Usiloquy's Dance and Music Event

Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm
FringeArts Auditorium, 140 N Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Usiloquy present Indian Dance and Music 'Philadholphia'.

Usiloquy Dance Designs returns to the Riverwards with Philadholphia, a celebration of South Asian music and dance. Usiloquy’s dancers will perform Chaat based upon the Indian dance form Bharatanatyam and present Rini’s Indian Electronica and Art Rock music. The two show runs will be followed by a moderated Artist interaction session, with the evening show including a snack sampling.

Inspired by the myriad textures and flavors of the namesake street side snack, Chaat is a contemporary production where the elements that go into the making of a Chaat dish serve as metaphors on the stage for the commonality of human experiences, while emphasizing the distinct nuances of a subculture and its people. Usiloquy will be joined by Rini’s Indian Electronica and Art Rock.

Shifting South Asian classical elements toward pop and jazz sensibilities, New Jersey based, Chennai born singer, composer, and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica. Harini draws from her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music to bring together sounds of her birthplace in India and her home in the US. Usiloquy Dance Designs creates traditional and contemporary cross-cultural works rooted in the vocabulary of Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam.

Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Shaily Dadiala, an immigrant from India, applies Bharatanatyam as a choreographic language telling universal stories, exploring the lesser-known cultural aspects of diasporas and communities.


Saturday, November 12, 2022: Afternoon Matinee, 2:00 p.m., $15 adults and $5 children

Evening Performance, 6:00 p.m., $25 adults and $15 students with ID/industry members

This performance includes a complimentary tasting and gathering following the show. Please select "Evening Performance" tickets at checkout.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture