Upcoming Events:

 

Past Events:

 

 

 

Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA with guest group THE QANTARA BERKLEE ENSEMBLE

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

TICKETS
$30 general admission at door
$26 students/seniors


LOCATION: 
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (At 3rd Ave)
Downtown Brooklyn

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 Trains 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, R, & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center;
G train to Fulton Street.
A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

 

The incomparable ‘ud (lute) player and violinist Simon Shaheen, a major force in the promotion of Arab music as composer, performer, and educator, brings back to life the glorious era of Arab film music (1930s-60s) in this fascinating program. Under his direction, this concert of instrumentals and vocals is performed by some of the finest Arab artists living in the US, as well as by emerging names in Arab music. Shaheen is joined by Qantara (“arch” in Arabic), his acclaimed ensemble which features Bassam Saba (flutes), Najib Shaheen (‘ud), Naseem Elatrash (cello), Laith Sidiq (violin) and Tareq Rantisi (percussion). Appearing as special guests are members of the Qantara Berklee Ensemble.
 
“virtuosic sophistication” – New York Times
“Simon Shaheen may be the greatest musical ambassador from the wide world of Arabic music to the U.S.” – NPR
 
 


 

 

Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present

REBETIKI ISTORIA

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm

TICKETS
$25 general admission at door
$21 students/seniors


LOCATION: 
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (At 3rd Ave)
Downtown Brooklyn

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 Trains 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, R, & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center;
G train to Fulton Street.
A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

 

Rebetiki Istoria (“rebetika history”) is a leading traditional group from Athens specializing in early-style rebetika, one of the oldest genres of Greek urban popular song. Often called “the Greek blues,” the music expresses the hardship and joys of everyday life and deals with such subjects as unrequited love, economic hardship, and repatriation. For 35 years, Rebetiki Istoria has been instrumental in the rebetiko revival, producing authentic and compelling rebetika songs reminiscent of the earliest stars. The ensemble features bouzouki, baglama, guitar, and voice and is led by its founder, the renowned Pavlos Vasileiou. ( Buy Tickets Here)
 

 

 

Lotus Music & Dance and Robert Browning Associates present

World Dance Festival: Dancing Across Cultural Borders

Featuring:

Saturday November 4th 2017 at 4PM

Junko Fisher Dance Co. (Okinawan Dance)
Tibetan Song and Dance Ensemble
Sol La Argentinita Ensemble (Flamenco)

Sunday November 5th 2017 at 4PM 

Kinding Sindaw ( Filipino Tribal Dance)
Sounds of Korea

Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Ybarra

 

 

TICKETS
$15 students/seniors
$20 general admission (in advance)
$25 general admission at door
$50 Premiere Seating and Refreshments

BOTH DAYS
$36 general admission (in advance!) 

Tickets can be purchased online here

Raffle tickets can be purchased online here

Should you prefer to purchase tickets over the phone, please call 212-627-1076 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LOCATION: 
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (At 3rd Ave)
Downtown Brooklyn

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 Trains 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, R, & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center;
G train to Fulton Street.
A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

 

The 2nd World Dance Festival: Dancing Across Cultural borders will take place over two days: Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th both shows at 4 pm at Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The event is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts and features Okinawan, Tibetan, Flamenco, Korean, Filipino and Mexican dance! The first day of this global gathering features the graceful folk dances and elegant classical dances that reflect the rich culture of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost archipelago, performed by acclaimed Okinawan-born and Tokyo-trained dancer Junko Fisher and company; the lively and acrobatic Tibetan Ral-pa dance as well as the ritual masked opera dance (Ngonpoa Ringa) performed by graduates of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala; and soulful flamenco with the ensemble of Sol La Argentinita, featuring Xianinx Barrera.
 
