Jiva Performing Arts exists to promote the classical arts of India in the US, specifically Indian classical music and dance. Jiva was formed in 2007 in New York City. Through innovative performances, classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and a strong arts-in-education base, we strive to encourage the growth of the classical arts of India in the US. We create engaging and rich performances, which employ modern media including film, photography and spoken word, as well as dialogue with world music and dance genres, thereby increasing the appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts.

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Mayura - Blue Peacock

September 18, 19, 20 – Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance will premiere its new production, Mayura: Blue Peacock.

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