JERSEY CITY, NJ.- Jersey City Museum is pleased to host Surati Summer Fest: a traditional Indian dance and music presentation by Surati, a performing arts company based in New Jersey. On Saturday, August 25th at 1pm students, instructors and troupe members will perform classical, folk and contemporary Indian dances and music on stage. A light reception will follow the performance.
Since 2001 Surati has been teaching Indian art and culture to its students through workshops, classes, performances, lectures, and demonstrations. Summer Fest was created in order to provide an opportunity for the talented Surati artists to perform and to generate more awareness for the diverse cultural range of India. It will feature various styles of dance, including classical, semi-classical, folk and contemporary; as well and several different styles of musical performance.
The esteemed performers include gold medalist and respected dancer, teacher and musician Giridhari Nayak (Odissi and Pakhawaj), Swagata Chakraborty (Hindustani and semi-classical vocals), Asha Adiga (Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam), Indrajit Roy Chowdhury (Sitar), Urmi Samadar (Kathak), Rekha Nair (Mohiniattam), Ruee Gawarikar (Kathak and contemporary), Divya Venkateswaran (Carnatic vocals, contemporary), Shruti Malur (Carnatic vocals, contemporary), and Roshni Basu (Hindustani vocals). Rimli Roy, the founder and director of Surati will perform both Odissi and creative classical dance.
Tickets are $18, and $15 for Surati members, Museum members, students and seniors. Discounted rates are available for groups of five or more. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please email Surati at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.792.2650 for reservations.
About the Presenter: Noted dancer and choreographer Rimli Roy began formal lessons in Indian classical dancing at the tender age of four. With an exceptional sense of rhythm and natural grace, she quickly came to master several different genres of Indian dance. By the age of six she was holding performances.
Jersey City Museum’s gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 5pm, Thursday from 11am to 8pm and weekends from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12 and museum members. Admission is free for all on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8pm. Jersey City Museum is located at 350 Montgomery Street at Monmouth in the Historic Downtown District of Jersey City, within walking distance of the Grove Street PATH and Jersey Avenue Light Rail stations. For more information, visit www.jerseycitymuseum.org or call 201-413-0303.