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IDIA – I Dance hence I Am
a festival of Bharatanatyam

IDIA – I Dance hence I Am
a festival of Bharatanatyam

is a day long community event showcasing performances, panel discussions, and expert talks. The mission of IDIA is to bring to the San Francisco Bay Area highly talented artists and motivating speakers from around the world, and have an immersive, interactive, and educational experience for art lovers and students of dance. It is curated by two passionate artists – Ganesh Vasudeva & Kavita Thirumalai who felt the need for having such a platform and an engaged and supportive community.
They are ably supported in this cause by Bharata Dance & Allied Arts.

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Talks

Talks

TED-Style Expert talks by Performers, Researchers, Scholars, Musicians, Historians on topics as varied as “Dancers and choreographers who code” to “Pada Varnams : The Riddle of the Languishing Nayika”.

Panel

Panel

Discussions moderated on subjects as varied as “Visualizing non traditional stories through Bharatanatyam” & “Indian Dance at the interface of multiple cultures” with guests from the Bay Area.

Performances

Performances

Presentations by highly acclaimed dancers showcasing intelligent choreography and luminescent stage presence. The goal is to enthrall and captivate the hearts and minds of rasikas and students of dance.