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October 2019

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

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kalapriya’s collaborating artist Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan has scripted a narrative to convey, through the music of the Chicago Children’s Choir,  Gandhi’s spirituality at various stages of his life. The program will describe how Gandhi's character drove key events in the history of the nonviolent freedom movement. Josephine Lee and her team have set songs about the importance of resisting injustice with community and compassion through the context of the freedom and civil rights movements from India, South Africa, and America.…

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December 2019

Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

Please remember us this Giving Tuesday and donate to our organization. We depend on your help for future work..

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January 2020

Academy classes start January 11th, 2020

January 11 @ 10:00 am - January 12 @ 12:00 pm

visit Adult Classes or Children's Classes for details

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Character is Leadership: Remembering the principled life of character of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John J, Pershing School for the Humanities, 3200 S. Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
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Character is Leadership produced by John J. Pershing School for the Humanities in collaboration with Kalapriya Foundation Center for Indian Performing Arts and Chicago Children's Choir Remembering the principled life of character of Mahatma Gandhi (Oct 2,1869 - January 30, 1948)and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

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