Upcoming Events

Vidyanjali 2018

An offering of dance featuring the students of Jiva
Performing Arts accompanied by a live Carnatic Orchestra.

JKO Theatre 120 West 46th St. NYC 10036
Tickets: $20 General | $18 Students and Seniors Buy Here
Saturday, June 9, 2018 4:30PM
An offering of dance featuring the students of Jiva Performing Arts accompanied by a live Carnatic Orchestra. Sonali Skandan on Nattuvangam Shiv Subramanian - Vocals Bala Skandan and Kabilan Jeganathan on Mridangam Krupa Sekhar - Violin

Master Workshop with Maya Kulkarni

Jiva Performing Arts presents an intimate two-day Master Workshop series with well-known artist and educator Maya Kulkarni.

Jiva Performing Arts presents an intimate two-day Master Workshop series with well-known artist and educator Maya Kulkarni.

Participants will explore one classical composition through abhinaya (the part of dance that engages text/poetry and its meaning), and dance technique involving body posture, alignment and rhythmic permutations. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master who is known for her imaginative interpretations of text and use of poetic metaphors in dance, in addition to the visual appeal of the hallowed Thanjavur school of Bharatanatyam.

MAYA KULKARNI
New York Dance Master Teacher, Maya Kulkarni, a leading exponent of Bharata Natyam, studied dance under illustrious Gurus Parvati, Kumar Jayalaxmi, Alva, Dandayuthapani Pillai, and Kittappa Pillai. She trained under Kalanidhi Narayanan in mime and expressions and has performed extensively in the United States and India to great critical acclaim. Maya is noted for brilliant footwork, a symmetry of form and line and narrative interpretations. Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times describes her as the “dancer’s dancer” who has a natural “blend of dramatic and technical excellence … a performer who never forgets to communicate with her audience.” She choreographed and produced dance dramas such as Shakuntala a classic play by 5th Century poet Kalidasa Ananga Bhasma (Kalidasa) and Meera. Kulkarni also studies the Indian aesthetic theory and was awarded a grant by the New York State Creative Artist’s program in Choreography for a comparative study of Indian and Japanese (Zeami’s) aesthetics. Last year she choreographed and directed new dance pieces, which were premiered by Danseuse Mesma Balsare at the TriNethra dance festival in Boston in November 2017. Currently, she teaches several established dancers the art of abhinaya, interpretation, and acting.

Early Bird rate until May 10th $165, after $180

To reserve your spot, make payment here For more information email: jivaperformingarts@gmail.com

Solo Studio Showcase

Please join us for this studio presentation by our intermediate and advanced students and guest artists. This presentation is part of a series of shows designed to provide our students with the opportunity to grow as performers – and to provide you with more opportunities to experience Bharatanatyam live.

Lucid Body House 230 Lexington Ave, NYC
April 29, 2018 @ 5pm

Mridangam Maestro Karaikudi Mani and Glen Velez in Concert April 4th

Jiva Performing Arts & Blue-Skinned God Records proudly present the legendary South Indian percussionist Karaikudi R Mani with special guest four-time Grammy winner Glen Velez and opening Act by award winning Akshara Music Ensemble

Peter Norton Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater 2537 Broadway at 95th St. New York, NY 10025
Tickets $30 General/ $25 Students and Seniors Tickets subject to a $5 service fee To purchase tickets, please visit the Box Office at the Symphony Space 212-864-5400 www.symphonyspace.org
Wednesday, April 4 2018 at 7:00 pm
Jiva Performing Arts and Blue-Skinned God Records present the legendary mridangist Karaikudi R Mani in concert on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater. He will be joined by the four-time Grammy Winner, Glen Velez. NYC-based award winning group Akshara Music Ensemble will be the open the evening.

This is Karaikudi R. Mani’s first-ever appearance in NYC in his illustrious 60-year career. He is considered to be one of the foremost percussionists hailing from the South Indian Carnatic tradition. With his own percussion driven ensemble, Shruti Laya, he developed a cult-like following among drummers around the world. He received the prestigious national award from Sangeet Natak Academi in 1999.

Glen Velez is a four-time Grammy winning percussionist, vocalist and composer based in the US. He is credited as the musician who popularized the frame drum in the US. Glen Velez has released over 20 albums during his career. This is Glen Velez’s and Karaikudi Man’s first ever collaboration.

Akshara Music Ensemble is a NYC based band founded in 2008 by composer Bala Skandan. Their debut album ‘In Time’ has received rave reviews and is considered one of the best world music albums from 2018.

The event is produced by Aum Shanti Aum Productions (ASAP) in support of the Indian Development Foundation’s Malvani Slums Children Education Fund. Part of the proceeds will be donated to this fund.

The Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Tickets $35 General/ $30 Students and Seniors To purchase tickets, please visit the Box Office at the Symphony Space 212-864-5400 www.symphonyspace.org

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