Z Space and Chhandam in association with Leela Dance Collective Present:
An Electric Festival of North Indian Classical Dance & Music
Thursday, April 18th, 7:30PM
Opening Night - Emerging Artists
**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.
Nilanjan Chaudhuri is an emerging tabla artist and educator based in the Bay Area. Initiated into the tradition of Tabla at the age of five by his father, Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Nilan has been performing as a soloist and accompanist for nearly two decades and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of Hindustani Classical Music’s most celebrated artists at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Fillmore, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Fox Theater, and the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.
Shefali Jain is an emerging Kathak artist who has trained for over 15 years with Gretchen Hayden and the late Kathak maestro, Pandit Chitresh Das. She has presented concerts at venues such as the Boston University Dance Theater and Alvin American Dance Theater, and has received funding from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shefali is also a founding artist of the Leela Dance Collective, performing in innovative works such as the Son of the Wind and California Gharana. In addition to performing, she is committed to passing on the rich tradition of Kathak to the next generation. She is a senior teacher at the Chhandika Institute of Kathak Dance and co-director of the Chhandika Youth Ensemble.
Ria DasGupta and Joya Kazi
Ria DasGupta and Joya Kazi are both ensemble dancers with the Leela Dance Collective. Ria trained in classical ballet and modern dance for 14 years with the Academy of Dance Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey, and she also co-founded Kalamandir Dance Company, a troupe that she choreographed for and performed with internationally. Joya began studying indian classical dance at the age of 4, attended UC Davis as a Theatre & Dance major, and moved to LA to pursue a commercial career in both the Hollywood and Bollywood industries. Both dancers have found a love of kathak that has connected them to their classical roots and after years of intensive training, they were both honored to debut with the Leela Dance Collective in the San Francisco premiere of the Collective's acclaimed work, Son of the Wind.