Guru Shradha & Mosaic Silicon Valley presen
Cubberley Theater, 4pm
October 22, 2017 Palo Alto, CA

October 4, 2017

During Diwali, many seek to be with family, friends and community. Guru Shradha & Mosaic Silicon Valley present a different alternative during the Diwali season: Spark!: a celebration of artistic cultural exchanges across our community with the theme of light, illumination, and jubilance, commemorating Diwali.

Artists first ground their traditions and then share them and finally develop a dialogue with others through their art forms. Spark! brings the world together through the arts in a most peaceful collaborative sharing experience.
Spark! features the following artists/schools and genres: Antara Asthaayi Dance - Kathak, Carolé Acuña - Flamenco, Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí - Mexican Folklorico, Guru Shradha - Odissi, Kathakars School of Dance - Kathak, Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi Dance School - Kuchipudi, Natyalaya - Kuchipudi, Navia Natarajan Academy - Bharatanatyam, NewGround Theater Dance Company - Modern Contemporary, Xpressions - Indian Folk Dance, and Yangqin Zhao from Melody of China - Chinese Hammer Dulcimer.
The main segments of the program reveal the following showcase pieces and collaborations between Indian dance styles and non-Indian art forms: Odissi and Modern Contemporary, Kuchipudi and Chinese Hammer Dulcimer, Kathak and Flamenco, and Indian Folk Dance and Mexican Folklorico, while an Interlude features youth collaborations between Odissi and Bharatanatyam, and Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak. The grand finale with all participating groups will appropriately conclude an evening of various artistic conversations.
Guru Shradha, an Odissi dance institution recently involved in several collaborative projects including its own initiatives, and Mosaic Silicon Valley, an initiative of Sangam Arts, an organization whose mission is to connect communities using the visual and performing arts are the co-producers of Spark! Guru Shradha & Mosaic Silicon Valley present Spark! A celebration of artistic cultural exchanges across our communities

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 4pm
Venue: Cubberley Theater 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

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