South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Classical Dance Fusion Ballet

Sun, September 30, 2007 | Akins High School Auditorium, 10701, South 1st Street, Austin

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Association for India’s Development (AID)-Austin presents "Maya" A Classical Dance Fusion Ballet in English by World Renowned Bharatanatyam Dancer and National Award-winning actress SHOBANA and Ensemble

Tickets: $100, $50, $25 Call 512-419-8327 OR Email: Tickets also available at Sulekha: shobana-in-austin.htm

For Family/Group Discounts contact Ankur Jain: 512-419-8327 Note: Babysitting will be available at the venue.

For more information and to watch a video clip of the show, visit

All proceeds from this show will go towards supporting development projects in India.

Shobana is one of the foremost classical dancers from India, and has performed world-wide to great acclaim. She is renowned for her dedication to the classical art form of Bharathanatyam, a dance of the body and soul. She is an innovative choreographer and has crafted a wide range of traditional and contemporary compositions. Shobana has performed to distinguished audiences and received numerous awards including the Padmashree. She has acted in more than 225 films in 5 languages and won the National Award twice for her acting skills in Mitr-My friend and Manichitrathazhu.

The Show: In “Maya”, Shobana and her ensemble combine the traditional beauty of Bharatanatyam with the excitement of dance fusion, using world music and popular Indian film music. This dance theatre is based on the epic Ramayana, and unconventional twists in the tale make “Maya” the magical performance that it is. With narration by Naseerudin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Revathy, Milind Soman and others, this dance fusion ballet will be a treat to connoisseurs of classical Bharatanatyam, lovers of contemporary Indian music, and international audiences keen to experience the blend of Indian dance and international beats.

About AID: Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that supports grass-roots level initiatives in India in various inter-connected spheres such as education, health, women’s empowerment, rural development, natural resources and social justice. Visit to learn more about us. AID is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization and all donations to AID are tax-exempt.

Sponsored by: Association for India’s Development (AID)

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