.
This performance will be hosted in collaboration with three organizations devoted to the arts and social causes – Indians for Collective Action (ICA), Art Forum SF and The Montalvo Arts at the Villa Montalvo Art Residency Program. ICA believes in a secure life for every Indian in a sustainable environment and a just society. For the past 50 years, ICA has supported community-led development efforts in health care, education and social empowerment in the weakest sections of India. They work in tandem with a multitude of grass roots organizations in India and the US has disbursed $5 million in the last decade.
Art Forum SF is the conduit and platform for the promotion of contemporary South Asian culture in the literary form such as performing arts, visual arts and through interaction with writers or global artists. The Montalvo Arts offers the diversity, the artistic outlets, and the intellectual enticement through its residency programs for world artists to converge, create and collaborate.
There will be different levels of tickets/sponsorships available to match all budgets: Level
Level I: $35Level II: $55Level III: $75Level IV: $100VIP: $200 including a dinner reception with Dr. Sarabhai and the team. Tables also available.
Place: Menlo Atherton High School Performing Arts Center555 Middlefield Road Atherton, CA
ICA: Bhupen Mehta: email@example.com
AF: Ambika Sahay firstname.lastname@example.org