May Madhosh

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Basant, or the spring season, is one of the most popular muses for all forms of art in India. It is season that evokes images of love, vibrant colors, beauty, and energy. In the vein, the Basant Utsav-Spring Festival is an event to honor coming together, sharing, and celebrating the diversity of our art in our region.

The two-day festival, is led by Viji Prakash, renown dancer and instructor, and one of the pioneers of bharatanatyam in the Southland. She began Basant Utsav in 2006 to showcase a multitude of diverse art forms through concert.

194e7572738e9ba4b7b25af9f61eb0a7-2This year’s event will include stellar performers of national and international acclaim, including: Brazilian/Samba/Afro Brazilian by Viver Brasil Dance Ensemble; Bollywood by NDM Dance Productions; breakbeat boppin by Sabella Grimes; belly dance and classical Persian dance by Prince Andrew and Olga Kramarova; beat boxing/acapella by Naya Zamana; ballet/contemporary/tap/jazz-tap by Long Beach Poly Dance, Kenji Igus, and Shivani Thakkar; and bharatanatyam by the Shakti Dance Company.

 

Saturday, May 15th, 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, 4 p.m. James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. $35 general; $20 students/seniors. Tickets must be reserved. Box office: (310) 781-7171. Info: (323) 244-6218. danceyatra@yahoo.com.www.shaktidancecompany.com.

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