Dixon Place hosts SHAKTI – the female principle of divine energy Shibaranjani

About This Show

Across the globe, crime against women is on the rise, but the awareness of which is very low. In some parts of the world, women are neither sufficiently educated in defending themselves against such atrocities nor do they have opportunities to take up employment to support themselves.

To observe World Human Rights Day, Shibaranjani presents an awareness program – SHAKTI.  The program includes a documentary film about Shibaranjani’s Project SHAKTI, and other social efforts in India, with women who have been victims of sex trafficking, abuse and violence, and how Shibaranjani has been instrumental in developing their talents.

Eminent artists from India and across the USA will perform on the theme.

Featuring – Guru Dipanwita Roy, Aparupa Chatterjee, Irina Akulenko, Mouli Pal, Kaustavi Sarkar, Rachel Barker, and disciples

about Shibaranjani

Shibaranjani is an Indian classical dance organization founded in 1984 by Guru Dipanwita Roy, an eminent Odissi exponent and a disciple of the great Guru Padmavibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra. Based in India & USA, Shibaranjani promotes the diverse cultural heritage of India through various events, including performances, lecture-demonstrations and workshops.  

Under Project SHAKTI, which in Sankrit means “strength,”  Shibaranjani also encourages talented disabled and underprivileged students by supporting their dance education, nutrition, healthcare and general well-being, and providing them prestigious platforms to showcase their talents.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:30pm

General Admission

$25 in advance

$30 at the door

Estimated Runtime
120 minutes

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Guru Dipanwita Roy, Priyadarshini Roy Banerjee, Aparupa Chatterjee, Irina Akulenko, Mouli Pal, Kaustavi Sarkar, Rachel Barker

Photo credits

Dr. P.C. Buxton (for Dipanwita Roy)

Garrett Terry (for Aparupa Chatterjee)

World Dance New York Photography (for Irina Akulenko)

Jeff Cravotta (for Kaustavi Sarkar)