New episode highlights the storytelling abilities of Modern Contemporary, Indian Odissi and Cambodian Classical dance styles

 SAN JOSE, Calif. July 8, 2020 – Sangam Arts will host its next episode of Mosaic Connect – The Ancient Contemporary – on Monday, July 13th at 5:30PM PT. The free, online event will feature three pre-recorded performances and discussions, followed by a live Q&A with the  featured artists: Charya Burt , Coleen Lorenz and Niharika Mohanty. The first performance of The Ancient Contemporary will feature Modern Contemporary Dance weaving through the journey of a mother and daughter, using the whole body as a form of expression. The second  performance will highlight the stylistic movements of the Indian Odissi, followed by an enactment of an Indian lullabye in the same style. The third performance will have Charya Burt and her team take us into celestial environs through Cambodian Classical Dance. The pre-recorded discussions will capture the camaraderie between the artists as they talk through two demonstrations of how the styles have common elements while being so different.

  • Title: The Ancient Contemporary
  • Date: July 13, 2020
  • Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM PDT
  • Cost: Free
  • Click here to Register

About Mosaic Connect

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.

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 .