Sep 02 - 03 2016
Dance Conversations: Dancing Communities, Dancing ...

Dance Conversations: Dancing Communities, Dancing ...

Presented by Ektaa Center and Arpana Dance Company at TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Irvine Civic Center

Dance Conversations 2016 - Dancing Communities, Dancing Cities, a festival of Dance and Music from India, is slated for Friday/Saturday, Sept 2/3 2016 at the Irvine City Hall.

Presented by the Ektaa Center, and the Arpana Dance Company, this unique event promises to be an intellectual and artistic treat for anyone interested in World Cultures and Dance.

Friday, September 2 - Panel on 'Writing in Dance'
Featuring writers and editors from local, national and international magazines/newspapers. Limited space. FREE but requires registration. Please email for details on registration

Saturday, Sep 3
Three progressive performances featuring a coming together of tradition, contemporary, post modern and inter disciplinary elements into one evening.

Walking in Orange @6pm - a collaborative piece featuring dancers from Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College and Arpana Dance Company. Performance at Bill Barber Park in Irvine is FREE to the public.

Bharata Natyam Re-imagined@645pm - an exploration of the idiom using musical collaborations. Performance at the Irvine City Hall Piazza is FREE to the public

Sweating Saris@745pm - a multi media performance in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Featuring Dr. Priya Srinivasan and Ramya Harishankar. Limited seating. Advance Tickets $20.

Admission Info

Friday Sep 2 - FREE
Saturday Sep 3
Walking in Orange@6pm - FREE
Bharatanatyam Re-imagined@645pm - FREE
Sweating Saries@745pm - $20

Phone: 9493008912


Dates & Times

2016/09/02 - 2016/09/03

Additional time info:

Fridays Sep 2 - 7pm reception and 730pm start time Saturday Sep 3 - The free events are outdoors. There will be a short walk between performance venues.

Location Info


One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92623