Holi Card Making Workshop & Dance Concert

SAT, APR 6, 2024
2:00 PM

Holi Card Making Workshop at 12:30 PM: $5 General Admission/ $4 Members
Dance Concert at 2PM: $15 General Admission / $10 Members, Seniors, & Students w/ID 

फ्लशिंग टाउन हॉल में होली मनाएं ! 

Save the date for Flushing Town Hall's annual Holi Dance Concert, a celebration of Spring and new beginnings, curated by artistic director Abha Roy. More details to be announced in the coming weeks! 

Celebrate spring and new beginnings with Flushing Town Hall's annual Holi Dance Concert curated by artistic director Abha Roy. Holi highlights the message of good over evil, and the end of conflicts. With lively colors and movements, the Srijan Dance Company and ADDA will introduce you to folk and classical dances from India’s diverse states. Accompaniment and musical improvisation by Naren Budhakar, master of tabla and vocal artist, and Abhik Mukherjee, Indian classical sitar artist. Queens Curry Kitchen will be selling their delicious Indian food and snacks. 

Card Making Workshop Description: 

Participants will create a mixed media Holi card by printing with carved wood block designs from India on colorful cardstock.  Traditionally, people "paint" each other with powdered pigment.  In that spirit, participants will create vibrant cards with pop-up Holi messages.  

About the Artists

Abha Roy, the artistic director of Srijan Dance Center and Flushing Town Hall's annual Diwali Festival. A master of Kathak dance, she studied under the guidance of late great Guru Kundan Lal Gangani and attained professional precision under the training of late Pt. Durgalal when she completed her specialization in Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. She represented the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and has taught and performed in South America, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. She has also performed throughout Europe and venues such as Lincoln Center, Banff Art Center, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Museum, NYC Cultural Festival, and many more. 

Naren Budhakar is a versatile tabla player who has accompanied prominent vocal, instrumental and dance maestros. He has also contributed his tabla to varied music genres including pop, rock, Irish Celtic and jazz.  He has played at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Metropolitan museum, Getty Museum, Indian Ambassador's residence, the U.S. Open tennis stadium and also abroad including France, Czech Republic and Scandinavia.  He was featured as the guest artist on a percussion C.D. with conga maestro Paoli Mejias which was nominated for the Latin Grammy awards.  Naren is a disciple of Ustad Shabbir Nisar with whom he continues to study.  He has also been studying singing North Indian classical music with Aditya Khandwe, a leading young maestro from Mumbai, India. 

Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian classical sitar artist known for his passion, charisma, and spontaneity as a performer and improviser. He received his musical training from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves the disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. Abhik began his sitar training at the age of six in Kolkata, India under the guidance of his father. His first performance was at the age of nine at the Governor’s House in Kolkata.  Abhik has performed and given workshops in India, the United States, Singapore, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Suriname, Colombia, Cuba, and Argentina.  He has performed as a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic and shared the stage with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Abhik has directed music for independent documentaries and composed and performed music for Hollywood films. Abhik is a founding member of Brooklyn Raga Massive, a popular artist collective in NYC. 

Nupur Arora, owner of Queens Curry Kitchen. Fashion designer-turned chef, Nupur started Queens Curry Kitchen as a way to explore her creative endeavors with food and a diverse palette. What started as a hobby soon became hugely popular amongst Indian students of a prestigious New York university who loved her home-style food that reminded them of food made by their moms. Today Chef Arora is the author of a book, “The Vegan Indian Home,” with many others in the works, but continues to share her flavors with her food through catering and events, and weekly meal delivery service, all from her Queens Curry Kitchen. 

ADDA, Anup Das Dance Academy was founded in 2020 by the late Guru Anup K. Das. ADDA promotes and preserves South Asian music, arts and dance. It also aims to promote and teach South Asian languages, literature, and culture among the younger generation of South Asians living in the U.S. 

This program is generously supported in part by a grant from the Guru Krupa Foundation. 

LOCATION:  Flushing Town Hall Theater



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