Z Space and Chhandam in association with Leela Dance Collective Present:
An Electric Festival of North Indian Classical Dance & Music
Friday, April 19th, 7:30PM
Raaginder Singh Momi Violin Solo & Rina Mehta Kathak Solo
**New Years Discounts** - all tickets and passes are 20% off through Thursday, January 31. After 1/31 receive 10% off purchases of 10 or more tickets (discounts applied automatically at checkout).
Festival Pass - $152 through 1/31 ($190 after 1/31) - Get premium seats for the entire festival! To purchase simply put premium tickets (the dark purple ones) for every show in the festival into your cart and purchase at once. The discount should apply automatically at checkout. Multiple pass purchases are OK, but make sure you have the same number of seats for each show.
Day Pass - $52 through 1/31 (Saturday or Sunday) $65 after 1/31 - See an entire day of music for one low price. To purchase simply put premium tickets (the dark purple ones) for both shows during either Saturday or Sunday in to your cart and purchase at once. The discount should apply automatically at checkout. Multiple pass purchases are OK, but make sure you have the same number of seats for each show.
If you run into any trouble purchasing, please call Z Space’s box office at 415-659-8132 or email email@example.com for assistance.
Raaginder Singh Momi
Raaginder Singh Momi is a young upcoming violinist and music composer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Hailing from the school of Maihar-Seni Gharana, Raaginder implements improvisation, rhythmic patterns, and the sounds of Indian Classical music on a modified five-string violin. He is deeply embedded into the tradition of Hindustani music through the teachings of great masters like Dr. Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury and Ustaad Aashish Khan. While keeping that foundation, Raaginder is also immersed in contemporary music, and he has produced several contemporary albums in which the sounds of Indian classical violin and hip-hop music intermingle. These works bring forth lyrical and rhythmic sections which stem from traditional elements while also infusing a modern touch. Through these endeavors and experiences, Raaginder's art brings forth a new, intense, and interesting sound for his audiences to hear.
Rina Mehta brings to the art form of Kathak, classical dance of North India, a singular voice and vision. An artist and an entrepreneur she displays on and off the stage her depth of training with legendary Kathak master, Pt. Chitresh Das, an unshakeable grounding in tradition and a pioneering spirit. Described as “regal” and “brilliant” by critics, her performances and artistic work are paving a path forward for the legacy of Pt. Chitresh Das and Kathak dance itself. Rina is a founding artist of the Leela Dance Collective, which brings together leading artists from around the world to advance a collective vision for Kathak. Rina’s original works include SPEAK, a kathak-tap collaboration; Chandanbala, the story of the revered Jain saint interpreted through the Kathak tradition; and Son of the Wind, the story of the India’s mythological hero, Hanuman, brought to life through dance-drama. She has received funding to create and tour her works by such prestigious institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the Zellerbach Family Fund. Prior to her work with the Leela Dance Collective, Rina was a principal dancer with the Chitresh Das Dance Company, performing and touring with the company’s critically acclaimed productions includingShabd,Pancha Jati, andSita Haranacross the United States and in India.She has received the Alliance for California Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant and twice been nominated for an Isodara Duncan Dance Award for Company performance as part of the Chitresh Das Dance Company. Rina is the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright award and researched the effectiveness of Kathak dance education as a social intervention in underprivileged communities in Mumbai, India. Her most ambitious initiative yet is The Leela Endowment, the first and only initiative of its kind, aimed at providing the financial infrastructure necessary for dancers to thrive and continue to advance India’s rich artistic heritage.