The second day features Kinding Sindaw, New York’s stellar group dedicated to reclaiming, recreating and preserving indigenous Philippine culture and traditions particularly from the island of Mindanao; the Sounds of Korea, under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, in an engaging repertoire that includes the mesmerizing fan dance the dazzling drums of ecstasy; and the vibrant Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Ybarra founded by Yloy Ybarra in 1999 that celebrates the rich and diverse dances of Mexico’s various regions.
 
Join us for a celebration of authentic world-class dance and music, crafts and meet and greet the artists. Learn about the common threads these cultures share and what makes them unique—all right here in Brooklyn!  

 


 

Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present

KEN ZUCKERMAN with NITIN MITTA

Friday, October 20, 2017at 8:30pm 

TICKETS
$26 general admission at door
$22 students/seniors


LOCATION: 
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

 

​Ken Zuckerman has been internationally recognized as one of the finest sarod (lute) virtuosos performing today. A disciple of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for 37 years, he performed with Maestro Khan in numerous concerts in Europe, India, and the US. He has performed and recorded with some of India’s leading tabla (drums) players, including Swapan Chaudhuri, Zakir Hussain and Anindo Chatterjee, and has also been at the vanguard of various cultural crossover projects. For this program, he will be accompanied by the dynamic Nitin Mitta, one of the most accomplished tabla players of his generation.
 

 


 

Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present

ROHAB ENSEMBLE with vocalist SEPIDEH RAISSADAT

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00pm 

TICKETS
$32 general admission at door
$28 students/seniors

 

LOCATION: 
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (At 3rd Ave)
Downtown Brooklyn

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 Trains 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, R, & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center; 
train to Fulton Street.
A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

 

  

The Rohab Ensemble features three acclaimed maestros from the celebrated Dastan Ensemble - Hossein Behroozinia (barbat - lute), Saeed Farajpoori (kamancheh – spike fiddle) and Behnam Samani (tombak – goblet drum) – together with Hamid Behrouzinia (tar – lute). They are joined by the entrancing vocalist Sepideh Raissadat, who started her training with Parisa and in 1999 became the first female vocalist to have a solo public performance in Iran after the 1979 revolution. Their repertoire of classical Iranian music features romantic, melancholic, and joyous pieces whose lyrics include works from the vast treasury of classical Persian poetry, including mystical (Sufi) verses of Rumi, Sa'adi and Hafez. “spectacular musicianship” – LA Times
 

 


 

 

Please Join us for

Lotus Music & Dance Showcase

Featuring Bharata Natyam, Odissi, Kathak, Hula and Tahitian

 

WHEN: 
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
2PM

Tickets
$15 students/seniors
$20 general admission
$10 earlybird tickets available until September 18th !!!
Tickets can be purchased online here
Should you prefer to purchase tickets over the phone, please call 212-627-1076 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LOCATION: 
The Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Located at the Roosevelt Island Cultural Center
548 Main St. on Roosevelt Island

 

DIRECTIONS: 

 The F Train There is a Roosevelt Island/Main St Stop on the F-Train. Get off there and walk about 5-6 blocks north to 248 Main St. (or take the free Red Bus 3 stops north.)
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Tramway Get to 59th St and 2nd Ave Take the Roosevelt Island Tramway to Roosevelt Island. (You must have a Metrocard- it's the same as a subway ride) Walk north on Main St approx. 5 blocks (or take the free Red Bus 3 stops north.)
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Driving from Manhattan Go over the 59th St Bridge /Upper Roadway (access from 57th St.) Stay Right at the fork and when you get on the street (21st or 22nd,) make a left to 43rd Ave and make a right. The last cross street on 43rd Ave is Vernon Blvd. Make a right on Vernon and head north to 36th St. The 36th St Bridge goes across onto Roosevelt Island. 548 Main St is just a few blocks south on Roosevelt Island.

 

Learn about worldwide dance and Lotus' mission. See dance demonstrations by students and instructors. Have the opportunity to meet and speak with Lotus instructors. Participate in the Lotus Raffle for fabulous prizes. Refreshments will be served! 

