From classical to contemporary, Mandala Ensemble offers audiences an evocative exploration of the myriad forms of dance and music from the South Asian subcontinent. Our performances and productions have a connection to ancient and classical traditions, and evolve the old into a breath-taking transnational experience. From Bharata Natyam, Bollywood, or Barong from Bali we present fully-staged performances and concerts that enchant and awe.
Our company dancers perform throughout the year at self-produced productions, as well as at festivals, colleges & universities, parks, exhibitions, and private events. Often the performances include artistic collaborators from around the world. Of any arts provider in the Midwest, we have the strongest relationships with and the best access to internationally-touring performers from the subcontinent.
We are dedicated to sharing cultural experiences and exchanges. Our global world is so gloriously interconnected that it encourages us to know the joys and values of our neighbors. Mandala has the unique ability to present and activate sights and sounds that many audiences wouldn't otherwise experience. Mandala delivers the flavors, fervors and fantasy of South Asian dance and music to Chicago. We do this through the artistry and technical skill of our Ensemble artists.