Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, which connects audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors, and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia, presents “Passages of Dance & Music: Asian Choreographers Showcase,” Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at the Visceral Dance Center, 3121 N. Rockwell, Chicago.

“Passages of Dance & Music” features traditional and contemporary works that explore the essence of Asia through dance and music in solo and collaborative works. Artists include:

  • Shalaka Kulkarni, an Indian-American diaspora interdisciplinary artist, actor, and choreographer trained in Indian Classical dance and other contemporary forms
  • Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a. Rika Lin), a shin-nisei, part of the postwar Japanese-American diaspora, and an interdisciplinary performing artist and choreographer
  • Ikunojo Fujima, a Chicago-area native and Japanese American, who has performed with the Shubukai dance troupe for more than 30 years
  • Krissy Bergmark, a tabla player, percussionist, composer, and educator who centers her creative work on bringing tabla to new genres and cross-genres through composition and performance with a grounded understanding of the instrument’s traditions
  • Award-winning sisters Sreevidhya and Varsha Vijayan, trained in Indian Classical dance, such as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, and Kuchupudi, and Indian Cinematic dance, who will present a mix of classical and semi-classical works



Visceral Dance Center (3121 N. Rockwell, Chicago)

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July 11, 2023

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