KIDWALLAH: Celebrating Cycles
June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids and their families will join in a multi-disciplinary arts experience with hands-on art making, live performance, and dancing. Kidwallah will feature a sneak preview of “The ‘Summ’ of All Things,” a new performance by the Dancing Storytellers illuminating cycles in nature through contemporary South Asian dance, music and stories. There will also be visual art activities by Bollynatyam, music with Robin Sukhadia, and a guided bhangra dance party!
All kids must be accompanied by an adult, suggested age range 2yrs-10yrs, but all ages are welcome.
$5-$10 per person suggested donation @ door.
Sheetal Gandhi is a National Dance Performance (NDP) and MAP Fund award-winning director/choreographer, performer, and teacher based in Los Angeles, CA. Gandhi’s career has spanned genres and disciplines including her work as a creator and performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, playing a leading role in the Broadway production of Bombay Dreams, dancing throughout Ghana with the traditional West African dance company Novisi, and singing with the New York based, all-female a cappella group, Anamcara. Gandhi’s work reflects her love for tradition (both cultural and disciplinary) with the equally urgent desire to break from it. She received a 2012-13 NDP Touring Award for her one-woman show Bahu-Beti-Biwi, and her work has toured to over 16 cities in the U.S. and in India, Israel, Mexico, Norway and Amsterdam. Gandhi’s commitment to artistic innovation, personal transformation and social change continues to lead her to work with various artists and non-artist communities – both locally and abroad – where she strives to build bridges across class, gender, age and cultural differences through the arts. For more info go to www.sheetalgandhi.com
Desi Family Fun is a collective of artist, activist parents who have come together to create South Asian art experiences for desi and mixed kids, along side meaningful conversation and actions for their adult family members. Collective members currently include Akhila Ananth, Neelanjana Banerjee, Adnan Hussain, Shyamala Moorty, Sangita Shresthova (Bollynatyam), Kristeen Singh, Robin Sukhadia, and we are open to more!
Dancing Storytellers Sheetal Gandhi, Ulka Simone Mohanty and Shyamala Moorty create performances for youth and families through innovative dance, theater and music to inspire personal transformation and social change. This performance will feature Ulka and Shyamala with composed music by Neelamjit Dhillon and live improvised music by Robin Sukhadia. For more info go to www.dancingstorytellers.com