About Surati for Performing Arts and Mission:
Surati for Performing Arts’ mission is to create and present performing arts and cultural experiences that globalize themes rooted in Indian culture, that convey the universal message of equality, inclusion, and unity in diversity, through staged productions, arts-in-education, cultural festivals, educational and interactive workshops. Surati strives for artistic excellence and works with quality artists, administrators, and technicians who are culturally and ethnically diverse, including Asians, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans as well as individuals with learning and physical disabilities. Surati brings its programming to the under-served communities including senior citizens and low-income communities. Representation consists of people from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Through our programming, we try to educate communities about the history and evolution of Indian Performing Arts, while entertaining through classical dance music & theater.
About Rimli Roy
Rimli Roy is an artiste, choreographer, producer, and director who breaks the boundaries of traditional Indian performing art forms and is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the leading award-winning organization Surati for Performing Arts.
Roy has trained in three distinct Indian classical forms by renowned masters in India – Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, and Odissi since age four, and also in piano and Hindustani classical vocals for years.
Rimli’s critically acclaimed original stage production ‘Ramaavan – A Musical’ based on the popular Indian epic ‘The Ramayana’ addresses current social issues, and uses world genres, Indian dance, and music along with an international cast.
Rimli, along with the Surati team, has performed at prestigious venues like the United Nations, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center (DC), The Library of Congress (DC), The Reichhold Center – University of the U.S Virgin Islands, The Alaska Performing Arts Center (AK), The University of the West Indies in Barbados, and The World Financial Center Wintergarden, now known as Brookfield Place, to name a few.