Heritage Arts

India Currents has championed the classical arts of India for the past 32 years. We have played a vital role in the existing cultural landscape of the diasporic Indian. Our Heritage Arts Initiative in partnership with the Bandish Network brings the finest of international opportunities, platforms and artists’ stories right at your digital doorstep. Check out some of our stories here.

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Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

Parampara: An Interview with Birju Maharaj

I hear what seems like hundreds of bells and tens of stamping feet as I walk up to a rehearsal studio in Cupertino, California, in June 2018. When I step in, I see that that is indeed the case, but now I can hear the music as well. There are easily 50 women of all...
The Heritage Arts Initiative

The Heritage Arts Initiative

Over the past 31 years, India Currents has mobilized compelling shifts where we have conveyed fine stories and have ignited passionate revolutions. What has been our pride, in an interconnected international community, has also been the reciprocal trust of our...
Still I Rise by Vidhya Subramanian: A Bold, Thought-Provoking Production

Still I Rise by Vidhya Subramanian: A Bold, Thought-Provoking Production

San Francisco Bay Area experienced the world premiere of Still I Rise, a solo performance by Vidhya Subramanian, on May 18, 2018, in Palo Alto, California. (Presented by Narika, an organization for women’s empowerment). While all elements of the production are...
Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Parampara: In the Footsteps of the Masters

Anuradha Nag, Artistic Director of Tarangini School of Kathak dance, has two causes for celebration this year: her school turns 25 and her Guru, Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj, turns 80. She is hosting the event Parampara on June 8th this year with a special treat:...
Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

Max is Maxing Out on India: Musical Cirque Du Soleil

[India’s energy,] “that incredible thing that happens when you step out of the plane,” is what makes India feel like a second home – the first being Germany – to jazz and Indian-classical guitarist Max Clouth every time. He’s just released “Kamaloka,” and...
The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

The Extraordinary Life of Ramanuja

Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam (Sri Ramanuja’s glory) was presented by Sri Chintanam in Cupertino, California, on May 4, 2018. Choreographed by Bharatanatyam guru Revathi Narasimhan, it revealed the extraordinariness in the life and philosophy of Ramanuja. The presentation...