Sachal Vasandani 
Suketu Mehta
Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jahveri
Preeti Vasudevan



Sanyu & Sudhir Desai's home in Union Square.
Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jhaveri  
Join us at Sanyu & Sudhir's beautiful Manhattan loft for an evening of dance from the classical temples of South India to the contemporary expressions of Urban America. Preeti and her collaborators will share their artistic journey from classical to contemporary Indian dance-theater. Enjoy an evening of creative conversations with the artists, serendipitous cocktails & scrumptious supperalong with that tax-deduction at the special IAAC November Soiree.
Limited reservations for this exclusive soiree. Maximum 30 people.
RSVP's to must be accompanied by payment: $250 per person ($225 tax-deductible) Members $225 ($200 tax-deductible).
Please write a cheque to 
Indo-American Arts Council,
517 E 87th Street, Suite 1B,
New York, NY 10128.
pay via Paypal. (using any credit card),
(your contribution includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, featured guest, dinner, tax deduction).
Your host's address will be emailed to you with an acknowledgement of your reservation.
Preeti Vasudevan
Preeti VasudevanAward-winning Indian choreographer and artistic ambassador, Preeti Vasudevan bridges cultures, continents and centuries as easily as other dancers might execute a plie. Preeti is a leading exponent of classical Indian dance-theater Bharatanatyam creating new provocative contemporary works from the tradition. Original works performed by her New York City-based dance troupe, Thresh, have earned international acclaim for their fresh juxtaposition of traditional dance forms from her native India with modern theories of movement and expression.

She was delegate to the first American Dance Festival in India (90) and was awarded a one-year cultural scholarship for cultural studies in Japan (94). In 2003 she was selected as one of the emerging choreographers by the Joyce Foundation, NY and invited to the International Choreographer's Residency, American Dance Festival (ADF); Summer faculty at the International Theater program at Butler University, IN; faculty at the 2004 American Dance Festival; first Indian choreographer commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to create Drumming a Dream; Advance theater program with director Anne Bogart and the SITI company (NY). As a classical soloist, Ms. Vasudevan has been the recipient of prestigious awards for her outstanding contribution in the classical arts of India and in her contemporary works, was awared Best Choreography for The Absent Lover at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2009, New Delhi India.

Preeti's ground-breaking educational website, Dancing for the Gods ( has been developed to help teachers in the US build a cultural bridge through creative Indian dance. Preeti has a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Dance Studies from Laban Centre London specializing in choreography and movement analysis.

The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit .
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