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October 2019

A Celebration of Gandhi’s Truths : Chicago City’s Arts After Dark Parade

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
State Street moving South from Lake to Van Buren Chicago, IL 60626 United States

October 19, 2019 State Street Lake to Van Buren Kalapriya’s float will feature Gandhi. Kalapriya Dance Academy and Chicago’s School Children from Rogers Park, Hyde Park & Bronzeville will dance to songs he made popular.

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From Darkness to Light: The birth of India, Anthropocene, and A Celebration of Diwali

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$10

The Birth of India: A dance drama in five partsPerformed by The Kalapriya Dance Academy, composed and choregraphed by Ms. Priya Venkataraman April 19, 2019 marked the centennial of the worst day in Indian history but also the day that Indians of all religions and ethnicities and geographic regions united in their decision to free themselves from being ruled by an alien power. This event crystallized India’s Freedom movement and Gandhi as its natural leader at the young age of…

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November 2019

I Sing for Change

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10

Kalapriya’s collaborating artist, Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan, will be working with The Chicago Children’s Choir, Carnatic vocalists Ms. Roopa Mahadevan and Shiv Subramaniam, and other accompanists to convey Gandhi’s spirituality at various stages of his life, through music. This 85-minute program will feature songs about resisting injustice, the importance of community and compassion, and ultimately demonstrate Gandhi's continued relevance today.

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