Project Rishikesh is a collaboration of science and arts.
Optometrist and Ophthalmologists from Mumbai come together to provide their services towards the residents of Ashram at Rishikesh, India in an ongoing community outreach.
Tandavam Events is supporting the eye camp for this year eye at Rishikesh for senior citizens. This is a joint venture by Lotus College of Optomtery and NGO Health First. This will be the second eye camp they will be doing after a phenomenal success with their earlier one. This will not just be a preventive effort but to perform cataract/IOL surgeries on the senior citizens at the Swami Sukhadevanand Charitable Hospital so they can see better. The gift of vision, so to speak.
Dr. Prema Chande is a dear childhood friend and runs the Lotus College of Optometry in Mumbai for the past 20 years. She has spearheaded plenty such efforts within the larger community and is a well known Optometrist in India.
The Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital is located within the Ashram and the eye camp will be conducted on location. ” These camps include everything from surgical eye camps (in which hundreds of patients receive free cataract operations with the latest phaco technique and modern lenses) …”
Mrs. Shanthi Ashok of Nrityanjali and Mrs. Akila Subrahmanyam of Salangai Arts are well established, strong Bharatnatyam teachers in Nothern VA. They have both agreed to be a part of this fundraiser and we are grateful for the support. They will be showcasing their best dances with their best dancers and we are excited to be able to bring that to you.
We also have a guest performance by Sophia Salingaros , a young and accomplished dancer from San Antonio, TX. Sophia studied Bharatanatyam with Guru Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu from the age of nine. Since her debut recital – ‘Arangetram’ – in 2010, she has given numerous solo performances in the US and abroad. She is an ICCR Empaneled Artist, a 2013 Young Arts Finalist, and a 2017-2018 IndianRaga Fellow. In 2018, she was invited by the UAE Prime Minister to perform at the World Government Summit in Dubai for Indian Prime Minister Modi. Sophia also studies intensively with Kalaimamani Rama Vaidyanathan in Delhi, and performed in her 2018 and 2019 US and India tours of ‘Vivartana’. Also a pre-professional ballet dancer, Sophia studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow for six weeks under full scholarship in 2015. She recently graduated from Columbia University with a degree in chemistry, and passionately continues her pursuit of dance.
Tandavam aspires to bring quality dances to an audience that want to enjoy the art for what it syumbolizes and we are proud to be making a small, yet significant impact in the year we have started.
When: Saturday December 07th 2019
What Time: 2.00 PM through 5.00 PM
Where: Michael J Lunsford Middle School , Chantilly, VA 20152
Tickets: $15 Adults $12 Student (with ID)
Tickets for the program can be bought either by calling the number on the flyer or emailing tandavam.eventsATgmail.com or by paying through Paypal.me/tandavam (and writing your name in the memo).
Tandavam assures you that we will START and END on time. You can take that promise to the bank!