Mosaic Connect Episode #5: Stories that Move

New Episode Intersects BharataNatyam with Modern Ballet for Storytelling; with Arabic Melodies to Create Intercultural Narrative

SAN JOSE, Calif. May 21, 2020 – Sangam Arts will host its next episode of Mosaic Connect – Stories that Move – on Monday, May 25th. Stories that Move will create an intercultural narrative to highlight how the human experience is common across time and geography. Specifically, the episode will showcase a single dance-form, BharataNatyam (one of the oldest forms of classical dance in India) juxta-posed with Modern Ballet in one clip, and Arabic music and melody in the other.

Mosaic Connect is a series of virtual performances designed to highlight our common threads, celebrate our diversity, and bring people together – with no borders. Each Mosaic Connect episode showcases world-class music and dance co-created by local Mosaic Fellows and master artists.

“As with every Mosaic event, this new episode of Mosaic Connect will highlight how easy it is to come together through the ‘one-ness’ of art,” said Priya Das, co-founder and creative director of Mosaic Silicon Valley. “The Arts truly surpass the barriers of language and cultures, seeding an environment of inclusion for every neighborhood in America.”

About Mosaic Silicon Valley

Mosaic Silicon Valley is a Sangam Arts Initiative created to strengthen our rapidly diversifying community through curated performances by world-class artists. As society becomes increasingly diverse culturally, we need a new paradigm that creates opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and allows diverse people to come together as Americans while celebrating what makes us unique. Mosaic Silicon Valley bridges cultural communities by presenting new works by artists working collaboratively with dance and music traditions disparate from their own.

About Sangam Arts

Founded in 2013, Sangam Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Using a wide range of cultural and artistic expressions from Folklorico and Tap to Kathak and Hula, the organization’s presentations are carefully curated to help us see our common humanity while allowing us to celebrate the traits that make us unique. Sangam Arts’ unique approach and reputation for quality programming have helped gain the support of grantors and foundations such as the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose, SVCreates and Knight Foundation. For more information, visit www.sangamarts.org.