Jiva Performing Arts

New Directions in Indian Classical Dance and Music

Jiva Performing Arts

New Directions in Indian Classical Dance and Music

Jiva Performing Arts

New Directions in Indian Classical Dance and Music

Jiva Performing Arts

New Directions in Indian Classical Dance and Music

Jiva Performing Arts

New Directions in Indian Classical Dance and Music

“The choreography was an impressive blending of the strength inherent in the technical aspects of the form and the exuberant emotions that exist in the stories being told…Her [Sonali Skandan] charisma on stage permeated every piece and drew the eyes of the audience as she shifted her gaze in conjunction with the movement.”
– Annie Woller www.eyeondance.org

About Jiva

Jiva was formed in 2007 in New York City by dancer Sonali Skandan and musician Bala Skandan. Jiva’s mission is to develop and present new voices in the classical arts of India and increase appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts for all communities.

EDUCATION

Jiva offers ongoing classes in Indian dance and music for adults and children – specifically Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Violin and Mridangam – in the New York City area. Jiva also organizes performances, master workshops, summer camps and lecture demonstrations by visiting and local artists throughout the year. For more information, viist our education page.

About Jiva

Jiva was formed in 2007 in New York City. Through innovative performances, classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and a strong arts-in-education base, we strive to encourage the growth of the classical arts of India in the US.

Jiva’s mission is to develop and present new voices in the classical arts of India and increase appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts for all communities.

EDUCATION

Jiva offers ongoing classes in Indian dance and music for adults and children – specifically Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Violin and Mridangam – in the New York City area. Jiva also organizes performances, master workshops, summer camps and lecture demonstrations by visiting and local artists throughout the year. For more information, viist our education page.

JIVA DANCE COMPANY

Jiva Dance is a critically acclaimed dance company based in NYC. Jiva Dance is under the artistic direction of Sonali Skandan and sees the importance of preserving and promoting the traditional arts, while developing new and universal narratives that reach us all. Jiva Dance holds the belief that tradition is a continuum of evolution and hopes to invigorate classical works with a freshness and unique voice.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Akshara Music

Jiva was formed in 2007 in New York City. Through innovative performances, classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and a strong arts-in-education base, we strive to encourage the growth of the classical arts of India in the US.

Jiva creates engaging and rich performances, which employ modern media such as film, photography and spoken word, as well as collaborating with world music and dance genres, thereby increasing the appreciation and accessibility of these timeless arts.