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IDEA presents
ResiliDance Bi-annual dance festival
April 29-May 2, 2021
Washington DC

March 30, 2021

IDEA (Indian Dance Educators Association) presents its Bi-annual dance festival. With the unusual year we are experiencing this presented an opportunity to find ways to bring the global Indian classical dance community together virtually using technology. 

This year's theme is the Art of Resilience and the festival is titled -
ResiliDANCE - Embracing human experience through dance
"When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience."― Jaeda Dewalt

As an Indian dance community, we are doing what we know best, that is to use dance as our medium to bridge the pre and post-pandemic world. Our community has to find ways to heal, gather and inspire while rebuilding trust. The arts empower. The arts derived from our ancestors help us make those pathways into the future while traversing the journey of life.
Using this to inform our explorations for this festival we have planned - Performances, Master Classes, Panel Discussions as well as Dance inspired films and discussions based on them.

Events schedule


IDEA is a community of dance professionals, dedicated to serving one another through increased artistic opportunities. The most important of these is the biannual IDEA Dance Festival presenting classical dances from India. The festival gives a platform to local and visiting artists from India on which the dancers meet, collaborate, and present the best of their works to the largest possible audience, thereby raising the profile and appreciation of Indian dance in America.

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