New York, July 20 : The fifth edition of "Erasing
Borders Festival of Indian Dance", bringing Indian and India-inspired
dance to the New York City, will be presented Aug 17 during the Downtown
Dance Festival here.
Launched by the Indo-American Arts Council
( IAAC) in 2008 to promote Indian dance in New York City, the premier
event besides Indian dance in an array of forms, old and new, also
presents concerts featuring performances traditional and experimental,
classical and post-modern, folk and popular.
The 31st annual
edition of the Downtown Dance Festival, New York's longest-running free
public dance festival organised by Battery Dance Company, will take
place from August 11 to17, with performances at the Lawn at Battery Park
and One New York Plaza.
The 5th edition of "Erasing Borders of
Indian Dance Outdoors" curated by IAAC will be presented on Friday,
August 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at One New York Plaza, according to the
The programme will include Bageshree Vaze performing
Kathak, Jaikishore and Padmavani Mosilikanti performing Kuchipudi,
Mayuri Dance Company presenting Bhangra, Sonali Skandan and Jiva Dance
performing Bharata Natyam, alongside the Chhau Dance Company sponsored
by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ( ICCR).
supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and
innovative forms influenced by the arts of the Indian subcontinent in
The IAAC will also offer two weeks of master
classes, August 3 - 16, at Dance New Amsterdam as part of the Downtown
Dance Festival this year.