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ICMDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the task of promoting Indian Classical Music & Dance in the triangle area. ICMDS has been hosting various music & dance concerts since 1987. During these years, many eminent artists have presented a variety of rich Indian music & dances to the triangle arts lovers.

WHAT IS ICMDS?

The Indian Classical Music and Dance Society strives to arrange an impressive lineup of programs that meets the expectations of enthusiasts of the Indian Classical arts in the Triangle area. None of this is possible without your continued support. Please support ICMDS and the efforts of the board by simply becoming a member. Your support is essential and vital to program planning and to inviting premier artists to our community. Please enroll as a member today!!.

"NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE"
"CLASSICAL SONGS OF LOVE & LONGING"

by the Nrityagram Odissi Dance Ensemble, India

ICMDS Collaborates on this program with DUKE PERFORMANCES On: Jan 22nd at 8:00pm
in REYNOLDS INDUSTRIES THEATER, Durham, NC



Tickets:- Single: $42 / $36
FREE: To ICMDS Members

"RUDRAKSHYA"
An Inspiring Spiritual Journey
Through the Immortal Classical Dance
by "Guru Bichitrananda Swain"
performing the Ancient Wonderful Odissi Dance

ICMDS Collaborates on this program with Odishi Society of America South East Chapter (OSA-SE) On: Sunday, Aug 3rd at 3:00 pm
in Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC

"DURGA"
a fantastic Classical Dance Ballet by
"Hema Malini and Group of 25 Classical Dancers"
that has Enthralled Millions of Dance Lovers

ICMDS Collaborates this program with Zagmag Entertainment On: Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"TRADITION in TRANSITION"
An Evening of Indian Classical Parampara by:
"Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty & Ms. Kaushiki Chakraborty"
Father-Daughter Live in Concert

ICMDS Co-sponsors this program with HSNC On: Saturday, June 7th at 6:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"MANGAL DHWANI - A Rare Evening of Classical Ragas" by:
"Padmabhushan Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra - Live in Concert"

ICMDS Co-sponsors this program with HSNC On: Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

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Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and Child Prodigee: Kaushiki Chakraborty



Vidushi Kaushik Chakraborty, one of the best female singers in India today

ICMDS Presents Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty and Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty

Performance of AJOY Chakrabarty (in Raag Pahadi):

Performance of the Kaushiki Chakraborty: Raaga Bageshree on Maa Saraswathi Devi


"Gondwana Dawn" From the swirling mists at the dawn of the Ancient Eastern hymns of the Veda, and the Ancient spirituality of Africa, the Cradle of Humankind. A unique concert of Indo African musicians on: Sat., Sept 21st in Green Hope High School School, Cary, NC

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC

"AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - rising sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Page Auditorium, Duke University

Performance of the Master of "Sarod"

"One of the 20th Century's Greatest Masters of the Sarod "AMJAD ALI KHAN" performs with his sons - Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Duke University

"PADMA VIBHUSHAN, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY" - The Legend of "Kathak" Dynasty! Brings his Utterly Charming Presence on Thu., Oct 4th '12 @ 8 pm in Reynolds Theater, Duke

Kathak Performance of Padmavibhushan BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

in Carnegie Hall

Kalaa Ratna, Natyaacharya Sri Pasumarthi Venkateswara Sarma as "Mahishasura"

ICMDS & Duke present: Anoushka Shankar & the Traveller Ensemble-'Flamenco Journey'-04/14/12

ENSEMBLE: Anoushka Shankar - Sitar ; Sandra Carrasco - Vocals ; Sanjeev Shankar - Shehnai ; Pirashanna Thevarajah - Mridangam, ghatam, kanjira n moorsing ; Melon Jimenez - Flamenco guitar ; Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Cajon n Spanish percussion.

ICMDS & Duke Perf. proudly present: Ustad Zakir Hussian & Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia- on 09/30/11

Membership Fees for Categories Effective from January 01, 2013

  • Patron Family Members - $250 per family
    (Patron family membership includes the benefits of extended family membership, and in addition, premium seating, and honorable mention in brochures)
  • Extended Family membership - $180 per family
    (This allows free membership for the family as well as visiting parents etc)
  • Full-Society Family Members - $150 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Sr. Family Members - $100 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Patron Individual Members - $125 per person
    (Patron ind. members get premium seats, and honorable mention in our brochures)
  • Individual Members - $75 per person
    (Non Senior Citizens)
  • Student / Sr. Citizen - $50 per person
    (Students have to be Full-time Students, Sr. Citizen (65 and up)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SPRING 2015

Date/Time: Thu., Jan 22nd @8:00 pm
Event: NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE
Venue: REYNOLDS INDUSTRIES THEATER, Durham, NC
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SPRING 2014

Date/Time: Sat., Mar 8th @1:00 pm
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Thu., Mar 27th 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "Masters of Percussion" "A classical Tabla player of the highest order, Ustad Zakir Hussain performs with The Masters of Percussion"
Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., Apr 25th @7:00 pm
Event: "A Rare Evening Classical Ragas" by:"Padmabhushan Pandits: Rajan & Sajan Mishra - Live in Concert""
Venue: HSNC Cultural Hall (Hindu Bhavan), Morrisville, NC
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SPRING 2013

Date/Time: Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - Sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan
Venue: Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Mar 30th @10:00 am
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 6th @5:00 pm
Event: "S A N K A R A" - A Jugalbandhi of Carnatic & Hindustani Rhythmical Instrumental Music
Venue: Rosenau Auditorium in UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 27th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music with Uday Bhawalkar famous Dhrupadiya artist from Pune
Venue: Green Hope High School, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., May 31st @7:00 pm
Event: Kathak Lecture Demo by: Guru Maneesha Sathe, one of the Kathak exponents
Venue: NaachMasaala, Morrisville, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Jun 8th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Pleasant Ragas by Pandit Tejendra Majumdar
Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Sun., Jun 23rd @ 6:00 pm
Event: "Hindustani Music Lecture Demo by: Guru Smt. Dr. Monica Shah, Director of Aradhana Sangeet Academy"
Venue: NaachMasaala Studio, Morrisville, NC
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NRITYAGRAM
OSISSI DANCE ENSEMBLE

"In addition to impressive technical expertise, [the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble] performed with a burnished grace, a selfless concentration, and a depth that reflected their intensive training in dance, music, literature, language, and philosophy."

- The New York Times

"The flow and precision of their movement makes you think of water, of unravelling silk."

- The Guardian

Surupa Sen (choreographer/dancer) and Bijayini Satpathy (dancer), the magnificent duo from South India's Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, perform a special program of solos and duets inspired by the epic Indian poem the Gita Govinda at Duke Performances. This dance performance - accompanied by a musical ensemble featuring voice, harmonium, mardala, violin, and bansuri - recounts the love between the immortal Krishna and the human Radha described in the 12th-century ballad.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, based in an intentional community near Bangalore, is regarded as India's foremost dance company, and the leading exemplar of the classical dance form Odissi. Calling their New York debut "one of the most luminous dance events of the year," the New York Times marveled as the company "performed with a burnished grace, a selfless concentration, and a depth that reflected their intensive training." Although dedicated to an ancient practice, Nrityagram is also committed to carrying Indian dance into the twenty-first century by making new choreography and collaborating with contemporary Indian musicians.

More Info/website: http://www.nrityagram.org/index.htm