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Odissi Showcase for Dance/NYC
Immigrant Artists Conference
Queens College, 4:45 PM

AangikCuerpo (body) at International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
United Nations, NYC 2 PM

Dashavatar for 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival
Queens Theatre, 8 PM

Dashavatar for 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival
Forest Park, 1 PM

AangikCuerpo (body)
Hall of Fame, Jamaica 8 PM

AangikCuerpo (body) at 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival
Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2PM

AangikCuerpo (body) premiere at 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival
Far Rockaway Beach 3 PM

Samarpan NY '18
Annual Student Performance
at Studio Space at Queens Theatre in the Park - 6 PM

Odissi for Kalanjali
for YICG at Herricks Middle School - 1 PM

Odissi for India Day Celebrations
at East Meadow Public Library - 2 PM


Celebrating Guru Mayadhar Raut's 87th Birthday

Kalanjali - Odissi Student Presentation
1 PM Herricks Middle School Auditorium

ASHA (hope) for "Myth and Modern Dance"
3 PM 92Y Harkness Dance Center

Gurupurnima Celebration
9-11 AM - Great Neck School of Dance

Nisha Patel - Odissi Manch Pravesh

Odissi at Kalanjali
1 PM - Young Indian Culture Group
Herricks Middle School Auditorium

4/16 & 17/2016
Odissi at Jump on the Dance Wagon
World Premier of 2 NEW choreographies - "Sanjeevani" (elixir) in Odissi and "Asha" (hope) in synthesized dance techniques
4/16 at 7:30 PM
4/17 at 4 PM
Alvin Ailey Theater

Odissi Beginner Workshop
4 - 6 PM
Conception Dance School, Grenada, WI

Odissi Dance Fitness
at Fitness Marathon at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

Odissi Classes start for School Year 2016-17
Young Indian Culture Group

Odissi at Diwali Festival
South Street Seaport

Naome Sajnani's Manch Pravesh
3 PM
Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY

"Samarpan '15" in NY
Saraswati Hall, 45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY at 6 PM

6/20/15 Global Water Dance

5/24/15 Shivani Sharma's Manch Pravesh
Queens Theater in the Park 5PM

5/16/15 Odissi at "Kalanjali"
at Young Indian Culture Group
Herricks Middle School Auditorium 2 PM

12/29/14  Nachonti Krishna by Mala at International Odissi Festival 2014
Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

11/8/14 Namo Narayana in Odissi and Dandiya
YICG Diwali Event and celebrations at 4:30 PM, Herricks Middle School, LI.

10/25/14 Odissi by Mala at Diwali Festival of Lights
Elting Library, New Paltz, NY

10/5/14 Odissi at Diwali Mela
South Street Seaport, NYC

8/30/14 Lavanya Reddy "Manch Pravesh"
Olmsted Theater, Adelphi College, LI at 4:30 PM

6/29/14 "Samarpan '14" in NY
Saraswati Hall, 45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY at 4 PM

5/17/14  Odissi at "Kalanjali" at Young Indian Culture Group
Herricks Middle School Auditorium 2 PM

4/16/14 "Water" at NYC10 Initiative in Bharatnatyam-Kathak-Odissi
Dixon Place 7:30 PM

3/30/14 Odissi - A Comparison of Two Styles
Guru Mayadhar Raut by Mala Desai and Guru Dev Prasad Das by Bani Ray
Manhattan Movement Arts Center - 3 PM

