Singer-Songwriters and Sannidhi

This week, the Schimmel’s Pace Presents series is bringing you two events: session one in a brand new series of Acoustic Underground and acclaimed South Indian dance.

Acoustic Underground: Session 1
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
A brand new Pace Presents series, Acoustic Underground will bring some of New York City’s singer-songwriter scene to the Schimmel. At session 1, three up-and-coming New Yorkers will showcase the rich and flourishing acoustic singer-songwriter culture. From Phoebe Lyng’s raw but warm folk rock to Melanie Penn’s quirky yet reverent Americana to Andrew Rose Gregory’s satirical, loungy “folk-soul,” get ready to rock…and soul at the Schimmel. Learn more about these talents and watch videos on the Schimmel blog.

Sannidhi (Sacred Space)
Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
The New York Times called her “thrillingly three-dimensional” and “enchantingly beautiful.” Dance Magazine, who named her one of the “25 to Watch” described her as “a marvel of buoyant agility and sculptural clarity.” On October 5, dancer and choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy, a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam artist Alarmel Valli, will present the U.S. premiere of Sannidhi, illuminating the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine whose timeless duality forms the continuous pulse of the universe. In five sections, her work weaves together music and movement, rhythm and lyric, spirit and emotion, creating an invisible link between dancer, musicians, and audience.

And the best part? Student tickets cost just $5 for each show. Get ‘em while they’re hot at the Schimmel box office.

Next up at the Schimmel: Pace Distinguished Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns with her art history lecture series featuring France’s fascinating art beginning on October 9 and the Fred Barton Orchestra presents an evening with Richard Rodgers as part of the star-studded American Showstoppers series on October 12. Stay tuned for more info!

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