Arts and Entertainment
March 15, 2014From: Aronoff Center For The Arts
Shanti: A Journey of Peace is an expansive performance that explores the meanings and message of peace, joy and the interconnectedness of us all through dance, music and images of India. Representing the ultimate meeting of Western and Eastern cultures, this acclaimed multi-media performance - which premiered to a capacity audience on May 1, 2004 at the University of Cincinnati's Great Hall and launched the Indo-American choral movement in the US - will be recreated at the Aronoff Center with a 150-member combined choir from the Greater Cincinnati Indian Community Choir, Young Professionals' Choral Collective of Cincinnati, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church Choir, Martin Luther King Coalition Chorale, and MUSE Cincinnati's Women Choir; a Western chamber orchestra, and an ensemble of traditional Indian instruments. This 10th anniversary performance of Shanti will be performed on 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; and spectacular imagery.
Shanti is an important milestone for Cincinnati, signifying the continued metamorphosis of the metro region into a melting pot of cultures, and adding yet another event to the thriving international arts and culture movement that continues to gain momentum.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 5 , 2014 at 8:00 PM
Location: Aronoff Center For The Arts - Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202