A Conference Style Bharatanatyam Festival filled with Performances, Panel Discussion, and Expert Talks.
August 18th to 20th, 2023

IDIA – I Dance hence I Am
a festival of Bharatanatyam

IDIA – I Dance hence I Am
a festival of Bharatanatyam

“IDIA has been successful in influencing the younger generation by kindling interest in those that are enamored, creating passion in those that are interettisted and bringing on stage those that are serious practitioners. This was their 5th year and one could not miss noticing the exponential growth year after year and the increase in the engagement of younger dancers, who are the torch bearers of the art form in the coming decades.”Narthaki

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This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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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.