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Co-improv-id with Saxophone and Sitar

2020-09-28T13:31:41-07:00September 28th, 2020|Press|

Staying inspired requires energy in the best of times. Doing so while sheltering-in-place, dealing with canceled shows, complete lack of a real audience, and asynchronous, socially distant jam sessions strikes a discordant note in the life of artists and art organizations alike. In the face of these odds, Sangam Arts’ Mosaic Silicon Valley initiative and

Making the Mosaic

2020-09-11T12:27:34-07:00September 11th, 2020|Blog|

America is the land of the free and the home of the brave…the who? While many of us feel we have the right to be here, regardless of where we were born, most of us continue to seek a sense of belonging. Belonging to a home, to a community, to a country. We identify as American. The world sees us as American. So why are some of us challenged, or even threatened, by our very own neighbors: our fellow Americans. If we all have pledged our allegiance to America – our America – then why do some people consider themselves more American than others?

New Mosaic Connect Event: The Ancient Contemporary

2020-07-08T13:28:43-07:00July 8th, 2020|News, Press|

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

Sangam Arts Commissions Five New Mosaic Silicon Valley Performing Arts Projects

2020-06-11T09:19:13-07:00June 11th, 2020|News|

Innovative Mosaic Silicon Valley Program Focuses on Creating Intercultural Performances that Redefine American Art SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 11, 2020 -- Sangam Arts announced today it has commissioned grants to five new performing arts projects via its Mosaic Silicon Valley program. Each of these grants will enable Bay Area-based artists to create projects that

Mosaic Connect Episode #5: Stories that Move

2020-05-25T12:10:48-07:00May 25th, 2020|News|

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

Hummingbird Circle

2020-02-19T10:51:01-08:00April 26th, 2020|Past Events|

Join us for four hours of fun family activities hosted by Ohlone Culture bearers; Showcasing living traditions of our native people. Participate in regalia-making, story-telling, dance and more! Food trucks will have a variety of offerings for the whole family. Admission is FREE. Funded through an X-Factor grant from SVCreates  

Mosaic Silicon Valley and Confederation of Ohlone People Announce Unique Community Event

2020-03-02T08:01:51-08:00March 2nd, 2020|Press|

The Ohlone to welcome community to partake in living traditions, conversational practices, ancestral arts  SAN JOSE, CA, MARCH 2, 2020 -- Mosaic Silicon Valley announced “Hummingbird Circle” today to honor and invite the descendants of the original inhabitants of Silicon Valley, the Native American Ohlone, to share their living traditions. Hummingbird Circle is in partnership

The Art of Collaboration Panel

2020-02-19T10:46:49-08:00February 19th, 2020|Past Events|

Panelists will discuss how organizations large and small can embody a collaborative spirit to reach broader audiences, harness change, mitigate risk, and build community, to accomplish more than any single organization could do alone. Panel moderated by Sangam Arts will include Ray Furuta, Chamber Music Silicon Valley Leigh Henderson, Teatro Vision Jessica Paz-Cedillo, School of


2020-02-19T10:35:02-08:00February 19th, 2020|Past Events|

A day of ART and SOLIDARITY as we come together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by creating and sharing art in many forms.

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