Akshara is committed to working deeply in the community to create enriching arts experiences for young people as well as adults. Through its educational programs, Akshara aims to foster overall cross-cultural understanding, and more specifically educate audiences about traditional and contemporary arts from India and in the Indian-American diaspora in the US. As a result, an important part of Akshara’s mission is educational outreach. Over the years, this has taken the form of master classes, lecture demonstrations, semester-length courses at universities, K-12 school assemblies and in-class demonstrations, and in-depth Q&A sessions during performances.
Akshara also conducts regular weekly Odissi dance classes in the community for youth and adult students. Please email us for more information.