9/21/13 Tarini Karwal's Manch Pravesh
Hindu Temple Auditorium 5 PM
6/22/13 Samarpan '13 in NY
5/18/13 "Nirbhaya Yaatri" - fearless traveler at Durga Temple, Virginia
4/27/13 - "Water"
Odra Disha Collaborations presents "Ninad" sound of rippling water in Guru Mayadhar Raut Odissi gharana.
Madison Theater, Rockville Center, LI, NY
2013 "Nirbhaya Yaatri" - fearless traveler
Mala launched a new series with a focus to empower young girls and women in response to the horrific incidents of violence in New Delhi.  She joined the "One Billion Rising" event on February 14, 2013.  Please see fliers with details below.
12/9/12 "Mangala: The Arts of India" Odissi by Mala
3 PM at Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY
12/8/12 "Sundar-Lanka Kand" in Odissi at Saraswati Classical Arts Festival
12 noon at Baruch Performance Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, NY
by students of Mala's School of Odissi Dance
12/8/12 Odissi at "Shruti Laya"
7 PM - at PS 115 Floral Park in Queens, NY
11/24/12 "Jaya Jaya Sree Rama" an excerpt of "Sundar Kand" in Odissi
3:30 PM at PS 115 Floral Park in Queens
10/20/12 "Sculpture Comes Alive" for Indian Classical Dance & Music
6 PM at Vedic Heritage
9/15/12 - "The Gift of Wisdom" for "Locating the Sacred" Festival by the Asian American Arts Alliance
presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts
2 PM - Queens Botanical Gardens
9/2/12 - Reva Abrol's Manch Pravesh
5 PM
Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY
6/23/12 - Samarpan '12
In Honor of Guru Mayadhar Raut's 82nd Birthday
Mala's School presents its 7th Annual Student Performance
4 PM
Saraswati Hall, Hindu Temple Society of North America, Flushing, NY
5/26/12 - Puja Bansal's Manch Pravesh
6 PM
Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY
4/28/12 "Pavitr" (pure, sacred)
6 Pm Baruch Performing Arts Center

3/25/12 NYC Holi Hai
Odissi by Lalitha and Lana

3/10/12 Holi Celebration with our elders at the Adult Day Center in Flushing

12/4/11 Odissi at Mangala: The Arts of India
3 PM
Jeane Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY

11/12/11 "Om Krishnaya Namah"
for Saraswati Arts Festival by The India Center
at Baruch Performing Arts Center

9/23/11 Odissi - An Evening of Temple Dance
Table of Silence - 9/11/11 Remembrance

Celebration & Cultural Exchange

Please join us outside on the lovely patio at Baluchi's Park Slope to celebrate & experience some cultural exchange in support of an international artist exchange in India this Fall!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Baluchi’s Indian Food Park Slope

310 5th Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Sts.

A special thank you to Baluchi’s and Arthur for their sponsorship of this evening, facebook likeBaluchi’s Park Slope! The evening is also kindly co-sponsored by Artists on the Brink.Suggested donation at door, $30 ~ Kids $10 ~ donations made in advance through the Fundraiser page automatically adds you to the guest list!  7:30pm classical Indian Odissi dance performance by Mala Desai.  Children & friends welcomed!

Please see fundraising page for details on how your support will be utilized, I am ever so grateful for all the support of friends, family & strangers alike. Thank you all in advance for this exciting evening in support of an exceptional opportunity to participate in The Raghurajpur International Art/Craft Exchange.

About Mala Desai: The divinity of being - is dance...An Indian classical dancer who believes that dance nurtures the soul and leads you to experience ultimate freedom. Mala has performed at innumerable events in India and America. Most recently Mala was presented to a packed audience in "Om Namo" by Professor Kathryn Posin at The Gallatin School of NYU in NEW unique Odissi-Ballet-Modern dance technique fusion choreography to music from the 2011 Grammy-Nominated album "Soul Call" by Chandrika Krishnamurhty Tandon. 

Original Lakshmi drawing: created by artist Nicole S. Fernandez for this special event

Odissi Performance and Lecture with Audience Participation by Mala
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
7-8 PM
Staten Island Children's Museum
Samarpan '11 in NY on June 17, 11
Sculpture Comes Alive at FIGMENT NYC
on June 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM
Om Namo on March 24th


Raga Basant by Mala on April 6th
celebrating spring 2011 at Queensboro Community College
do come ........
Jayadeva Parichaya
For 15 Fridays starting on January 14, 2011 from 7-8 PM travel to Jayadeva's Odisha of 11 AD and experience a traditional and classical dance form - Odissi - that is preserved today in its full glory and timeless beauty.

No prior experience is needed and dancers and poets of all genre are encouraged to attend.

Please see the flier for full details.
Love - Mala
"Mangala: The Arts of India"
 Sunday December 5, 2010 3pm to 5pm
The Jeanne Rimsky Theater
Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Entry fee: $10 per person - Children under 12 are free
For more information, call YICG at 516-739-1575 or email yicgroup@aol.com Website: www.yicg.com
This program is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts
Saraswati at Diwali Celebration on November 9, 2010
Mala will present a Padmashri Guru Mayadhar Raut classic - "Manikya Veena .....".
You are invited .....

Gurutattva on 9/19/10

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