A wonderful performance of Indian dances and music were presented at the Soorya Festival in Charlotte on Sunday, May 12, 2013. A mix of kathak and Bharatnatyam dances were presented along with Manipuri drummers, percussionists, and a vocalist presented some of the cultural diversity and performing arts of India. The show was conceived and directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy and features over 20 professional performers.
The show was a fundraiser for UISAC (The Universal Institute for Successful Aging of Carolinas). It is an organization that is committed to helping all individuals move successfully through varying stages of life. Certain life changes such as rehabilitation due to medical and social trauma, marriage, divorce, moving to a new community/country, becoming a teen, menopause and aging create stressors in one's life. UISAC recognizes this and is committed to easing the transitions from child to senior (all Ages) by providing the necessary learning, resources and skills to our members that allow them to be productive as an individual, family member and member of the local community. UISAC programs are open to all regardless of country of birth; however, they do provide special focus on Refugees/immigrants/minorities (RIM) communities. Classes and events are designed to help with acclimation to living in the United States without losing the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the native countries the members come from. Most programs are free or require only a very small fee The Institute is located at the Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave, Room 208, Charlotte, NC 28205. For more details visit www.UISAC.org
Photos courtesy of Simplx Designs. View more photos of the fest at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashmori