Z Space and Chhandam in association with Leela Dance Collective Present:
An Electric Festival of North Indian Classical Dance & Music
Saturday, April 20th, 2:00PM
Saili Oak Vocal Solo & Sarah Morelli 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.
A native of Mumbai, Saili Oak began studying music at the age of 3, and is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a leading vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Her performances have been admired for her meticulous architecture of 'khayal,' her systematic and well-crafted raga exploration and impressive command over the 'laya.’ Saili is also known for her distinguished work in the Indian/Western Classical music crossover space. She has performed with notable western music ensembles including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tonality choir, Salastina Music Society. Saili serves as the Programs Director of a non-profit organization 'Shastra' and is also a Vocal Mentor for the non-profit organization Street Symphony in Los Angeles. A passionate educator, Saili maintains a vocal studio 'SailiMusic' where she trains the next generation of upcoming artists, and is a frequent guest speaker, panelist and workshop participant at conferences and universities across America.
Dr. Sarah Morelli has studied India’s performing arts since 1992 and is active as a kathak performer, scholar, and educator. Her dance is infused with a rich musicality and deep understanding of kathak’s past and present. Sarah was blessed to receive much of her artistic training from two legends of North Indian classical performance: renowned kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das and maestro Ali Akbar Khan. Sarah received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Ethnomusicology in 2007, and her forthcoming book is an ethnographic examination of Pandit Chitresh Das’s contributions to kathak dance. She is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and serves as Chair of the Department of Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Theory at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. There she leads the DU North Indian Classical Ensemble, and also teaches kathak classes to members of the broader Front Range community through the Sureela Academy. One of five co-founders of the Leela Dance Collective, Sarah is among the growing group of artists from around the country and India working collaboratively to forward a collective vision for kathak dance.