Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts

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Kalapriya is a holistic and integrated performing arts institution in the city of Chicago committed to cultivating, producing, and presenting high-quality performance art and education rooted in the diverse cultural traditions of South Asia. It is a non-profit, federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation.

Kalapriya supports, celebrates, and offers the vibrant traditions of Indian dance, music, and storytelling through performances, workshops, outreach and community programs, and formal arts education with expert artists, choreographers, dancers, musicians, educators, activists, and collaborators.

One of the foremost Indian arts organizations in Chicago, Kalapriya perpetuates the rich classical and folk traditions of the subcontinent, along with the current, contemporary, and hybrid innovations of our time. Kalapriya embraces multiple genres of the Indian performing arts and works through artistic processes to engage audiences, empower students, and build community.

Amid a constantly evolving global environment, Kalapriya participates in cultural and social programming and advocates for dance exchange and dance education. Kalapriya’s programs reflect the unique Indian aesthetic and grandeur that entertain the Indian Diaspora and global audiences.