The 81st annual American Dance Festival (ADF), the oldest and largest festival dedicated to modern dance in the country, runs June 12-July 26, 2014 in Durham, NC. There will be 50 performances by 24 companies from around the world.For more details visit www.americandancefestival.org.
Join for an evening of shopping, Henna, Face Painting, Music/Karaoke, games and much more. Come and enjoy the evening get-together with friends and community and do early shopping for this coming EID. This event is for the entire family.
When: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm to 11: pm
Admission: Adults $3.00, Kids and Students $1.00
Venue: Seasons @ Tandoor (Tandoor Indian Restaurant)
The 20th annual Festival of India will take place in Charlotte from September 13 - 14, 2014. The two-day festival features arts, crafts, vendors, food, and dance performances. The Indian Idol singing competition will also take place at the festival. http://indiafestival.iacofcarolinas.org/
The anniversary celebration begins at 11am with a health fair along with anand bazaar, lots of food and fun, a cultural program and more. The event is at Hindu Center in Charlotte on Saturday, July 26, 2014. For more details visit www.hcclt.org.
Friends of Greater Charlotte will present an evening of dairo (lok geet, bhakti geet, sugam sangeet, and more) on Fiday, August 15, 2014 in the Vihar Hall of the Hindu Center in Charlotte. Bhanubhai Vora and Tripti Chhaya will be the lead singers leading the Swar Kinnari Group from Mumbai. Tickets are $20 and $50 for limited front row. For more details call 704-488-8145 or 704-277-2468.
Sri Venkateswara Temple of NC and Mataraja Natyanjanli present a colorful Kuchipudi dance drama on Sri Hanuman on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5pm at HSNC Cultural Hall, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC. Tickets start at $15, kids under 10 are free. For more details call 919-486-0040 or 919-971-5944.
The Laasya School of Dance and Music presents Mudra 2014 on Sat, August 9, 2014 at East Chapel Hill H.S. at 4:30 pm. The event focuses on Women of India – A thematic presentation paying tribute to great women of India, and is directed and choreographed by Sridevi Jagannath. The evening will feature drama and dance personalities from the Triangle with delightful music, exquisite costumes and top notch choreography. This is a fundraising event for Pratham RTP. For tickets and more details contact: Sridevi Jaganath: 919-672-5359 or Rajeev Thalla: 919-345-1560 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhy-Dhun presents a musical evening of golden melodies and dance masti on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 5 – 7:30 at the Vihar Hall, Hindu Center of Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and kids are free. Snacks and tea will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Center’s expansion project. For more details write to email@example.com or call 515-473-5032 or 704-807-8277.
Charlotte’s premiere National Dance Day celebration is back and will be even bigger than before when hundreds of people dance the day away at Wells Fargo Plaza (301 South Tryon Street) on Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The event is free. “When it comes to fitness, if you enjoy what you’re doing, you’re more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine,” said Lucy Thompson Dean, assistant vice president at Carolinas HealthCare System. “We encourage all of our teammates to find and practice a type of exercise that they love – including dance. We even offer a few types of dance-related fitness classes for our teammates, including Zumba and Socacize.” “National Dance Day is all about having fun and getting some great exercise,” said Blumenthal’s Director of Education Ralph Beck. “No prior dance experience is necessary. The event is part of Blumenthal’s WHIRL initiative and is designed to give the public a chance to actively participate in the performing arts, as well as watch others giving their inner artists “a whirl” on stage. National Dance Day was created by Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance, to promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance. Blumenthal Performing Arts will join hundreds of other organizations across the country in hosting an array of participatory dance activities on July 26. Dance instructors will be on site at the Wells Fargo Plaza to help teach the two National Dance Day routines to attendees, as well as other large group numbers. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved indoors to the Wells Fargo Atrium. To learn more about National Dance Day, visit www.BlumenthalArts.org where a link to the official National Dance Day instructional videos and music tracks are available.
The youth group of the Hindu Society of NC presents its annual summer camps programs in five sessions. They run through August 22, 2014. The five weekly camps are spread out over the summer and activities include yoga, slokas, arts, crafts, music, heritage traditions and more. All camps are held at Hindu Society of NC in Morrisville, NC. For more details on specific camps and registration, visit www.hsnconline.org.
Indian Classical Music & Dance Society (ICMDS) presents Rudrakshya Dance Ensemble, 10 dancers from Odisha, India, on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3pm at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC. Experience the ancient Odissi dance, led by Guru Bichitrananda Swain. Tickets are $20 (general admission) and $50 (VIP). Free admission for ICMDS members. Details: Prasad Kommaraju: 919-971-7118, or Sakti Singh: 919-321-0301 For details on ICMDS visit www.icmds.org.
Sister Kiran has 35 years of experience as a teacher of meditation and 15 years as a trainer of teachers. She will present a workshop on behalf of the Brahma Kumaris on developing positive relationships on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Stone Creek Ranch Clubhouse, 6620 Raffia Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277. RSVP is required: call 704-412-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.