SPICMACAY - ASU

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SPICMACAY - ASU Chapter is a non-profit, voluntary, and participatory student movement dedicated to educating the youth and the community about India’s rich and classical cultural heritage. The movement appeals to the youthful energy and enthusiasm of students, recognizing the value of the formative years in school and college. We are part of Arizona State University's SORC.



Fall 2017

Two ambitious projects were undertaken this semester. In September, we in association with Indian Students Association organized a one of its own kind event with Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya and Pt Tarun Bhattacharya. The event had a solo Santoor performance, a solo Odissi performance and what followed is an excellent conjunction of both these worlds and both of them, with the support of Shri Prafulla Athlaye, created magic right in front of us.



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After the wonderful reception of the aforementioned event, we went on to hold another mellifluous Hindustani classical event, with the legendary singer Pt. Arun Dravid senior most disciple of Pta.Kishori Amonkar. He presented the traditional Jaipur-Atauli gharana's music to our audience and helped us transcend to different dimensions.


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Spring 2017 
This has been a great semester for SPICMACAY ASU in general.  In a first of its kind,we hosted two all ASU student Indian classical events. The reception for these events has been greatly positive. 

We started the semester with the two hour dance event title Natya Utsav on Feb 25 2017.
 
Four phenomenally talented dancers, who are also ASU students, have mesmerized the audience.  Brief description of the performers are given below.

1.)Kum. Nitya Gollapudi, is awell known Kuchipudi artist.She has been trained under Padmashri. Dr. Sobha Naidu for many years. She graduated from ASU with a masters in Electrical Engineering and is now with Intel.

2.) Kum Sai Pratyusha Gutti is an established Bharatanatyam Dancer. She is one of the prime disciples under the tutelage of Sri. V.S.Ramamoorthy and Smt Manjula Ramaswamy for more than 14 years.  She has given more than 700 performances in and around India. She is pursuing a master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

3.) Niveditha Muthukrishnan is a Graduate biomedical student at ASU. She is a multi-faceted personality who  is a trained classical dancer (Disciple of Smt.Srividya Murali) and vocalist (Smt. Nalini Ramprasad). She has been learning for more than 12 years. She also pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from SASTRA University under the tutelage of the legendary Bharatanatyam Dancer Padma Bhushan Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam for 3 years.

4.) Kum Shivangi Mittal is a trained Kathak Dancer, disciple of Late Dr. Pramila Pandey. She learnt Kathak for 8 years and given numerous performances at district level.  She graduated from ASU with a masters in Electrical Engineering and is now with Synopsis.

The snapshots of this event can be found at this link


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With the positive creative momentum provided by this event, we went onto to hold one more beautiful Indian classical dance event on May 7th 2017.  
This event was extremely special as both the performer's parents were in the auditorium to offer their blessings. Aptly so, this event is called Natya Anjali. The snapshots of this beautiful event captured by Shri. Aditya Siddhanthi can be found here and here.
This was a two hour dance event, with equal time for both the artists Kum. Nitya (Kuchipudi) and Kum. Sharvanthi ( Bharatnatyam) respectively. 
A number of faculty,parents, students graced this event. 



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Fall 2016
We are extremely excited to bring two phenomenal carnatic instrumental concerts in Fall 2016.



The first event we organize shall be by  Sri Vidwan J.A.Jayanth and Party. 

 



Event Details:- 
  
DateOct 30th, 2016 (Sunday)
Time4:00 PM 
VenuePIMA Hall, Memorial Union, ASU



We next proudly present  two of the most seasoned and well sought after Violin and Viola masters in a carnatic VIOLIN and a VIOLA DUET 
                                                                                               


      Sri Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy                   Sri Vidwan V.V.S.Murari 





DateNov 13th, 2016 (Sunday)
Time4:00 PM 
VenuePIMA Hall, Memorial Union, ASU






Spring 2016
                                                 
Composer's Day
      


In association with Fine Arts Association of Arizona-  a great community event organized in ASU where in a lot of local talent ranging from ages 5-65 showcased their musical skills for two days straight on February 20th and 21st . 

Grand Carnatic instrumental Concert


In association with Fine Arts Association of Arizona we organized a great carnatic instrumental concert with phenomenal violinist Smt:-Lalgudi Vijaylakshmi and highly sought after accompanists    on April 29th 2016.   A highly accclaimed and mellifluous concert




                                                                       ViolinLalgudi Vijaylakshmi       Kanjira:- K.V.GopalaKrishnnan    Mridangam- Patri Sathish Kumar        

Event Details:-

DateApril 29th, 2016 (Friday)
Time6:15 PM
VenueLSA 191, ASU


    Carnatic Vocal Concert- Pattabhirama Pandit & Party 

In association with Fine Arts Association of Arizona we organized a highly acclaimed carnatic vocal concert with one of the best troops of the present who is who of Carnatic Music.  This concert has garnered very good positive reviews from every one present. 



     Vocal-           Sri    Vidwan Pattabhiram Pandit
     Violin-          Sri . Vidwan  V.V.S. Murari
     Mridangam- Sri. Vidwan Trivandrum balaji
     Ghatam      - Sri  Vidwan Chandrasekhara Sharma

    Event details:-
    
DateMay 15th, 2016 (Sunday)
Time2:00 PM 
VenuePIMA Hall, Memorial Union, ASU





Fall 2015 Concert




 If you are interested in sponsoring a concert or a part of a concert, please email spicmacay.asu AT gmail.com. We will be glad to host it in the following season. 

We welcome students at ASU to be a part of SPICMACAY - ASU Chapter. You can join us by attending one of our meetings. For more information about the meeting, send an email to spicmacay.asu AT gmail.com