Cross-Cultural Arts Festival: South Asia

Indian Classical Dance

An Evening of Indian Classical Dance

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $15 • Students $12


From across India, the various forms of classical dance reflect religious, ethnic and cultural traditions. This spectacular performance, curated and produced by Sridir Shanmugam, who worked with the legendary dancer Chandralekha, brings the color, beauty and complexity of India to the Shea Center.

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Ramya Ramnarayan

Midday Artist Series presents

Music and Dance Traditions of India
featuring Ramya Ramnarayan

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:30 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Admission: FREE and open to the public


Originating in Hindu temples more than 2,000 years ago, Indian dance combines movement, mime, and music. With driving rhythms, hypnotic live music, and dancers in gorgeous costumes, renowned performer Ramya Ramnarayan brings this mystic view of the universe to life.

Ramya Ramnarayan


Rudresh Mahanthappa

Jazz Room Series presents

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts

This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance. Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format

ADVANCE SALES Admission: Public $15 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $12 • Non-William Paterson students $8 • William Paterson students free with ID

DAY OF EVENT SALES Admission: Public $18 • William Paterson Community and Seniors $15 • Non-William Paterson students $11 • William Paterson students free with ID


Mahanthappa brings an exciting, high-energy combination of Indian Carnatic Music and post-Coltrane jazz in a concert that celebrates his cross-cultural South Asian and American influences. His first Jazz Room appearance will bring a vivid image of post-modern Indian music and improvisation.

Rudresh Mahanthappa


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