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Feb 3—24, 2024

At Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC), 251 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007

Between Two Knees is an outrageously funny ride through American history

 written by the acclaimed intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491s 

(Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls) and directed by Eric Ting

For tickets, visit:   https://pacnyc.org/whats-on/between-two-knees/  

Coming to PAC NYC following acclaimed runs at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theater and Seattle Rep, this play centers on one family’s story of love, loss, and resilience spanning the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, forced re-education at Indian boarding schools, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam and the American Indian Movement occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973. Directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting and infused with The 1491s’ boldly uninhibited comedy, this New York City premiere takes a hard look at the effects of systemic oppression long after our textbooks typically stop teaching Native history. 



Past Events


Kingding Sindaw

In Honor of the Ancestors:  January 11 - 26, 2024

We are so excited as our In Honor of the Ancestors exhibit is less than one week away. In addition to the exhibit, we have a bunch of programs for you to have an even further immersive experience. Below, you'll find the description of programs for the first week along with the calendar of all programs. If you are interested in attending a specific program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the attendee(s) name. If you are interested in just the exhibit, please RSVP at https://bit.ly/InHonorOfTheAncestors


Theater For The New City



Out of Bounds:  
Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus

This exhibition will be the first to fully explore the essential role of Japanese women in Fluxus, a movement instigated in the 1960s that helped contemporary artists define new modes of artistic expression. Near the 60th anniversary of the movement’s founding, this exhibition highlights the contributions of four pioneering Japanese artists — Shigeko Kubota (1937–2015), Yoko Ono (1933–), Takako Saito (1929–), and Mieko Shiomi (1938–) — and contextualizes their role within Fluxus and the broader artistic movements of the 1960s and beyond.

The exhibition is organized by Midori Yoshimoto, Guest Curator, and Tiffany Lambert, Curator and Interim Director, Japan Society, with Ayaka Iida, Assistant Curator, Japan Society.

For more information and tickets, visit www.japansociety.org 

Shigeko Kubota

Yoko Ono


 Takako Saito Mieko Shiomi



Come learn about Kinding Sindaw's mission and hear from featured guest speaker, Samira Gutoc about the current conditions of the Maranao (People of the Lake) indigenous community from Mindanao, Southern Philippines next Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 5:30pm in person at 47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10003, Register at https://tinyurl.com/feb2023rinayung to attend!
** While there is no formal charge to attend this event, we are asking for a suggested donation of $15-$30. These donations are directly sent to the ongoing Love4Marawi campaign, which supports the refugees of the Marawi Siege who have been internally displaced since 2017. Please consider donating if it is within your capacity. You will not be turned away if you do not have the funds!







Friday, March 20, 2020 - 7pm - 9pm

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10am - 8pm


Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

(Visit Dance.NYC for accessibility features)


For Tickets


Introduction to Javanese

Gagah Dance

 By Saung Budaya Dance


Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12 Noon


Ripley - Grier Studios

939 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 


To Register





Mighty Mountains

Gorana 3rd Intl Folk Dance Festival


Sunday, November 3, 2019, 3PM 


The Riverside Theater

91 Claremont Ave

New York, NY 


For Tickets







Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3PM - 6PM


Shirdi Sai Dham Temple

12 Perrine Road

Monmouth Junction, NJ


An Aum Shanthi Aum Production presents:

Radhika: Exploring Love through Tagore

September 12, 2019

Scandinavia House: 58 Park Avenue NY, NY

Doors open at 7!


World Music Institute presents

Tibet in Song

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Rubin Museum

150 West 17th Street

New York, NY 10011

Tibet in Song introduces us to Tibetan folk music and reveals how Chinese policies have been systemically tried to destroy it since the takeover of Tibet in 1949. The film weaves a mesmerizing story of beauty, pain, brutality, and resilience, introducing Tibet to the world in a never before seen on film. Ngawang Choephel's breathtaking personal story as filmmaker turned political prisoner guides the film, while the Tibetans he films bravely speak out to the world, for the first time.


