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.  Jiva creates engaging and rich performances, which employ modern media such as film, photography and spoken word, as well as collaborating with world music and dance genres, thereby increasing the appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts.

Jiva offers ongoing classes in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Violin and Mridangam in the New York City area and beyond for both adults and children. Jiva also organizes performances, master workshops, summer camps and lecture demonstrations by visiting and local artists throughout the year.

Upcoming Events / News

New York Times Review of Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance, Erasing Borders 2015

Click here to see the NYTimes review of Mayura: Blue Peacock (Excerpt) in the Erasing Borders Festival 2015!

Jiva Performing Arts