India Arts and Culture Council
501(c)(3) Non profit cultural education organization
PO Box 91294, Portland, OR 97291
Phone: 503-446-8123 | Email: rasika@rasika.org

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RASIKA is proud to present

TRANCE

Rasika is proud to welcome back dancer/actress Shobana and her troupe to Portland after many years with an exceptional grand Indian dance production!

 

Venue: Newmark Theater, Portland 5
Date: Jun 03, 2018 at 04:00 PM

 

Artist: Shobhana
Percussion: Anantha R. Krishnan
Keyboard: Prithvi Chandrasekhar
Line Producer: Srividya S.

 

Trance is a quest to present Indian performing traditions in a collage of rhythm, a kaleidoscope of colors, sensual poetry, and traditional Bharatha Natyam. The ever-evolving mythology of Shiva, the avatars of Vishnu, Mary Magdalene, among other streams of consciousness is re-contextualized in a form rich in movement and visual imagery. Complimented by a sonic imagery ranging from Indian classical to electronic music for audiences to be regaled and transported into the primordial state of being in Trance.

Born into a family of dancers, dancer/actress Shobana and her troupe of dancers have witnessed standing ovations at over 100 cities world wide for performances including Trance. Accompanied by live orchestra of musicians and stunning lighting and costuming creates an evening of enchanting music and dance. Not to miss. One evening only!
 
Duality: An Immigrant Experience
Date: April 15, 2018 @ 04:00 PM
Venues: Redmond Senior Center, Redmond, WA

The Duality dance production is adapted and will be touring various venues in Oregon showcasing the best of Indian performing arts.

Venues planned include: Chehalem Cultural Center, Salem Library, Blue Mountain Community College, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Pacific University etc.

Team of dancers from India and the Northwest join choreographer/dansuese Jayanthi Raman on the tour.

Funded in part by grant from Oregon Community Foundation

For further details, please visit www.jayanthiraman.com.

 
Collective Vision - Dance Concert

An Indo-Jazz Collaborative Musical Indian Dance

Venue: PCC Rock Creek Auditorium

Date: 21st April 2018 at 04:00 PM

Artists: Jayanthi Raman, Chuck Israels, Binni and Krishnakumar, S.V.Ramani, Raghavendra Rao, Chau Dancers and Bharathanatyam dancers

Jazz legend and Guggenheim Fellow Chuck Israels joins with Indian dance exponent Jayanthi Raman to create an evening of enchanting music and dance. The two artists lead a team of musicians and dancers from Northwest and India.

Funded in part by grant from Collins Foundation.
 

 

RASIKA is proud to present:

"A Tribute to the Carnatic Legend, Late Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna"
- A Lec-Dem and mini Carnatic concert by his dearest and prime disciple couple
Dr. K. Krishna Kumar & Mrs. Binni Krishna Kumar

Accompanying them:

B. V. Raghavendra Rao - Violin

S. V. Ramani - Mridangam

Venue: RASIKA School of Music and Arts, Hillsboro
Date: Fri, April 20th @ 07:30 PM

 

The prime disciples of the Dr. BMK (as fondly referred to), Carnatic Musicians who are well established and reputed in India and have travelled all over the world as a Carnatic Music unique male-female duo. They were more than disciples for their guru. In fact, they were the sole strength for the legend during his weakening old age during 2013/16.

Dr.K.Krishnakumar has accompanied in recent years almost all concerts with his guru for almost a hundred of his concerts and made a mark as the guru blessed him to continue his musical legacy at his last live concert at Anakapalli near Vishakhapatnam.

RASIKA has had a long association with Dr.BMK for more than two decades and with great reverence to the greatestest Carnatic musician of this century, RASIKA is proud to present the illustrious disciples Mrs. Binni Krishnakumar & Dr.K.Krishnakumar for this carnatic concert tribute tour.

The tour schedule is as follows:

  1. April 14th 2018  - 7pm - Dallas

Venue: Unity Church, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

Organised by INDUS ENTERTAINMENT, Dallas Tamil Manram, DFW Tamil Friends.

Email: manojr1@gmail.com

  1. April 13th, 14th, 15th  2018 - Dallas

Music Workshop on the Compositions of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna - a unique learning experience for the aspirants.

Time: April 13th 7-9pm

April 14th 10-12 noon

April 15th 3-5pm

Venue: Mrs. Asha Anand

2409 Scenic Dr

Plano TX 75025

Contact: 📞 972-679-7874

Email: asha_v@hotmail.com

  1. April 21st 2018 - 4pm - Portland

PCC Rock creek Event Centre, Portland

COLLECTIVE VISION - Indo Jazz Musical Collaborative

Tickets at www.rasika.org

Click here for details

  1. April 22nd 2018 - 4:30pm - San Jose

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara CA 95054

Organised by South India Fine Arts

Bay Area, San Jose

Tickets at http://www.southindiafinearts.org/

  1. April 28th 2018 - 9am - Detroit

Lead for Pancharatnam at Tapovanam Flint MI organised by Great Lakes Aradhana Committee