For more info & tickets ->


Ganondagan Indigenous Music & Arts Festival

Saturday thru Sunday, July 27th & 28th, 2019

Ganondagan State Historic Site

700 Country Road 41, Victor, NY

Formerly the Native American Dance & Music Festival celebrates 2019 with the return of the Taiko Drummers, Soh Daiko, the Ganondagan debut of Freightrain, the culturally diverse, soulful band with a distinctive and energetic approach to American roots, two performances daily by the Allegany River Dancers in full regalia. Plus the Hodinöhsö:ni' Juried Art Show, traditional arts demonstrators, storytelling, Native American art market, indigenous food, the Family Discovery Tent, raffles, tours, guided trailed walks, and much more!


For more information ->


Earth Day Native American Celebration 

Saturday, April 20th, 2019  

Sunset Park Recreation Center

7th Ave. and 42nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11232


"Honor Mother Earth with Indigenous artists from North, Central & South America, the Caribbean and the Hawaiian Islands" 

For more information ->






Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM


Hauta Shamisen: Edo-Period Love Songs

Japan Society, 333 E 47th St., New York, New York 10017


Shamisen master Hidetaro Honjoh offers a traditional-style concert featuring works from the hauta repertoire, the quintessential "pop music" of its time. Let this virtuoso of Edo-period love songs gently serenade and transport you to the streets of pre-modern Tokyo. The program also includes tunes from the working class of various rural areas that radiate a tender, à la mode vibe. Awarded Japan's highest honor for artists, the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Hidetaro restores gems from this fading genre of music from the end of the samurai era. Joined by Hidejiro Honjoh on shamisen and kokyu, and Yumi Kurosawa on koto. Cash bar opens at 7 pm.


A pre-performance lecture begins one hour prior to the start of the performance.


Tickets: $35/$28 members

Tickets can be purchased Here, or by visiting/calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


Photo credit: Japan Society



Photo Credit:  Paco Labato

Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00pm 

Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses): A Tribute to Women Poets Roulette,

509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn  (tel. 917-267-0363)


The passionate and soulful vocalist Angelita Montoya, daughter of dancer Antonio Montoya and singer La Negra, is from one of the most famous Gypsyflamenco families, the Montoyas. Since making her debut at the age of nine in Nuevo día directed by Lole and Manuel, she has worked with Familia Montoya, Fernanda de Utrera, Chocolate, Camarón, Chano Lobato, Manuela Carrasco and Pastora Galván, among others.  Acclaimed for her deeply expressive interpretations of martinetes, malagueñas, soleás, seguiriyas, tangos and bulerias,she has appeared at major flamenco festivals, including the Bienal de Sevilla. For this program, she will present Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses), a 90th anniversary tribute to the women poets of the Generation of 1927 who have long been forgotten. Their poetry, now rescued, has been put to the music of Alejandro Cruz Benavides. Accompaniment by Benavides on piano and Fran Cortés on guitar. NY debut.

Tickets: $32; seniors, students $28

(Tickets Here)



Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm

Flamenco Guitar Maestro

509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn 
(tel. 917-267-0363)

One of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, Córdoba’s award-winning José Antonio Rodríguez will be making a rare New York appearance. A remarkable guitarist acclaimed for his powerful and evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco, he has composed music for orchestras and dance companies, participated in major projects with Paco de Lucía and Alejandro Sanz, and appeared in Carlos Saura’s Flamenco. As a teenager in 1981 and 1982, he won first prize for flamenco guitar at prestigious contests at Minas de la Unión and Jerez de la Frontera. His recent CD, Adiós Muchachos, was declared by Spain’s El País newspaper to be the best flamenco album of 2016. For this program, he will be accompanied by Patricio Cámara “Pachi” (percussion, vocal) and Paco Peña (bass).


Tickets: $32; seniors, students $28

(Tickets Here)

“(he) took us to the highest spheres of the flamenco guitar universe… amazing technique…exceptional composing skills.” - Diario Córdoba


 Photo credit: Lamofoza Arti Photos




Photo credit:  Nanni Angeli

Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Guitar and Vocals 

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC


From the island of Sardinia, Paolo Angeli draws on the folk heritage of his homeland, adding elements of jazz, early music, and other genres to create an intriguing sound that is hard to categorize. His instrument, a prepared guitar with multiple strings and pedal-controlled effects, becomes a veritable orchestra. “Sardinia's madly imaginative master of the guitar…veers, in dreamy and almost stream-of-consciousness kind of way, between the traditional music of his island homeland, improvisational jazz and punk with a palette of super-saturated colors and amazing textures.” – NPR


Tickets: $48, $38




World Music Institute Presents:


Meredith Monk and Ani Choying Drolma Concert

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:30PM

National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY

Click here for more info!


