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Support Dakshina This Holiday Season

Your support has made 2010 a monumental year for Dakshina. Thank YOU!

Take a look at a few of this year’s highlights that we’ve been able to accomplish with your support:

  • The Washington Post chose Dakshina’s Fall Festival of Indian Arts performances as ‘Dance Pick of the Week’
  • Artistic Director Daniel Phoenix Singh and the Company were featured in the Arts & Entertainment section of The Washington Post on October 31
  • Dakshina’s performance of Anna Sokolow pieces at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in November reprised iconic works, performing them for the first time in 25 years
  • Sarah Kaufman–chief dance critic at The Washington Post–chose Dakshina’s spring dance performance as a ‘Top Dance Pick for the Spring’
  • Dakshina was the first U.S.-based dance company to perform in Bangladesh since the country’s founding

And the year is not quite finished! Dakshina has just been invited to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Maximum Indian Festival in 2011. We are honored to be one of only two U.S.-based Indian dance companies selected. In addition, Dakshina will be embarking on a six-venue tour with a challenge grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in the Spring of 2011.

Together, this recognition acknowledges the growing artistic strength of Dakshina’s dancers and the company’s commitment to diversity, innovation and the connection between dance and social issues. At Dakshina’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center engagement, the highly regarded Sokolow works explored issues of alienation and loneliness; our guest artist Anita Ratnam used traditional Bharata Natyam movements to look past the aura of cultural icons, finding the recognizable feelings that drive us all and connect us all; and our guest artist Mallika Sarabhai chose the “Bhajan” tradition to frame a vibrant evening reconnecting us to the roots of devotional music.

Thank You, for making all of this possible.

You can join us to keep up the momentum! It is your support that allows Dakshina to continue to explore dance forms and their power to convey universal experiences. Help us meet our Kennedy Center project needs and the challenge grant for our tour.

Here’s to making 2011 an even bigger success!

Donate today.