Programs and Tours
Michigan Sahana presents Swaranjali
Swaranjali is a free Indian classical music and dance concert presenting many different styles and types of art forms - including, but not limited to, nine different types of classical East Indian dance and South Asian (Pakistani, Persian, and Indian) vocal and instrumental music. The event showcases an amalgamation of cultural arts and is sure to broaden the global knowledge of the audience. It brings together various communities based solely on each community's passion for the arts - putting aside extraneous barriers. This event will expose audience members to unique forms of art - in fact, more than just being a night of entertainment, the event is an enriching experience. The pieces presented cover a broad range - from the purely classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam from South India and Odissi from North India to the fusion of Persian, Pakistani, Indian, and Western vocal and instrumental musical compositions.
Michigan Sahana seeks to both spread awareness of a unique culture of art styles as well as have a positive impact on the lives of students by broadening their knowledge and perspectives about global culture. Additionally, it has been scientifically researched and proven that music and the arts can enhance and develop brain function - this is known as the Mozart Effect. A night of culturally-influenced classical arts will have a positive effect on many other aspects of students' lives and learning experiences.
This event is cosponsored by UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Council.
Friday, 06 April, 2012
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354