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Silicon Valley is among the most culturally diverse area in the US with no single race or ethnic group making up more than a third of the population. Even as this trend towards diversity intensifies, there is a decline in social integration. The melting pot model, which worked for first wave of European immigrants fleeing persecution in search of freedom relied on subjugating and modifying one’s ethnic identity to immerse oneself in the culture of the adopted homeland.
Mosaic is a grassroots movement
hoping to address this need.
“In an area known for the quality and diversity of culturally specific dance performance, Sangam Arts (now Mosaic America) is an important conduit for multicultural understanding through the arts”
Founder & Artistic Director, Center for International Dance
“As Chinese American living in the Bay Area, we share so much in common with other cultures, yet often unaware of our similarities. I really appreciate Sangam Arts’ (now Mosaic America) innovative approach in cutting across cultural diversity and knitting together our similarities.”
Chinese dancer, Choreographer and teacher
“Mosaic America is an incredible arts experience for our global population. It strengthens the realization that we are truly “one” despite differences in form or style. This “oneness” is embedded into the fabric of Mosaic America’s performance design.”
President of Arts Unity Movement non-profit and Artistic Director of NewGround Theatre Dance Company