Flushing Town Hall to present an afternoon of Indian classical arts program

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Photo courtesy of Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company.

The Flushing Town Hall will present Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company, featuring Indian classical arts, on March 21, 2020.

Navatman is a performing arts organization that empowers the individual to nurture his or her personal evolution through interactions with the Indian classical arts, according to a press release.

Founded with an eye towards creating a home for the Indian classical performing arts in New York City, Navatman is best known for Manhattan-based classes, critically acclaimed productions, a dynamic dance company and stellar music ensemble.

Tickets to the performance are $18 for non-members, $12 for members and students, and available at www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.

Navatman Music Collective, which is led by artistic director Roopa Mahadevan, is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy from our members’ contemporary and diverse influences.

Their sound is simultaneously nostalgic and boundary-breaking, aiming to engage the discerning and uninitiated alike. Their respect for rich musical tradition is paired with an honest joy for the music they sing and a desire for self-expression, quirk, and judgment-free community.

The event features a special appearance by Navatman Dance Company, whose mission is to bring extraordinary, boundary-pushing productions to the stage. The Dance Company, which is led by artistic director Sahasra Sambamoorthi, makes Indian classical dance more accessible to understand and experience without removing the beauties of tradition and history that the style has developed from.

Says Brown Girl Magazine, “In a culturally renowned city highlighted in the global map for its rich abundance of the arts, the traditional classical dances of India thrive on the stage.”

In 2020, Flushing Town Hall continues to open its doors to teenagers for free. Under the “Teen Access Program,” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) are welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation.

As advocates of arts equity since 1979, they support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance their efforts.

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