Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
As part of their Kanbar Kids Performing Arts and Culture for the Young Program, The Osher Marin JCC presents Dholrythms Dance Company's performace of Colors of India: Bhangra Dance. Dholrythms Dance Company explores in a colorful, interactive performance, the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the storytelling and the beauty of Bhangra folk dances.
About Dholrythms Dance Company
Dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India, co-founders Vicki Virk and Suman Raj envisioned Dholrhythms as a way to share their love of community, culture, and dance while inviting diversity and unity. Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi dance form while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting dance full of joy, energy, and passion.
Since its inception in 2003, Dholrhythms has grown into a boundless and unique platform for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, express themselves, and dance in a non-competitive and positive environment. Dholrhythms Dance Company has been featured on exceptional stages and platforms such as TEDxSF, Stern Grove Festival, Michael Franti’s Power to the Peaceful Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Oakland Museum of California, The Fillmore and much more! Dholrhythms also co-founded, hosts, and headlines the legendary monthly event, Non Stop Bhangra, voted as the one of “Best Dance Parties” in San Francisco.
What is Bhangra?
Bhangra is a beautiful form of expression, a celebration of life, perfored with overwhelming and infections energy. The basic movements of Bhangra relate to farming activities liks ploughing, sowing, and harvesting. Traditionally performed to celebrate the harves, Bhangra reflected the enthusiasm and appreciation shared among rural folk as they witnessed their hard labor bear fruit. The main instrument played during Bhangra is a barrel size drum called the dhol accompanied with a single string instrument called the tumbi. Bhangra is truly one of the most joyous and celebratory forms of dancing, typically performed at festive occasions and celebrations by all generations alike.
About Kanbar Kids Performing Arts & Culture for the Young
As part of the Kanbar Center for Performing Arts’ 25th anniversary season, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new series geared towards our younger audience members. Mission: To present extraordinary performing arts and culture experiences that enrich, entertain, educate and inspire young people and their families.
Kids 17 and Under: (includes free admission for two adults)
- Advance: $12 (member), $15 (public)
- Day Of: $18
Extra Adult Tickets Available: (same price members and public)
- Advance Purchase: $15
- Day Of: $18
Enjoy complimentary Peet's coffee and hot chocolate.
Kanbar Center for Performing Arts is locate at The Osher Marin JCC at 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, 94903.