Run Time: 1 hour - 90 minutes (depending on time slot)
Drive East is an expansive Indian dance and music festival that features 22 concerts in just one week. In its sixth year, our week long festival will be in New York from August 13 - 19 and San Francisco from August 22 - 26. It is a festival that regularly features some of the best artists of the year (last year The New York Times mentioned two Drive East artists as the top 10 of 2017) and is an immersive experience into the world of Indian classical arts.
Featuring: Rattan Mohan Sharma (Vocal), Arushi Mudgal (odissi), Shijith N Parvathy (Bharatanatyam), Dr. Anwesa Mahanta (Sattriya), @Mesma S. Belsare(Bharatanatyam), Sujit Vaidya and group (Contemporary), @Kiran Rajagopalan (Contemporary), Navatman Dance (Bharatanatyam), Anuj Mishra and group, (Kathak), Sandip Mallick and Group, Preeti and Piyush (Kathak), Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose(Bharatanatyam), Prabal Gupta (Kathakali), Dr. Ragunath Manet, Nehaa Mondal Chakravarty (Bharatanatyam), Bhavana Reddy(Kuchipudi), Vishal Vaid (Ghazals), Vinay Desai (Santoor), Navatman Music Collective (Carnatic Vocal Choir), Nirmala Rajasekar and Group (Saraswati Veena), Flute Raman Trio
Navatman, Inc was founded with an eye on creating a sustainable home for the South Asian performing arts in the tri-state area, emphasizing Indian classical music and dance. We are best known for our Manhattan-based classes, critically acclaimed productions, dynamic dance company, and stellar carnatic choir, all of which have received reviews in mainstream press including the New York Times, India Abroad, The Hindu, the Financial Times, and The Star-Ledger, to name a few.