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.
This 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.