Past Events

Ragas in Flute by G. S. Rajan
May 6, 2012, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levy Senior Center, Maple Room, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

GSRajan1024x768Be transported by the sounds of the Indian wooden flute as played by G. S. Rajan, acclaimed flautist and world music composer from India. Mr. Rajan will offer a solo program of Indian ragas, and will be accompanied by Chicago-based mridangam player, Athrey Nadhan.

G. S. Rajan has his early training in vocal music and Carnatic flute under his parents, in India. Rajan’s creative expression over nearly three decades has taken diverse musical forms. He has composed numerous songs in various Indian languages; music for church choirs and Indian classical and modern dance, films and music videos. He has travelled all over the world as a concert flautist and composer. More information about Mr. Rajan’s work can be found at www.malabrian.com.

Athrey Nadhan, from Chicago, IL started learning the art of playing the Mridangam at the age of five and is currently undergoing advanced training from the esteemed professional, Srimushnam Sri V. Rajau Rao in Chennai, India.

This performance is part of “Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage, ” a seven-part performance series presented by Natya Dance Theatre in collaboration with Chicago’s Indo-American Heritage Museum. Performances featuring renowned local and international artists that bring the music and dance of India to Chicago audiences will continue throughout 2012, at various venues.

“Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage” is made possible by generous grant from The Chicaago Community Trust.

Priyadarsini Govind
April 1, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077

Priya Govind Event 04-01-2012

“Beats of Life: Rhythms of Heritage”

A series of seven live performances featuring renowned local and international artists that bring the music and dance of India to audiences in Chicago.

Presents
Priyadarsini Govind of India in Bharata Natyam accompanied by Live Orchestra

Priyadarsini Govind is one of the nest exponents of the classical India dance, Bharatanatyam. With her natural aptitude for abhinaya or the art of expression coupled with her creativity, passion and dedication to her art, Priyadarsini Govind has become the ag bearer for Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan’s padam repertoire.

Tickets: $20, $15 (seniors & students)
Donor Seating starts at $50

For ticket information, please contact:
http://www.northshorecenter.org
Box Office: 847-673-6300

IAHM and Natya proudly present: Beats of Life: Rhythms of Heritage
April 1, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077

A series of seven live performances featuring renowned local and international artists that bring the music and dance of India to audiences in Chicago.

Bharatanatyam is considered a manifestation of the metaphysical element “fire” in the human body. Priyadarsini Govind is one of the finest exponents of the classical India dance, Bharatanatyam. With her natural aptitude for abhinaya or the art of expression coupled with her creativity, passion and dedication to her art, Priyadarsini Govind has become the flag bearer for Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan’s padam repertoire.

“Priyadarsini’s nritta or pure dance is vigorous while her abhinaya is subtle and intense …. a dancer known for her adherence to tradition.”

The accompanists are:
K.S.Balakrishnan Nattuvangam
Gomathi Nayagam Ratnam Vocal
Deepu Karunakaran Nair Violin
Vedakrishnan Venkatesan Mridangam
Murugan Krishnan Lights

For ticket information, please contact: http://www.northshorecenter.org
Box Office: 847-673-6300

This initiative has been made possible by the generous support of The Chicago Community Trust.

AMAZING INDIA
February 26, 2012, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Navy Pier\’s Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Free Admission!

Chicago is famous for its ethnic neighborhoods and Navy Pier is proud to honor these ethnic communities as part of the Neighborhoods of the World series from February 26 – April 15, 2012.

Amazing India kick starts the celebration of Neighborhoods of the World on Sunday, February 26, for a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local vendors selling folk arts. Hope to see you there!

"Beats of Life: Rhythms of Heritage"
December 4, 2011, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Indo-American Center, 6328 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL

IAHM and Natya Dance Theatre proudly launch this  seven-performance series with a free kickoff event at the Indo-American Center featuring Kathak dance by the Anila Sinha Foundation and dance by the Bollywood Rhythms Dancers, followed by a free half hour master class.

 

Future events will include dances by Priyadarshini Govind, raga music by G.S. Rajan, Ravikiran on the chitravina, and the Natya Dance Theatre dancers.

 

For tickets, contact:
Indo-American Heritage Museum at: info@iahmuseum.org or call: 224-419-IAHM (4246)
Or
Natya Dance Theatre www.natya.com and 312-212-124

This initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the Chicago Community Trust

IAHM’s programs showcase Indian American talent in all arenas, including dance, music, film, theater, photography, science and literature.

If you would like to receive advance information about our next event, please e-mail info@iahmuseum.org to join our listserv.

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