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About Us


Lotus Music & Dance, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1989 by master Bharata Natyam dancer Kamala Cesar. It is a performance space, sanctuary, and center of education for traditional and indigenous performing arts forms. The mission is to keep alive and accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures. Lotus Music & Dance remains the only institution of its kind in New York City where master artists from India, Korea, Burma, China, the South Pacific, Middle East, the Mohawk Nation, West Africa, and Spain collectively call home.

Aside from our varied schedule of unique, multicultural performances, we offer instruction in traditional ethnic forms of dance and music as well as Arts-In-Education programs to schools throughout the tri-state area. Lotus Music & Dance also presents Manhattan's only open air pow wow, the annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival, now approaching its eleventh year.

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Lotus Music & Dance Board of Directors

Malabika Biswas, Chair/Secretary

Harini Srinivasan

Ravi Konuru

Michael Lent

Richard Turner

Kamala Cesar

Updates

New Fall Workshops Starting this Fall!!!

Introduction to Flamenco 
With Gisele 


Beginners  6pm-7pm 
Tuesdays Starting Sept 9th   

Marinera Nortena
with Rosita 


Beginners  7pm-8pm 
Intermediate 8pm-9pm
Tuesdays  Starting Sept 9th 

Intro to Basic Hula
with Makalina 

 Beginners 6pm-7pm 
Thursdays Starting Sept 18th   

Traditional West African Dance
with Caren Calder


Beginners  6pm-7pm 
Tuesdays Starting Oct. 23trd
 

Intro to Middle Eastern Dance
with Nadia


Beginners  6pm-7pm 
Tuesdays Starting Oct. 23rd 

 

 

 

 

 

Lotus Music & Dance. 336 West 37th Street, Suite 315, New York, NY. 10018
212.627.1076 (tel) 212.675.7191 (fax)
info@lotusmusicanddance.org


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