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fiji festival in hayward ca featuring dancers from the hip-hop natyam dance group
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to book a performance contact priya k. nykan of www.indiandanceartist.com
boonachpresents at the tibetan festival in berkeley ca and see more photos on our flickr site
photos from the boonachepresents launch party
photos from the john george democratic club 5th biennial social justice award reception - sept. 16th, 2015. awardees included boona cheema, the black Friday 14, asiay johnson and carol lee tolbert. keynote speaker assemblymember tony thurmond
see pics from the launch of the 20th anniversary edition of random kindness and senseless acts of beauty by m. paloma pavel and anne herbert, illustrated by mayumi oda, with a new foreword by desmond tutu.
the event featured boona cheema (boonachepresents), music by damon guthrie (leading us in the climate train song) and local, fresh, organic food was served by wanda stewart of obsidian farms, an african american owned urban farm in south berkeley.
to learn more about random kindness and senseless scts of beauty 20th anniversary edition visit www.RandomKindnessProject.org.
To learn more about boona cheema visit boona's page
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boonachepresents production peace through non-violence was a colorfully dynamic voice of the global community. As not only was this illustrated through interactive education, the passion of creative artistic expression, cross-cultural, even species unification, but also through the strong representation of several generations taking a stand together, on one stage.
the show opened with a native american prayer song offering love and light in connection with nature, setting a humble, silencing tone, centering each audience member to be present in the space. from there opened a plethora of thematic pieces interwoven and showing a vastly different and unique perspective of what peace through non-violence means in their modality and medium of understanding.
what grounded the production and separated this fundraiser from other outreach events was allowing the audience to be entertained while also coming away feeling enriched, having also been educated by the tibetan organization on the history of the dalai lama, a profound leader in the worldwide non-violent movement. In addition, a female scholar and prominent community activist took each audience member on a physical journey of what the confrontation and many approaches of violence feels like through symbolic gestures of the body.
but the vibrant collective of musical, theatrical and dance performances undoubtedly set the night on fire. tibetan grade school students graced the stage with ancient instruments, cultural garb in heartwarming folkloric dance. an internationally renowned interpretative dancer delicately depicted the story of how pollution has impacted the egret birds in award winning brilliant theatrical precision. and the multiple classic and modern dances by hip-hop natyam spliced with spoken word, in bright rich costumes, tied the show together with a bow, from toddlers to elegant, and empowered young women, bringing a mix of bollywood and the rooted traditions of the ancient, to berkeley.
boonachepresents produced an unforgettable show giving voice across race, culture, gender and generation to redefining the meaning and experience of peace through non-violence.