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IAAC SOIREE SERIES # 5 DANCE: Wednesday November 7, SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY! - IAAC & Aicon Gallery SECOND Fine Art Benefit Auction - November 15 at Aicon Gallery, NYC.
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7-10 pm. Wednesday November 7, 2012
Sanyu & Sudhir Desai's home in Union Square.
Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jhaveri  
Join us at Sanyu & Sudhir's beautiful Manhattan loft for an evening of dance from the classical temples of South India to the contemporary expressions of Urban America. Preeti and her collaborators will share their artistic journey from classical to contemporary Indian dance-theater. Enjoy an evening of creative conversations with the artists, serendipitous cocktails & scrumptious supperalong with that tax-deduction at the special IAAC November Soiree.
Limited reservations for this exclusive soiree. Maximum 30 people.
RSVP's to events.iaac@gmail.com must be accompanied by payment: $250 per person ($225 tax-deductible) Members $225 ($200 tax-deductible).
Please write a cheque to 
Indo-American Arts Council,
517 E 87th Street, Suite 1B,
New York, NY 10128.
pay via Paypal. (using any credit card),
(your contribution includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, featured guest, dinner, tax deduction).
Your host's address will be emailed to you with an acknowledgement of your reservation.
Preeti Vasudevan
Preeti VasudevanAward-winning Indian choreographer and artistic ambassador, Preeti Vasudevan bridges cultures, continents and centuries as easily as other dancers might execute a plie. Preeti is a leading exponent of classical Indian dance-theater Bharatanatyam creating new provocative contemporary works from the tradition.

She was delegate to the first American Dance Festival in India (’90) and was awarded a one-year cultural scholarship for cultural studies in Japan (’94). In 2003 she was selected as one of the emerging choreographers by the Joyce Foundation, NY and invited to the International Choreographer's Residency, American Dance Festival (ADF); Summer faculty at the International Theater program at Butler University, IN; faculty at the 2004 American Dance Festival; first Indian choreographer commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to create Drumming a Dream; Advance theater program with director Anne Bogart and the SITI company (NY). As a classical soloist, Ms. Vasudevan has been the recipient of prestigious awards for her outstanding contribution in the classical arts of India and in her contemporary works, was awared Best Choreography for The Absent Lover at th e Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2009, New Delhi India.

Preeti's ground-breaking educational website, Dancing for the Gods (www.dancingforthegods.org) has been developed to help teachers in the US build a cultural bridge through creative Indian dance. Preeti has a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Dance Studies from Laban Centre London specializing in choreography and movement analysis.

M. F. Husain, Akbar Padamsee, B. Prabha, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Baiju Parthan, Akhilesh, and more.

November 15, 7:00 pm
Viewing and Reception, Thursday, November 15, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones St, NYC
rsvp: harry@aicongallery.com

For Bidding Registration -

(to register in person, please arrive at Aicon Gallery by 6:30 pm.)

Participating artists include:
M.F. Husain , Akbar Padamsee, B. Prabha , Ganesh Haloi ,
Lalu Prasad Shaw , Laxma Goud , Paritosh Sen , Sanat Kar ,
Shyamal Dutta Ray , Baiju Parthan , Indrapramit Roy , Akhilesh
IAAC & Aicon Gallery Fine Art Benefit Auction
Aicon Gallery New York is delighted to once again be working in collaboration with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) for its Fall Fine Art Benefit Auction. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to the IAAC to benefit their relentless efforts to promote awareness of Indian and cross-cultural art in all forms in North America. Works by modern masters from India's Progressive Artist's Group as well as some of the stars of the Indian contemporary art scene will comprise a collection valued in today's market at over $100,000. However, to bolster support and excitement for the Fall sale, we will offer these works without a reserve, so bidders may be able to take home works by M. F. Husain, Akbar Padamsee, B. Prabha, Baiju Parthan and other renowned artists for well under the market value.
Participating artists include:
M.F. Husain , Akbar Padamsee, B. Prabha , Ganesh Haloi ,
Lalu Prasad Shaw , Laxma Goud , Paritosh Sen , Sanat Kar ,
Shyamal Dutta Ray , Baiju Parthan , Indrapramit Roy , Akhilesh
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The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit www.iaac.us. All contributions to the IAAC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

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