Romanee and Company Presents:


An Intercultural Series

11/8 - 11/20, 2016


Click here for Tickets and Info! 




Pt.SN Charka
845-783-7514/646-489-7790  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






The Japan Society presents:



Meditative Chanting with Ko Ishikawa

Thursday, November 107 – 8:30 PM 

Escape from the busy streets of New York and immerse yourself in the meditative chanting of kagura-uta (god songs) and roei (poem recitation), enjoyed by aristocrats during the Heian period (794-1185). Notable gagaku (Imperial Court music) musician Ko Ishikawaleads this introspective workshop.

Tickets: $35/$30 Japan Society members 

Max. 50 participants; no experience required.


Link: http://www.japansociety.org/event/meditative-chanting-with-ko-ishikawa







To register for Kathak classes with Pt. Charka, please call 845.783.7514 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit: www.anandaashram.org/EastWestSchoolofDance



GONG: Spirits of the Archipelago

September 9th and 10th, The Riverside Theater, 91 Claremont Ave, NY, NY 10027, 7 pm. Tickets: $25 each

Saung Budaya is proud to present eight newly choreographed traditional dances from Papua, Borneo, Sumatra, and Java, in addition to contemporary dances accompanied by a live music ensemble from Indonesia. The title GONG, is based on the South East Asian metal percussion instrument that is hit with a mallet. Though Indonesia’s various islands have different cultures, stories, and souls, the one constant in all things music is the sound of the gong. Its distinct sound is quite deep and subtle however, it is a sound that is familiar to the people of Indonesia. Its significance in daily life is to bring communities together for a start of a celebration; in music and dance, it is the constant sound for tempo and movement. Like the gong, Saung Budaya has a similar role within the Indonesian American community. This production will showcase the different stories of these islands through the subtle yet important sounds of the gong and how it unifies Indonesian people and its various cultures.

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Gorana Stage

Gorana Dance Presents: Rhythms & Patterns 
7:00pm Saturday, April 2, 2016:

JCC Manhattan - Goldman-Sonennfeldt Family Auditorium

334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023 
Join Gorana Dance Company as they celebrate their Ten Year Anniversary!!





Past Events 


Click here for more info - The Pedritio Martinez Group 

Click here for more info - Vincente Amigo Guitar



 Ajna Dance Presents:

Ajna Dance Winter Showcase and Recital 
Sunday, December 13, 2015 :
5:00-6:30 (Doors Open at 4:40pm)
PS41 (Auditorium) in Greenwich Village - 116 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011
Ajna welcomes you to their first ever recital and showcase featuring students from their new classes this past Fall & will include our adorable Ajna Children and Ajna All-Stars. 




organized by Asia Society, New York and Ayala Museum, Philippines
September 11th through January 1st
Philippine Gold:
Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms
An exhibition of 100 spectacular works of gold highlighting the prosperity and achievements of 10th to 13th century Philippine kingdoms. 









organized by Asia Society, New York 
November 15, 2015 at 2pm
Kinding Sindaw Family Performance
A journey into the ancestral heritage of the phillipines through legends, epics, and myths. Families will experience and participate in dance, kulintang music and silat martial arts. An optional family -friendly tour of Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms. 







Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Griot Music of West Africa
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn










Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Robert Browning Associates    
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Women in Indian Music
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC





Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Gypsy Flamenco Guitar
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn 




presented by Japan Society with co-presenter, Yokohama Noh Theater (Yokohama Arts Foundation)
Traditional Dance from Okinawa
with Live Music 
Friday, September 18th at 7:30 pm 
Saturday, September 19th at 7:30 pm

333 East 47th Street,
New York, NY 10017
Friday, September 18th's performance is followed by MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception






Danza Espana

Thalia Spanish Theatre 

Danza Espana

Friday April 24- May 10, 2015

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm




Diego El Cigala

Carnegie Hall Presents 

Diego El Cigala

Friday May 8 - 8:00pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


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