Trained in Bharatanatyam and Folk Dances of India, Mosaic Fellow Srividya Eashwar founded Xpressions Dance in 2003 with an idea to promote the beautiful traditions of Indian Folk Dances and train a new generation of dancers. She is known for her unique and creative choreography that blends tradition with innovation to help connect with diverse audiences. In addition to Folk Dances, Srividya also trains her students in Semi-Classical, Bollywood and Fusion Dance styles.
Led by Srividya, Xpressions dancers take great pride in presenting traditional choreography blended in new techniques to connect with a diverse audience. Their mission is to develop, promote and sustain ethnic dance practices from India and around the world and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.
Srividya hopes that her teachings of artistic Indian Folk dances along with collaborating and integrating with the best artistic traditions this area offers will help promote and preserve the cultures so that a new generation of dancers can continue to present the expressions of their heritage in this beautiful Bay Area. In addition to Folk Dances, Xpressions also trains and presents Semi-Classical, Bollywood and Creative Fusion Dances, and is known for its creative and colorful choreography that helps a diverse audience understand and connect with their performances.
In the past 16 years, Xpessions has presented more than 15 in-house productions, supported art though workshops and performances at school and community events, developed cross-cultural presentations with other local groups and helped raise funds for many nonprofits. Their creative and colorful choreography has been recognized and awarded at many local competitions and in their selections to perform at the very prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival for 3 years (2010, 2013 and 2016).
More recently Xpressions conceptualized and co-produced ‘FolkSi’ the first Folk Dance Festival in Silicon Valley in March 2018, featuring more than 150 artists from local dance groups in the Santa Clara County.
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