Come hear the history of Bollywood dance, watch a performance, and take part in a workshop, all presented by Gaitrie “Devi” Subryan of Devi Bollywood Performing Arts.
Ambitious, community oriented and creative, Gaitrie Subryan danced her way into the Western New York Community seven years ago. Gaitrie noticed the lack of Bollywood dance classes in the area. With her training and experience she decided to jump in, actually she LEAPED in, giving the community the ability to travel to another part of the world. Rooted in her culture and upbringings she fell in love with dance while sitting in her family living room in the Bronx and watching Bollywood films with her grandmother and parents.
Gaitrie is the founder and Artistic Director of Devi Bollywood Performing Arts. Her love and passion for Indian dance prompted her to create Buffalo’s first Bollywood Performance Troupe. Devi Bollywood Performing Arts continues to provide a platform for dance in the Western New York area.
Now, a mom of three (with a 4-year-old boy and twin 16-month-old girls) she is even more determined to share her passion with those around her. Gaitrie continues to add the brinks in building a community that amplifies compassion for others, confidence in one’s self and truth in the world around us. Her hope is to continue in this direction in sharing her passion with individuals from all backgrounds, including youth, men, women and our inner child. “I can’t change the world, but I can do my best, where I am, in sharing love and hope with those around me”
This program is funded in part by the Decentralization Regrant Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. This program, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, is administered by the Tri-County Arts Council. It is free and open to the public (all ages!) and will take place on Saturday, March 28th, at 11am in the Nancy Howe Auditorium at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville NY.