This multidisciplinary project consists a series of performances and workshops by Dr. Amie Maciszewski and her co-performers showcasing the music and dance of the Indian subcontinent, as well as educational outreach through workshops. A hallmark of Amie’s work style is the combination of her high-quality artistic product with education and outreach.
As part of the South Asian Music for the World series, we are proud to present the following events throughout 2018:
- Three intimate and interactive performances featuring Dr. Amie Maciszewski and world-class guest artists.
- Community and educational outreach programs including opportunities to learn traditional music from the Indian subcontinent.
- A three-day workshop entitled “Sangeet as Yoga,” in which Amie and Sanchita Bhattacharya lead participants in the exploration of the traditional performing arts of India.
Along with these programs, we are currently conducting music lessons with a group of Bhutanese refugee students in Dallas. This group will give perform at an event at Southern Methodist University (SMU) arranged by SMU and the International Rescue Committee/Dallas in late July. They also recently performed at the Holistic Festival, Plano Event Center.
We are excited to present the following world-renowned artists during the “South Asian Music for the World” series. Join us as these musical exponents share their craft with Dallas.
Maihar Melodies (March 16)
Maihar Melodies, the concert launching Sangeet Millennium’s 2018 series “South Asian Music for the World,” will showcase performances of North Indian instrumental music featuring virtuoso sarode performer and composer from Kolkata, India, Pandit Ranajit Sen Gupta, and Sangeet Millennium founder-director, sitarist Dr. Amie Maciszewski, expertly accompanied on tabla by Houston-based Pandit Shantilal Shah.
Songs of Benares (July 13)
Songs of Benares, the second event of Sangeet Millennium’s 2018 series “South Asian Music for the World,” is a tribute concert in remembrance of Hindustani vocal diva Vidushi Girija Devi (1929-2017) featuring two of her longtime disciples, vocalist Rupan Sarkar-Samanta (from Dehradun, India) and sitarist Amie Maciszewski, accompanied by Uddalak Samanta on tabla and Amit Kelkar on harmonium. The artists will perform select items from the Benares style repertoire, which they learned from Girija Devi.
Moving Towards Light (September)
In September, the third presentation of South Asian Music for the World will feature a joint performance from Austin Dance India and Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, along with acclaimed Tabla artist, Pandit Shantilal Shah. Together, these groups will will showcase their joint multidisciplinary, multimedia fusion performance piece “Moving Towards Light.”
Sangeet as Yoga
The final program of South Asian Music for the World will be a collaboration between Amie and Anuradha Naimpally exploring the connection between Yoga, Bharat Nathyam dance, and Hindustani music.
Check back soon for date and venue information!