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Anupama Srivastava
and the InSyncKathak



(2024 World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Sunday May 12, 2:00 PM
Duration: 40 mins w/out intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Shared Bill with Sarada Kala Nilayam

Co-Presenter: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Funding Credits: These performances were funded in part by generous individual donors.

Artist Information

Founder & Artistic Director: Anupama Srivastava
Choreographer & Dancer: Reva Srivastava

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Anupama Srivastava

Production Details

Pravaasi translates to: a migrant living away from home. The saga of a typical immigrant experience in search of a “home-away-from-home”, is through phases of wanderlust, separation-anxiety, identity-crisis, nostalgia and assimilation. These phases are non-linear and unpredictable. The struggles in navigating them are real, but so are the tenacity and courage that a “pravaasi" shows in finding acceptance, a new identity, a safe haven where they can thrive. Drawing parallels to universal emotions of anyone who leaves the secure comfort of “home”, whether or not they cross an international border, this relatable journey is presented through Indian Classical Kathak dance.

InSyncKathak Dancers
In the eleven years since its inception, InSyncKathak Dance School under the stewardship of Anupama Srivastava, has critical acclaim, 50+ awards, 150+ students, and 250+ performances to its credit, including the All Indian Dance Festival at Carnegie Hall NY, Drive East Festival NY, New York Kathak Festival, Sacramento Dance Sampler, National YoungArts Week Miami, San Francisco Movement Arts Festival, Oakland Dance Festival, Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, and PUSHFest. Three InSyncKathak students have won recognition through the National YoungArts Foundation: Reva Srivastava (Finalist, 2022 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Vyoma Bhanap (Finalist 2023), and Saanvi Ranadive (Merit 2023).

Artist Biographies

Anupama Srivastava (Founder & Artistic Director)
Anupama Srivastava is a performer, teacher, and choreographer of the North Indian Classical Kathak dance, Founder and Artistic Director of InSyncKathak Dance School, and disciple of Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan. Anupama’s dance is marked by rhythmic virtuosity, graceful movements, exquisite expressions, and nuanced artistry. Her choreographies have won wide acclaim and accolades across the US, Canada and India, including her recent performance at Carnegie Hall, NY. Anupama is a Master Artist and grant-recipient recognized by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Three of her students are National YoungArts Foundation awardees, including Reva Srivastava, 2022 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Reva Srivastava (Choreographer & Dancer)
Reva Srivastava is a brilliant budding Kathak artist and choreographer, a National YoungArts Finalist and 2022 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her dance is marked by sensitive expressions, rhythmic prowess, strong technique, and inherent grace, truly embodying the essence of the Lucknow Gharana style of Kathak. Reva is a sophomore at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in Human Biology.

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