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Where the Brahmaputra Meets the Mississippi 2007

A cultural show featuring premiere musical and dance performances

Tickets are available on-line now.

Proceeds will go to SPADE (Society for Promotion of Appropriate Development Efforts) in Assam, India.

SPADE is a voluntary organization in north-east India, formed in 1994 by a group of likeminded persons to initiate and support development activities at the community level in the rural areas of Assam. Proceeds will support SPADE's work with disadvantaged, rural women of Assam


Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 7 p.m.


Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405


$13 advance/ $15 at the door.
Buy advance tickets on-line here.

For more information, call Cara Carlson at 612-722-6921 or Mili Dutta at 763-458-8661 or email mili_dutta@yahoo.com.

The Program

Traditional Celtic Music by Crystalline Ruby Muse Crystalline Ruby Muse will be performing as a solo artist, sharing traditional Celtic music on voice and fiddle. She is a performance artist, a bodyworker, and a director of the Inspired and Ecstatic Arts branch of The Tree & the Well Institute for Deep Cultural Studies. She also teaches individual & group music lessons. You can find her playing music around town with the band Muses' Mill as well as the Pachamama Band. In October she will be performing a solo self-created theatre piece you don't want to miss entitled Sex, Sugar, Sin, & Spirit at Intermedia Arts, funded through the 2007 Naked Stages Grant. She wants to dedicate this evening's performance to her ancestors.
Dandiya and Garbha dances by youth from School of India for Languages and Culture Teenagers from School of India for Languages and Culture are performing a medley of Dandiya and Garbha dances to the song “Dholi Taro Dhol”. These dances come from the western Indian state of Gujarat and are being performed to a rhythmic piece set to pulsating beats.
Bhangra by School of India for Languages and Culture Bhangra is a very popular and high-energy dance that is performed to the addictive and heart pounding beats of the dhol (large Indian drum). It comes from the north Indian state of Punjab . The performance here is based on the song AKH LADIYE set to relatively modern beats and steps. This song is set to a Bollywood tune and style. In their exhilaration, the dancers have lost all sleep and simply want to dance the night away.
Priya, Sonali, and Sonya: Dance to Halla Re Priya, Sonali, and Sonya are three sisters that have been dancing since age 2 each. We receive vigorous training at Katha Dance Theater where we learn Kathak dancing, a form of classical Indian dance. We also enjoy freestyle Indian dancing as well as choreography. We have significant experience choreographing and performing dances at annual community events. Priya and Sonali recently performed at the Ordway on April 21st in an event that showcased international dance. Tonight, we will perform in a dance that we choreographed to the song Halla Re, a song about celebration and fun.
Shadia Ouma performs Raks Sharki Shadia Ouma will perform an Egyption styled solo improvisation "Raks Sharki", which means Dance of the East. Shadia is the director and choreographer of “Raks Bedawi, Dance of the Bedouins". Shadia and her company will be featured in many upcoming events, for information about shows and classes visit her web-site.
Let’s go party tonight (Bollywood) by R.G.K Dance & Fitness Studio This is a fast energetic modern Indian dance. “Where’s The Party Tonight?” ask the young girls! All they want to do is party and dance. To these girls, having fun in their beautiful clothes and jewelry is what life is all about.
Choreography & Costume Design by Renu Kumar
Carolyn Heal, Michelle Heal, Shraya Mehta & Tara Karki (Students of R.G.K Dance & Fitness Studio for three years and have performed in many prestigious events with R.G.K), Sandera Sukhram, Sabrina Sukhram and Purva Goel (New students of R.G.K)
8 Minutes and Counting The moment of Bankrupt is 8 minutes and counting. Join this conversation of music and movement. It is now. It is happening. Release expectation and ignite. Bring your fire. Join. Hear it's potential speak and repsond with your kinetic. Be it's manifesto. Get quarky (anti matter and energy) with the metaphysical. If you are so moved, follow the glow in the dark tape and join us.

Past Events

For information on last year's event, check out the following links:
2006 Event2005 Event

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