News :: 2016

Echoes from the Himalayas: Tibetan music and Indian classical dance

Techung and Sisa

Techung and Sisa Sonam Zoksang

An intimate evening of Tibetan music with Techung and Indian classical dance performance with Sisa Salgado, live in Lake Placid. The concert will be on Wednesday, 21 December 6:30 - 7:45pm at Inner Quest Yoga and Wellness Centre, 238 Broadway, Saranac Lake, New York.

Techung is a Tibetan folk and freedom singer/songwriter who grew up in Dharamshala, India, the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, where his family and thousands of other Tibetans resettled from their native Tibet. At the age of nine he was enrolled in the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). He studied all aspects of the Tibetan performing arts — folk, court, and opera — through the oral teaching tradition used by venerated Tibetan elders.

He has recorded over fifteen musical albums and also provided original scores for films and collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Phillip Glass, blues master Keb Mo. Along with such musicians as Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, and others, Techung has performed at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Ecuadorian actress/anthropologist Sisa Salgado fell in love with Indian classical dance, particularly Bharatanatyam, which is considered one of the most sophisticated and graceful dance-arts in the world. Sisa studied dance from Indian masters and has performed in South America, Asia, Europe, and the US.

From 2012, Sisa has led a cultural project called 'The Dance Road' and has travelled to several countries in Asia learning from elder artists and offering workshops to adults and children. This project aims to preserve and promote traditional dances from Asia and share this knowledge and connections with indigenous cultures across the American continent.

Together they bring centuries-old culture and historical connections between Tibet and India through their music and dance. In today's complex and uncertain world, celebrating and witnessing ancient culture not only brings us together but also contributes to shaping the future of our community through art.

Contact Mary for more information or to register:[email protected] 518-354-2425.

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