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The IAAC dancers wow the crowds, and give New York audiences an amazing spectacle of Indian dance in all its beautiful nuances. The dancers weave stories into their dances, narrating myths and legends of India into their movements and gestures…..while the various genres of classical, folk and modern dance ensure every audience demographic has something to applaud.The mission of the Erasing Borders: Festival of Indian Dance is to present Indian dance through its multiplicity of forms and expressions. We wish to engage artists and audiences in exploring a range of aesthetics, issues and perspectives, as we celebrate the rich tradition of Indian dance and nurture exciting new dimensions developing in Indian, American and global contexts.The festival brings together dancers sharing movement, heritage and inspiration from the Indian subcontinent. It features artists from India and the South Asian Diaspora. Presentations range from traditional classical repertoire to contemporary, modern and post-modern works that are inspired by India or an Indian dance vocabulary.
Founded in 1998, the Indo-American Arts Council is a secular, registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian, subcontinental and cross-cultural art forms in North America. Their focus is to work with artists and arts organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists and arts organizations from India as well as other countries from the rest of the Indian sub-continent to exhibit, perform and produce their work here. The IAAC works passionately to become an integral part of the amazing cultural diversity of New York City and the United States.The IAAC supports all artistic disciplines int he classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of the Indian subcontinent. They work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding.
They do this through events in the performing, visual, literary and folk arts: an annual film festival(NYIFF), an annual travelling art exhibition(Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora), an annual dance festival (Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance), an annual literary festival (IAAC Literary Festival), and myriad dance, music, theatre, film and literary events throughout the year.
For further information please visit www.iaac.us.