I’m organizing a performance at the NYU campus in New York on June 17.

Be there if you can, and please forward widely!



A Riveting Benefit Dance Performance

Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 pm

Judson Church Assembly Hall
239 Thompson St.
NYU Campus

Subway: ACE / BDFV to W 4th St.

Please join us for a one-night-only New York performance by Malavika Mohanan, and help a Palestinian family!

Mali is on international tour with an eclectic 50-minute dance performance called Being Human. The form, based in bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance), is influenced by traditions as varied as flamenco, West African dance, and hip-hop, skillfully-executed and gorgeously expressive.

Attendance is donation-based, with a suggested $10 – $15 donation. Mali has generously offered to send all profits to a young Palestinian family whose breadwinner was arrested by the Israeli army on fabricated charges. (The story of the devastating arrest is available here.)

The performance is followed by an informal discussion with the audience inspired by the dance, current events, and the family we’re helping.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page or at pamolson at gmail.

We look forward to sharing an amazing evening with you!

(If you can’t make it but wish to make a donation anyway, my paypal account is pamolson02 @ yahoo. If you’d rather send a check, contact me for details. Many thanks.)

Mali’s bio:

Malavika Mohanan began training in bharatanatyam at the age of eight at Kalanjali in Berkeley, California. She joined Apsaras Arts in Singapore in 1990 and performed her arangetram (first full solo public concert) in 1995. She began studying theatre at the age of fifteen at United World College SEA in Singapore and continued training at Stanford University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Drama. After spending some years exploring different styles of movement and expression, she began creating and traveling with her own solo performance works, often with substantial social content. She has performed, directed, and/or choreographed theatre and dance projects in Singapore, the United States, India, Argentina, and Kenya.

For more information, contact Pamela Olson — pamolson at gmail