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You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming performance of Shanti: A Journey of Peace, a spectacular multi-media musical production that fuses western choral and orchestral music with Indian musical and dance elements. The event will be held at the Oakland Mormon Temple, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA, on October 1, 2016, at 3:00 pm. Tickets purchased for the postponed performance originally scheduled for May 21, 2016, will be honored on October 1.
Purchase tickets online now via Purple Pass. Faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends of the GTU can enter the promotional code "GTU" to get a 40% discount off list prices. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Hindu Studies programs at GTU's Center for Dharma Studies.
More about Shanti
Shanti – A Journey of Peace came to the Bay area for the first time earlier this year, after wowing audiences in the Eastern, Midwestern and Southern Regions of the US for more than a decade. This groundbreaking creation in the history of world music features more than 250 musicians from the Bay Area Indian Community, the Santa Clara Chorale, and a string orchestra along with dancers from the Bay area. Shanti explores the meaning of peace and interconnectedness through a musical score that brings ancient chants for peace to life in contemporary settings, and represents the ultimate meeting of Western and Eastern cultures.
Shanti is an expansive and collaborative performance that explores the meanings and message of peace, joy, and the interconnectedness of all humanity through dance, music, and images of India, set to a Western Orchestral symphony. It is perfect for families, music lovers of both Western and Indian genres, and those new to the fusion experience. Shanti will be performed with a musical score that cuts across cultures, integrating choral and orchestral harmony with the ancient Raga traditions of India; a multi-genre Indian classical and folk dances; Western ballet movements and spectacular imagery.
Shanti is the ultimate confluence of peoples, cultures and religions; It celebrates the diversity that characterizes our global era through the language of music and dance. Shanti embodies the possibilities for concord amongst the world’s civilizations rather than their clash.
When: October 1, 2016, 3 pm
Where: Oakland Mormon Temple, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland CA