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Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Presented by Cincinnati Arts Association

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  • Apr 5 , 2014
  • 8:00PM
  • Aronoff Center
  • Procter & Gamble Hall
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  • $45.00

Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Presented by Cincinnati Arts Association

HALF-PRICE STUDENT RUSH discount tickets are available two hours before curtain (5:00-7:00 PM); limit (2) tickets with a valid student ID.

WNKU interview with Kanniks Kannikeswaran, the award-winning composer and director of Shanti.

Shanti: A Journey of Peace is an expansive and collaborative performance that explores the meanings and message of peace, joy, and the interconnectedness of us all through dance, music, and images of India. Representing the ultimate meeting of Western and Eastern cultures, this acclaimed multi-media performance –- which premiered to a capacity audience on May 1, 2004 at the University of Cincinnati’s Great Hall and launched the Indo-American choral movement in the US –- will be recreated at the Aronoff Center with a 150-member combined choir from the Greater Cincinnati Indian Community Choir, Young Professionals' Choral Collective of Cincinnati, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church Choir, Martin Luther King Coalition Chorale, and MUSE – Cincinnati’s Women Choir; a Western chamber orchestra, and an ensemble of traditional Indian instruments. This 10th anniversary performance of Shanti will be performed with a musical score that cuts across cultures, integrating choral and orchestral harmony with the ancient raga traditions of India; multi-genre Indian classical and folk dances; and spectacular imagery.

Shanti is an important milestone for Cincinnati, signifying the continued metamorphosis of the metro region into a melting pot of cultures, and adding yet another dimension to its thriving arts and culture scene. 

Shanti is created by Kanniks Kanniksewaran, an internationally-known, award-winning, and visionary local composer, music educator, and scholar whose work has been performed in and has had an impact in several parts of the world. 

Visit the Shanti website.