• When you’re as far away from India as we are – here in the Bay Area – it’s easy to mistakenly think of that distant land as one unified place where you find one unified culture. Of course, the truth is much more complicated. India occupies over a million square miles of the globe and […]

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  • Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE team up to present 2nd Sundays, a series of free salons where artists share work and dialogue with audience members and fellow artists. We see this as an exciting opportunity to advance discussion of the craft and hope you’ll join us for the conversation. This month’s salon includes work from: Farah […]

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  • With Performing Diaspora fast-approaching, some of the artists took a break from the stage and headed over to KPFA’s radio studios in Berkeley for a musical sneak-preview of their work on Stephen Kent’s show, “Music of the World.” In between tracks, our Executive Director Jessica Robinson Love joined them in the conversation about their performances […]

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  • Kathak made a man out of me….And a Bird! by Charlotte Moraga Gender-bending, gender-blending–This is ardhinariswara. It’s nothing new for a Kathak dancer. We have to explore the depths of extreme masculinity and extreme femininity as we portray different characters and characterization in stories. This kind of role playing requires an artist to get in […]

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