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About the FestivalErasing  Borders: Festival of Indian Dance
About Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance-Spring 2012
Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance was launched by the Indo-American Arts Council in 2008 to promote Indian dance in New York City, the global capital for dance. It is a premier event that brings to New York Indian and India-inspired dance in an array of forms, old and new: concerts feature performances traditional and experimental, classical and post-modern, folk and popular.

The festival has been known to bring to the New York City audience a range of Indian dance performances from traditional and classical to modern and Indian dance. We present exciting new works produced in India and in the Diaspora. In its fifth year, the festival collaborates with the Trinayan Dance Theater and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to bring stellar Indian dancers to a wide range of audiences across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance is partly funded by New York State Council for the Arts and Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City.

Goals and Objectives

- Provide a platform for emerging dancers

- Highlight new works of established artists
- Reach diverse audiences
- Develop appreciation for Indian dance
- Provide a platform for choreography with high standards of artistic excellence.
- Provide a forum for interaction and dialogue between dancers, dance scholars, writers and critics.

- Provide a forum for exchange between Indian and non-Indian dancers and choreographers.

- Develop credibility for the Indian performing art forms within the broader performing arts community.

About DanceFEST INDIA!
In its first year, the festival, a production of Trinayan Dance Theater- is inspired by the old world charm of traditional dance artists who sustain ancient lineages through global innovation. In a series of master workshops, panel discussions, performances and family programs, the festival, collaborates with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) 5th Annual Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance, Asia Society and Museum NYC, and Lotus Music and Dance Studio’s- to celebrate the ABC’s of India: Art, Beauty, Culture and Community. DanceFEST INDIA is made possible in part by public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


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