Ashrutam - the Unheard Voice by Surabhi Bharadwaj
A fiscally sponsored project of Dancers' Group
Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice is an Indian classical dance production, choreographed and directed by Surabhi Bharadwaj, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. The 90-minute performance recognizes and honors the Devadasis, a matriarchal community of Indian women who not only cultivated Performing Arts through the generations but were also progressive beyond their times, defying societal stereotypes several centuries ago.
Through a combination of dance and storytelling, Surabhi with her ensemble of accomplished artists will share an interpretation of the Devadasis’ voice, a historical narrative of their transition from prosperity to destitution, and most importantly recognize their contributions and honor them for handing us this beautiful art form. With its soulful music, innovative design, and exquisite choreography, Ashrutam will take the audience on a journey to ancient India, to an era where music and dance was the way of life.
I would be so grateful if you would consider donating to support my team and me in this endeavor. Proceeds will go toward covering production costs, including studio and theater rental, artist and technician fees, set and lighting design, and more. Any amount helps, but if you donate $200 or more, 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!
Also we have received funding from the prestigious Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Cash Grant award.