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Jiva Dance & the Dance Advancement Fund

We are happy to share that Jiva Dance is one of the inaugural grantees the Dance Advancement Fund.

Jiva Dance is one of the inaugural grantees of the Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field by supporting dance makers and companies with budgets of less than $1 million. We look forward to the work we'll be doing as a grantee.

Jiva’s 10 Year Anniversary Gala

Save the Date: Jiva’s 10 Year Anniversary Gala

DAG Modern, Fuller Building, Suite 708, 41 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
November 9th 6:30pm
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Jiva's 10 Year Anniversary Gala. Join us on November 9th at DAG Modern for a very special evening commemorating 10 years. The program will feature live performances by Jiva Dance, Indian Classical music talents, as well as cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a celebration of Jiva's 10 years of art making. Tickets available, click here to get your tickets!


Dance: Jiva Dance Company, featuring Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Aishwarya Madhav and Aishwarya Sriram

Music: Abhik Mukherjee - Sitar, Monir Hossain- Tabla

Special Dance by Jiva's first Arangetram Student Aditi Narayanan

Keynote Speaker Sabrina Dhawan : Jiva is pleased to present Sabrina Dhawan as our keynote speaker for the evening.

Sabrina Dhawan is an Indian screenwriter and producer, born in England and raised in Delhi, India. Dhawan is an associate professor and the area head of screenwriting at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She has been commissioned to write for many large companies including Disney, HBO, ABC Family and 20th Century Fox.

Dhawan is most well known for her writing credits on various feature-length films, as well as some producing and directing work on her own independent short films. Monsoon Wedding, a 2001 film, is one of her earliest and most well known works, launching her screenwriting career.

Wine Provided by Mister Wright Wine Fine Wine & Spirits |1593 Third Ave (between 89th & 90th Streets)

212.722.4564 | www.misterwrightwines.com

Hors d'oeuvres Provided by Awadh | 2588 Broadway (between 97th & 98th Streets)

646.861.3241| www.awadhnyc.com

Akshara Album Release Party

Join Akshara Music Ensemble’s for the release party for their long- awaited album ‘In Time’

DROM, 85 Avenue B
October 12th, 7:00-10:00pm
Join Akshara Music Ensemble as they release their long- awaited album 'In Time' at the fabulous DROM music venue! Save the date, October 12th at DROM, 85 Avenue B from 7:00-10:00pm. Click here to get your tickets! To view view more information visit Akshara's Facebook event page.

Picnic with Jiva

Join us for Jiva’s Picnic, celebrating our 10th year.

Diana Ross Park (entrance is located on 81st & Central Park West).
Sunday, September 24th 1:00-4:00pm
You're invited! Join us for Jiva's Picnic, celebrating our 10th year. The picnic will be taking place Sunday, September 24th from 1:00-4:00pm at Diana Ross Park (entrance is located on 81st & Central Park West). All guests are welcome to bring snacks. Please email us at jivaperformingarts@gmail.com to RSVP

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Aditi Narayanan Arangetram

We invite you to the Arangetram of Sonali’s student, Aditi Narayanan.

NYU Skirball Center

566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
September 16th 2017, 4:00PM
We are delighted to invite you to the Arangetram of Sonali's student, Aditi Narayanan on September 16, 2017 4:00PM at the NYU Skirball Center. This is the first arangetram that Sonali Skandan has conducted, and it would mean so much to have you there. Please email us at jivaperformingarts@gmail.com to RSVP if you would like to attend. We look forward to sharing this wonderful event with you!

Bharatanatyam Workshop with Renjith and Vijna

The workshop will focus on conditioning exercises, alignment, technique and a small repertoire item.

Lucid Body House 230 Lexington Avenue, NYC
August 28-30 6:30PM-9:00PM
August 28-30 6:30PM-9:00PM, Lucid Body House 230 Lexington Avenue, NYC

The workshop will focus on conditioning exercises, alignment, technique and a small repertoire item. Open to students who have studied Jatiswaram and above. Fee: $240 early Bird until August 11th. After August 11th : $260. To register email jivaperformingarts@gmail.com.

Renjith and Vijna, partners in dance as well as life, is a couple par excellence in the discipline of Bharatanatyam. Renjith graduated at the world famous Kalakshetra and has been undergoing advance training under Prof.C.V.Chandrashekar since 2001. Vijna did her initial training under Smt. Sujatha Chandramohan and continued training under – ‘The Dhananjayans’. Since 2011, has been under the tutelage of Prof.C.V.Chandrasekhar. They are also honing their skills in Abhinaya under the guidance of Abhinaya Exponent, Smt. Indira Kadambi.

Their aim is to extend the boundaries of Indian traditional dance and create a new benchmark in the aesthetics of presentation by using innovative dance techniques. They strive to inculcate a higher quality in their performances that will inspire, entertain and educate a diverse audience. The couple work together as creative partners in moulding complete individuals through their brainchild: Sāraswatham Foundation.

They are undoubtedly a perfect couple in the younger generation of prominent ‘Dance Duos’ in India representing the élan that signifies the principle of Shakti and Shiva in spiritual parlance.

Celebrating 10 Years… Jiva in One Word

We are introducing a series of 3 videos sharing our community’s love of the art. The videos were created by our very talented youth

We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years! Check out the 2nd installment in a series of 3 videos celebrating our community and appreciation of the art form. The videos were created by our very talented youth with the help of some of our dedicated parents…Thanks Suhani, Jiya, Kiki and parents! You can view the full video here.

Adult Dance Intensive

We’re pleased to invite you to our 4-day Adult Dance Intensive this July!

Jiva has some exciting summer classes coming up! In July we'll be offering a 4-day Dance Intensive for adults focusing on technique, conditioning and theory. For more information email us at jivaperformingarts@gmail.com. You can make your class payment at the following link . We need a minimum number of students to hold the intensive. We hope to see you there!

Dance intensives @ Lucid Body House

Adults July 24-27 6:30PM-8:30PM

Jiva Dance on NBC Learn

Jiva was recently featured on NBC Learn!

Spring has been buzzing with excitement for us! We're pleased to share our feature on NBC Learn. If you haven't already seen our video, Indian Classical Dance in the Modern World- please do! You can view the full video here.

Jiva Performing Arts on AmazonSmile

Jiva is on AmazonSmile- Support the arts while you shop!

Jiva is now on AmazonSmile! We know that many of you use Amazon, but did you know that you can support the arts while you shop? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Click here to support Jiva on AmazonSmile.

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