Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice is a 90-minute Indian classical dance performance that recognizes and honors the contribution of Devadasis to Indian Performing Arts. Devadasi represents a matriarchal community of women who not only cultivated Performing Arts through the generations but were also progressive women who broke societal stereotypes several centuries ago.
With its soulful music, innovative design, and exquisite choreography, Ashrutam - The Unheard Voice will take the audience on a journey to ancient India, to an era where music and dance was the way of life for the Devadasis. Through a combination of dance and storytelling, Surabhi and her group of accomplished global Performing Artists will share an interpretation of the Devadasis’ response to social allegations, their transition from prosperity to destitution, and most importantly, the performance will honor them for handing us this beautiful art form.
I would be so grateful if you would consider donating to support my team in this endeavor. Any amount helps, but if you donate $200 or more (including your company match), you will also receive two passes to the Donor Appreciation Event on 11/3 which includes a special meet and greet with the cast as well as catered lunch!
Every dollar counts. Here is what your generous support will help us cover:
$10,000 - Event staff and Theatre rental for rehearsals and performances
$7,500 - Travel and accommodations for the artists
$5,000 - Set design and construction
$2,500 - Custom design and tailored costumes for dancers
$1,000 - Lighting design for 90-minute stage performance
$500 - Video recording and photography for one performance
$250 - Studio rental for one day of rehearsals
$100 - Program handouts for one performance
$50 - Refreshments for Artists during rehearsal
ODC Dance Theater
San Francisco, CA 94118
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