 


 

Past Events

    

Lotus Music & Dance and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez

Invite You to The 15th Annual

Drums Along the Hudson 

Native American and Multicultural Celebration

 

WHEN: 

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

 

FREE!


LOCATION: 

11AM to 6PM at Inwood Hill Park
218th Street & Indian Rd. in Northern Manhattan
4 Blocks West of Broadway (#1 and A Trains)
 

 

Drummers and Dancers from Around the World, Pow Wow, Native Arts & Crafts, Environmental Tent, Story Telling, International Foods

Honoring: The Children's Cultural Center of Native America and Rhonda Ross-- Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist

 Featuring groups such as:

Drummers and Dancers from Around the World, Pow Wow, Native Arts & Crafts, Environmental Tent, Story Telling, International Foods

 


 

Lotus Music & Dance and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez

Invite You to

CAR FREE NYC:

Earth Day Celebration

 

WHEN: 
Saturday April 22, 2017
10AM-4PM

FREE!


LOCATION: 
Uptown Manhattan, Saint Nicholas Avenue
from 181st Street - 190th Street
(Lotus performances will take place at stage 2 btw 186th and 187th)

 

In Uptown Manhattan, Saint Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street - 190th Street will go car free!  With thousands of people traveling through this area of our district every day, we are working with the Washington Heights Business Improvement District to plan a host of activities, programming, and events brought to the streets! 

 One of these events will be our very own artists performing. These performances include: 

Native American - John Scott Richardson
Filipino Tribal Dance- Kinding Sindaw
West African Drumming- Caren Calder
Hula- Makalina
& more!

    

 


 

 

Featuring: 

Kinding Sindaw (Filipino Tribal Dance)

Junko Fisher (Okinawan Dance)

Gorana Dance (Bulgarian)

Saung Budaya (Indonesian)

Tibetan Song and Dance

Fiesta Mexicana

 

with special guests

Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC's only all girl Mariachi Band!  

Lotus Music & Dance and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez

In Collaboration with United Palace of Cultural Arts

Invite You to a Celebration of Cultural Diversity

WORLD DANCE PASSPORT

TRAVEL THE WORLD THROUGH DANCE 

 

WHEN: 
Saturday May 20, 2017
2PM

FREE!
RSVP by May 10th
To RSVP, please call (212)627-1076
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LOCATION: 
United Palace Theater
4140 Broadway between 175th and 176th Sts

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LOTUS MUSIC & DANCE ONLINE SILENT AUCTION 

To Benefit

15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

A Native American and Multicultural Celebration

Our auction features fantastic items as culturally diverse as our programs, including Native American jewelry, unique artwork by international artists, books, collectibles, and several getaway vacations!

Click here to visit our auction page!

 

 

 

Benefactor: $250
Patron: $150
Artist / Student / Senior: $75

 

 

 




LOTUS MUSIC & DANCE ONLINE AND SILENT AUCTION 
to benefit our Arts-In-Education World Dance Passport Program

Online Bidding open 10/1 - 10/26, 12 noon

Silent Auction Cocktail Party - 10/26, 6 pm


Each year, our Lotus Master Artists bring multicultural dance and music assemblies, classes, residencies and workshops to over 5,000 students. We need your support to continue this vital programming, which furthers our mission to keep alive and accessible traditional performing arts from around the world. 

Our auction features fantastic items as culturally diverse as our programs, including Native American jewelry, unique artwork by international artists, passes to the MET and other city museums, and several getaway vacations!

Click here to visit our auction page!

 

 

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 Lotus Music and Dance in partnership with Robert Browning Associates are happy to present

World Dance Festival : Dancing Across Cultural Borders

 

 

Past Events:

 

 

 If you are interested in becoming a Drums Along the Hudson Volunteer
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212-627-1076 ext 10

 

 

 

 
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in the Lotus Store