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ICMDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the task of promoting Indian Classical Music & Dance in the triangle area. ICMDS has been hosting various music & dance concerts since 1987. During these years, many eminent artists have presented a variety of rich Indian music & dances to the triangle arts lovers.

WHAT IS ICMDS?

The Indian Classical Music and Dance Society strives to arrange an impressive lineup of programs that meets the expectations of enthusiasts of the Indian Classical arts in the Triangle area. None of this is possible without your continued support. Please support ICMDS and the efforts of the board by simply becoming a member. Your support is essential and vital to program planning and to inviting premier artists to our community. Please enroll as a member today!!.

"RUDRAKSHYA"
An Inspiring Spiritual Journey Through the Immortal Classical Dance
by "Guru Bichitrananda Swain"
performing the Ancient Wonderful Odissi Dance

ICMDS Collaborates on this program with Odishi Society of America South East Chapter (OSA-SE) On: Sunday, Aug 3rd at 3:00 pm
in Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC

"DURGA"
a fantastic Classical Dance Ballet by
"Hema Malini and Group of 25 Classical Dancers"
that has Enthralled Millions of Dance Lovers

ICMDS Collaborates this program with Zagmag Entertainment On: Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"TRADITION in TRANSITION"
An Evening of Indian Classical Parampara by:
"Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty & Ms. Kaushiki Chakraborty"
Father-Daughter Live in Concert

ICMDS Co-sponsors this program with HSNC On: Saturday, June 7th at 6:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"MANGAL DHWANI - A Rare Evening of Classical Ragas" by:
"Padmabhushan Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra - Live in Concert"

ICMDS Co-sponsors this program with HSNC On: Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

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Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and Child Prodigee: Kaushiki Chakraborty



Vidushi Kaushik Chakraborty, one of the best female singers in India today

ICMDS Presents Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty and Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty

Performance of AJOY Chakrabarty (in Raag Pahadi):

Performance of the Kaushiki Chakraborty: Raaga Bageshree on Maa Saraswathi Devi


"Gondwana Dawn" From the swirling mists at the dawn of the Ancient Eastern hymns of the Veda, and the Ancient spirituality of Africa, the Cradle of Humankind. A unique concert of Indo African musicians on: Sat., Sept 21st in Green Hope High School School, Cary, NC

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC

"AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - rising sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Page Auditorium, Duke University

Performance of the Master of "Sarod"

"One of the 20th Century's Greatest Masters of the Sarod "AMJAD ALI KHAN" performs with his sons - Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Duke University

"PADMA VIBHUSHAN, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY" - The Legend of "Kathak" Dynasty! Brings his Utterly Charming Presence on Thu., Oct 4th '12 @ 8 pm in Reynolds Theater, Duke

Kathak Performance of Padmavibhushan BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

in Carnegie Hall

Kalaa Ratna, Natyaacharya Sri Pasumarthi Venkateswara Sarma as "Mahishasura"

ICMDS & Duke present: Anoushka Shankar & the Traveller Ensemble-'Flamenco Journey'-04/14/12

ENSEMBLE: Anoushka Shankar - Sitar ; Sandra Carrasco - Vocals ; Sanjeev Shankar - Shehnai ; Pirashanna Thevarajah - Mridangam, ghatam, kanjira n moorsing ; Melon Jimenez - Flamenco guitar ; Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Cajon n Spanish percussion.

ICMDS & Duke Perf. proudly present: Ustad Zakir Hussian & Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia- on 09/30/11

Membership Fees for Categories Effective from January 01, 2013

  • Patron Family Members - $250 per family
    (Patron family membership includes the benefits of extended family membership, and in addition, premium seating, and honorable mention in brochures)
  • Extended Family membership - $180 per family
    (This allows free membership for the family as well as visiting parents etc)
  • Full-Society Family Members - $150 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Sr. Family Members - $100 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Patron Individual Members - $125 per person
    (Patron ind. members get premium seats, and honorable mention in our brochures)
  • Individual Members - $75 per person
    (Non Senior Citizens)
  • Student / Sr. Citizen - $50 per person
    (Students have to be Full-time Students, Sr. Citizen (65 and up)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SPRING 2014

Date/Time: Sat., Mar 8th @1:00 pm
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Thu., Mar 27th 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "Masters of Percussion" "A classical Tabla player of the highest order, Ustad Zakir Hussain performs with The Masters of Percussion"
Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., Apr 25th @7:00 pm
Event: "A Rare Evening Classical Ragas" by:"Padmabhushan Pandits: Rajan & Sajan Mishra - Live in Concert""
Venue: HSNC Cultural Hall (Hindu Bhavan), Morrisville, NC
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SPRING 2013

Date/Time: Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - Sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan
Venue: Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Mar 30th @10:00 am
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 6th @5:00 pm
Event: "S A N K A R A" - A Jugalbandhi of Carnatic & Hindustani Rhythmical Instrumental Music
Venue: Rosenau Auditorium in UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 27th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music with Uday Bhawalkar famous Dhrupadiya artist from Pune
Venue: Green Hope High School, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., May 31st @7:00 pm
Event: Kathak Lecture Demo by: Guru Maneesha Sathe, one of the Kathak exponents
Venue: NaachMasaala, Morrisville, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Jun 8th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Pleasant Ragas by Pandit Tejendra Majumdar
Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Sun., Jun 23rd @ 6:00 pm
Event: "Hindustani Music Lecture Demo by: Guru Smt. Dr. Monica Shah, Director of Aradhana Sangeet Academy"
Venue: NaachMasaala Studio, Morrisville, NC
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"Rudrakshya"

"An Inspiring Spiritual Journey through Immortal Classical Dance - YOGA IN DANCE"

Rudrakshya Foundation has grown from the seed passionately sown, nurtured and tended to with great care by Guru Sri Bichitrananda Swain. Today, Rudrakshaya has emerged as one of the leading dance institutions in a new generation of world-class organizations catering international audiences, while, at the same time, holding firm to the values and traditions established by the founding fathers of Odissi Dance. Established in the year 2000, Rudrakshya Foundation has been growing steadily, with performances abroad and throughout India, as well as on-going classes and private instruction catering to the continuous flow of serious dance students coming from all over the world.

This wonderful Dance Concert is Lead by Odissi Dance Legend: Guru Bichitrananda Swain on their USA Tour in 15 states / 20 cities - performing the Ancient Wonderful Odissi Dance: "Yoga in Dance". The word yoga means union.Union of the self with the divine.In the practical life of a hindu the term yoga embraces the various beans through which the soul seeks to be united with the absolute. Classical indian dance has traditionally been veiwed as a form of yoga .Odissi is one the 8 recognized forms of Indian classical dance traditionally performed by the Maharis or temple dancers as part of the daily rituals in the inner sanctrums of temples. The modern incarnation of Odissi is the result of painstaking process of reconstruction and revival passionately undertaken by the forefathers of the dance form.Characterised by its rounded fluid movements and scultpturesque poses odissi is noted for its grace and lyrical beauty.