It was 2016 when Mosaic Silicon Valley invited Indian folkdance artist Srividya Eashwar and Mexcian folklorico artist Arturo Magaña to come up with two minutes of informed, performative collaboration between their cultures. The mission was to bring their audiences together to build a connected community - as diverse in the audience as on stage.
I think that we’re all on the same page: it’s hard to comprehend how it’s been over half a year of “These Times,” however you personally define them. I’ve personally gone through a myriad of mindsets and emotions ranging from obliviousness, anxiety, and depression, to complacency, determination, and anger. But I’m not writing this today to make my problems yours. Instead, I want to take a moment to chat about creative processes and inspiration during these unprecedented times.
Considering its vast resources and highly educated population, Silicon Valley has surprisingly thin soil when it comes to building and sustaining cultural institutions. That’s never daunted Usha Srinivasan, the co-founder and president of Sangam Arts,
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.
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 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
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
By Usha Srinivasan As our nation grapples with the public health and economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, we are also faced with another hateful enemy: racist hate crimes. Americans who have known no other home and owe no allegiance to any country but their own are being spat on and viciously attacked as they are
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
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