Dances of India is a community outreach initiative of Central Piedmont Community College.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Dances of India was a huge success again this year. Our special thanks to all the sponsors, donors, partners, and attendees who made this 15th anniversary a memorable event! CPCC's Halton Theater buzzed with a sold out crowd who immensely enjoyed the diverse dances and depictions of ancient stories. Throughout the show, the audience actively participated in the performance, laughing as they tried to use their eyes, eyebrows, neck, and head to express different emotions.
Local artist Srilaxmi Gunda displayed the Indian Art painted specifically for this 15th anniversary celebration, connecting the art to Dances of India. During the intermission, guests devoured delicious refreshments by Godavari, Truly South Indian restaurant. After the show, the audience was excited to chat and take pictures with the performers.
Our attendees could not stop talking about their memorable experiences. Here is a sampling of remarks about the show:
• "First time I have experienced the live Indian folk drumming. I could not sit in my seat!"
• "I could not stop crying during the Peacock and Snake dance. What a message and how real the dancers were in their roles!"
• "Unity in Diversity gave me goose bumps and happy tears!! I NEVER thought it was possible to dance 8 international styles to one music."
• "It was such a pleasure to attend Dances of India. It was my first time attending and I was absolutely mind-blown."
• "There were so many moments throughout the show in which I thought to myself,'I can't imagine anything topping this.'"
• "This is an Indian Broadway show for sure! How lucky we are in Charlotte."
Special Thanks to our 2017 Dances of India Event Sponsors & Partners
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
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Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Nimish Bhatt
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Godavari - Truly South Indian (WT Harris) - Raja Sekhar Munaga
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte - Rocio Gonzalez
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