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The Triveni School of Dance, in Brookline,
Massachusets, was founded in 1971 by Neena Gulati,
Support from Massachussetts Cultural Council is gratefully acknowledged
Neena has brought her dancers to
perform and teach in numerous venues, including Dance Umbrella
lecture/demonstration, Massachusetts Community Educational Television series,
and dozens of universities and schools who have contected her as one
For 5000 yrs. temple dancers in India have told educational stories using a highly formalised choreography combining hand gestures, facial expressions, rhythmic footwork & sculpturesque bodypostures. Today this ancient art is preserved, performed & promoted here in Massachusetts @ the Triveni School, establishedin 1971 by acclaimed dancer Neena Gulati, from New Delhi.. Neena has been on the Mass. Cultural Council "Roster of Artists" for the past 20 yrs. These are artists who have been reccommended by the Council to present workshops in schools all over New England. Neena & her students have brought the dance, music & storytelling of a culture which had previously been underrepresented in this area. In our increasingly diverse communities, this is an indispensable contribution. Schools teaching World Cultures & Ancient traditions have invited Neena back many times. "Thank you so much for the magnificent dance performances...engaging, lively & instructive...I've been deeply impressedby your talent, not only as a dancer, but as a superb teacher." letter from Jonathan Sills, Social Studies Dept., Brookline High School.
Neena Gulati and the Triveni Ensemble have raised funds for numerous charities.
1. A Tribute to Mother for Mother Teresa's orphanage
2. "Dances of India" for Child Relief & You
3. Rhythm of Joy & Hope for Saheli,
4. Sacred & the Sensuous for India Dev. & Relief Fund,
5. The Wandering Poet for The Madan Sawhney Charitable Trust
6: Spiritual dances for the Tsunami Victims,
7. Faces of the Divine for Sarva Dev Hindu mandir
8. Echoes- A timeless journey for Triveni's scholarship fund
9. Divine Rhythms for Liz Walker's "My Sister's Keeper
10. A Garland of Rhythms for Agape International
Neena has also directed and performed with her ensemble at the Hindu Temple of Albany, A Tribute to Mother for Mother Teresa's mission in Calcutta, Shishu Bharati in Burlington, Cultural Survival at Harvard University, Earthwatch, Oxfam America, the Silk Road Gala for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Volunteers in service to Education in India, and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center.
The Christmas Revels (1997)
With members of the Triveni Dance Ensemble and young Triveni dancers, Neena choreographed and performed with the Revels company at 16 sold-out performances at Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA.
Symphony of Moods (1997)
In collaboration with Bangladeshi poet Sajed Kamal and Accompanied by musicians, Neena choreographed interpretive dance and performed classical pieces at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
Welcome to Asian-America (1996)
In conjunction with the Asian American Resource Workshop, Neena and members of the Triveni Dance Ensemble performed at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Poetry and Dance (1995)
With renowned American poet Robert Bly, Neena directed one of many shows where she dance to Mr. Bly's translations of ancient Indian poetry. The poets included Mira Bai, Kabir and Tagore. The collaboration of these two artists began in 1986, and they have performed together 9 times across the country and in London since then.
Neena and her students have performed in hundreds of multicultural events, including the Teen Emplowerment Meeting Boston Film Festival honoring Mira Nair, the Special Olympics, First Night in Boston, Sharon & Lowell, The Dancing Flute at Berklee College of Music, Kids are People School in Boston, Diversity makes Us Strong at BankBoston, Asian American Ethnic Festival in Boston, India Festival, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, International Festival at Bayside Exposition Center, and the Whole World Celebration.