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Salaam Maitri

Salaam Maitri

Maitri presents as its annual fundraising event, Salaam India, a play directed by Lushin Dubey and inspired by Pavan K. Varma’s book, Being Indian. Founded in 1991, Maitri is a nonprofit organization providing a range of services and support to South Asian women in...

Learning the Art of Dance

My love for dance started when I met my teacher, Uma Dandayudapani—or “Uma Akka,” as I call her—for the first time at age 8, when we moved from Delhi to Chennai. She had a very calm demeanor and a musical vibe around her. Her voice smooth and calming, yet very...
Gita Govinda for the Guru

Gita Govinda for the Guru

Gita Govinda, an odissi dance presentation will be presented by the Irvine-based Ektaa Center. The production features Sujata Mohapatra, disciple and daughter-in-law of legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, the doyen and architect of the odissi dance of today. She and...
Trinity Center Celebrates Its 20th

Trinity Center Celebrates Its 20th

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Trinity Center for Music in the Bay Area. The Saratoga-based school will celebrate its anniversary with a production titled “Salutations to the Guru.” Trinity’s director, Anuradha Sridhar, has been a tireless teacher, performer,...
Kalalaya Turns 20

Kalalaya Turns 20

Kalalaya, one among Bay Area’s oldest fine-arts institution and schools, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by bringing to stage a timeless saga, “Silapathigaram,” choreographed by Madurai Muralidaran. The production has been staged successfully in India, New...
Where India and West Africa Meet

Where India and West Africa Meet

In July, Duniya Dance and Drum Company in collaboration with Stronghold Sound kicked off their first international dance party, Duniya Dancehall, which will take place every fourth Friday of the month in the Mission district of San Francisco. Each month features...