CANCELED: Umeed: Colors of Hope

Performing Arts - Other | September 14 |  Time TBD | Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley | Canceled

 Sunena Gupta

 Project Rishi - UC Berkeley, The Institute for South Asia Studies


After successful runs in Singapore, London, New York and India, Umeed is now coming to Berkeley!

Umeed is the Hindi word for “Hope”. Sunena Gupta, with the blessings and guidance of Guru Mulla Afsar Khan, brings to you a unique contemporary concept produced in the Indian classical dance form, Kathak. She tells the story of the journey of a young girl navigating her way through struggles with mental health, chronic illness and self-image issues. Through the artistic theme of colors, she compares her emotions of happiness, anger, fear, sadness, love and hope to the perception of different shades of colors. Sunena visions that with the telling of this story of hope, she can urge those who have lived this journey to hold out a helping hand, and those who are struggling to take one.

Sunena has generously partnered with Project RISHI at UC Berkeley to put on this event, with proceeds going to the organization.

Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sustainable development and growth of rural Indian communities. In partnership with local community members and social enterprises, the Berkeley chapter of Project RISHI identifies issues central to the community of Bharog Baneri in Himachal Pradesh and provides the resources necessary to implement solutions through extensive field research and on-campus initiatives.

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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.