Supporters of Shri (Auspicious Prosperity) for Natya Leela Academy
Dear friends of Natya Leela,
Thank you for your continued support of Natya Leela Academy! All our work to bring Classical South Indian Dance (Bharathanatyam) to Portland, and beyond, through educational workshops, school residencies, and professional performances is only possible because of your contributions and support.
2011 was an active year for Natya Leela.
- Natya Leela Academy premiered "Devoted" in November 2011. This original production explores the nature of devotion and emotional experiences of devotees. An experimentation of the relationship between Bharathanatyam (Natya Leela Troupe), Japanese Dance & Taiko (Michelle Fujii), and Contemporary Dance (Jamuna Dasi), "Devoted" was partially funded by a Regional Arts and Culture Council's Project Grant. Trailer of the performance can be viewed here.
- Natya Leela Academy dance group also was invited to perform at the Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances, Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon Zoo, Portland Taiko sponsored Benefit Concert for Japan, and other community events.
Outreach and Education Highlights:
Artistic Director, Subashini Ganesan was invited to:-
- be a Resident Artist for "Arts For Learning," a Beaverton School District/Young Audiences 5-year project funded by the National Department of Education.
- to teach a Master Class for an undergraduate dance class at Reed College.
- to serve on the 2011 RACC Project Grant Panel and on Young Audience's "Artist Advisory Council."
- Natya Leela Academy's work was featured on "Pulso H," a Univision TV feature (Click here to view).
- Two University of Oregon Documentary/Journalism seniors did their CAPSTONE project on Natya Leela Academy and their documentary, "Call of the Bells," was part of Oregon Public Broadcast's, "Oregon Lens." This annual show highlights outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. The documentary can be viewed here.
- Natya Leela was featured in the Asian Reporter (See article here), the Portland Tribune (See article here) and the Beaverton Valley Times (See article here).
With another original performance to be premiered in September, experimental collaborations with Portland dance choreographers, and an added leadership component in the 2nd year of Beaverton School District's "Arts for Learning" project, 2012 is already proving to be an exciting year for Natya Leela. Your contributions will allow Natya Leela to continue creating, producing and presenting a new original work in September 2012. In addition, it will allow us to bring our performances to more audiences locally and around the country.
Contribution Levels and Benefits:
Thala Circle - $25 - $99
You will be acknowledged online and on all printed materials.
Raga Circle - $100 - $249
You will be acknowledged online & on all printed materials and will receive one complimentary ticket to our September show.
Bhava Circle - $250 - $499
Raga Circle benefits + one complimentary ticket to our September show.
Rasika Circle - $500 - $999
Raga Circle benefits + 2 complimentary tickets to our September show + FREE "Devoted" (2011) performance DVD.
Maargam Circle - $1000 and over
Rasika Circle benefits + 2 complimentary tickets to our September show + Invitation for 2 to an exclusive Studio rehearsal.
Click the "Donate" button to support Natya Leela today!
If you would like to send a check, please mail your donation to "Natya Leela Academy." Mailing address: Subashini Ganesan, Natya Leela Academy, 810 SE Belmont, Studio 6, Portland, OR 97214. Contact me at 503-449-6160 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Your SUPPORT makes it possible for Natya Leela to bring this elaborate and intricate Classical Indian dance form to audiences who otherwise will not experience the richness and contemporary appeal of Bharathanatyam. Thank you for your continued support of artistic excellence.
Warm regards and great gratitude,
Artistic Director, Natya Leela Academy
810 SE Belmont, Studio 6
Portland, OR 97214