Click here for details

  1. April 28th 2018 - 6:30pm - Detroit 

Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

30687 Grand River Ave Farmington Hills MI 48336

For details https://www.sbhtemple.org/

Contact: Mr.Rangachari Vijayaraghavan

📞 (248) 516 5533

  1. April 29th 2018 - 3pm - Philadelphia 

Chinmaya Mission Madhuvan

905 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA 19067 

📞(215) 736-1923 / (215) 396-0390

(484) 678-6649   /   (609) 423-5601

Email: info@chinmayamadhuvan.org

  1. May 4th 2018 - 7pm - Toronto

Violin : Sri Jayadevan

Mridangam : Sri B Gourishankar

Ghatam : Sri Ramana Indrakumar

Venue: Thamil Isai Kalamanram Auditorium

Unit# 3, 1120 Tapscott Road

Scarborough, Ontario, M1X 1E8 - Canada

📞416 724 2466 📞+1 (647) 886-7226

The couple will present Carnatic compositions of Dr. BMK along with his favorite selections of other Vaggeyakaras with anecdotes and life experiences of the great guru between renderings. There is also opportunity for lecture prior to concert to talk about experiences with Dr.BMK. There will also be some recordings of Dr. BMK sold for the benefit of The Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna Memorial Trust established by his family members to preserve and propagate the legacy of the great musician.

Your immediate positive response is eagerly awaited.

 

 
RASIKA presents
Dr. K. J. Yesudas' Golden Night
Time: 05:30 pm
Date: Sunday, 12th November, 2017
Venue: City National Civic, San Jose, CA

 

A first-time ever multilingual fund-raiser show celebrating the 50 year journey of Dr. K. J. Yesudas, with the Lakshman Sruthi Orchestra. The show will have light music covering Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movie songs.

 

Performance by: Dr. K. J. Yesudas
Live orchestra of Musicians: Lakshman Sruthi Orchestra, with a total of 23 members

 

This is a first-time multi-lingual concert, celebrating the 50 year musical journey of Dr. K. J. Yesudas. The concert is a fund-raiser, and you can become a donor with a donation of $500/$1000 and upwards. All donors will get an invitation and tax-deduction certificate, courtesy of RASIKA. Click here to donate.

 

Tickets on sale now. Get your tickets here or here.
Tickets are: $39, $59, $79, $99 (VIP), $150 (VVIP), $250 (Gold), $500 (Elite), (service charges apply)
$39 tickets are Sold Out.

 

Thank you!

Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds

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Aug 062017
 
RASIKA presents
7pm Saturday 7th October 2017
Jayanthi Raman's Dance of the Hummingbirds
Literary, Visual and Performing Arts in a full-length dance presentation with live orchestra
Concept & Dance choreography: Jayanthi Raman
Original poetry by Oregon poet laureate Paulann Peterson
Visual artist: Shashank Rao,
Live orchestra of Musicians: Vocalist, Bamboo Flute, Mridangam and Base Guitar
With 8-10 senior professional dancers from Jayanthi Raman Dance Company led by Jayanthi Raman
Dance of the Hummingbirds is a musical dance project based on the seed concept of Portland choreographer Jayanthi Raman. The production reflects an artists's struggles and challenges faced in life and how one draws upon inner strength to overcome them. The production is a confluence of dance, music, images and literature.
The production features newly commissioned poetry of 2010 Oregon poet laureate Paulann Peterson, new music score by musicians; images of traditional Indian painting; choreographed by Jayanthi Raman with team of live orchestra of musicians and local Indian dancers. This project uses English poetry instead of Sanskrit chants, medley of musical instruments and musical styles, creative artwork as visual embellishment and Indian folk and classical dance genres to showcase the choreography as a contemporary multi-disciplined artistic conversation.
The project builds upon the central concept of every artist’s experiences of struggling with challenges in a new world and creating opportunities for themselves and those around them. The project brings together the arts in one cohesive performance, addressing the complexities of a global artistic environment, presenting a contemporary dialogue of poetry, images, music, and dance. The production is a true depiction of creative collaboration bringing performing, literary and fine artists together on same platform.
Live orchestra of exceptional musicians, poetry read by Paulann Peterson, visual artist Shashank Rao and a team of professional 8-10 dancers lead by danseuse Jayanthi Raman
Tickets on sale now.
$32, $26 & $22 (venue service charges extra)
Early bird special: $5 discount until Sept 7th 2017. Get your tickets today for best seats in the house.

Funded in part by grant from James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Thank you!

 
presents
Dance Ballet of India
4pm Sun 19th March 2017   Note date change to:  4 pm. Sat., April 1, 2017
 at Newmark Theater, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts 

 


More details and tickets click here
A magnum opus production featuring an international cast of over 12 professional dancers from Delhi, Chennai- India and the US.
With multi-genre dances: Bharatha Nataym Chhau and Modern dances with stunning costuming and lighting
Featuring the voice of melody king and illustrious Bollywood singer: Hariharan

Novel concept, theatrical elements - a reflection of our immigrant lives.... 
Watch video of dancers:

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/198261517]

Tickets on sale now. $25-50 inclusive of all service charges. $5 discount for children 10 and under, students and seniors.
Avail 15% off early bird special until Feb 28th.
Artists:
Concept, Choreography, Lead performer & Artistic Director: Jayanthi Raman
Original Music Score: Mandolin U Rajesh
Featured musicians: Bollywood legend singer Hariharan, percussion maestros Selvaganesh & Ghatam SV Ramani,
Voice of Binny Krishnakumar (of Ra Ra Chandramukhi movie fame) and many more exceptional musicians.
Original story: Portland author: Lalitha Ram with Script adaptation by Jayanthi Raman
This concert is supported in part by Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation
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