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Beyond Bollywood Dance Series: Chaksam-pa & Aerodance (Asian Art Museum)

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Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Adults: $20, Seniors: $17, College/Youth: $14

Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

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Beyond Bollywood Dance Series with Chaksam-pa and Aerodance is a rare opportunity to experience ceremonial dances from Tibet and India performed by acclaimed local dance companies at Asian Art Museum as part of Beyond Bollywood’s events and performances.

In tandem with the special exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art, delight in two dance companies presenting the traditions of Tibet and India. Chaksam-pa will perform rarely seen Tibetan ceremonial pieces including the skeleton dance, a purification dance, and the Chöd ritual. Aerodance will present dances praising many of the Hindu gods and goddesses including Ganesha, Krishna, Shiva, and Durga. Help to keep the cultural traditions of these two countries alive as you experience firsthand the ceremonial and ritual significance of dance.

Beyond Bollywood Dance Series:

Chaksam-pa and Aerodance

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 1p-3p
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, SF
Buy Tickets – Adults: $20, Seniors: $17, College/Youth: $14

  • This is a ticket to the program and General Admission
  • Tickets can be upgraded to include the special exhibition on the day of your visit.
  • Space is limited; we recommend arriving early to ensure a spot.


Chaksam-pa is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by former artists from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India. Chaksam-pa artists are among the most experienced in performing traditional Tibetan opera, music and dance. Their mission is to share the unique art of Tibetan traditional forms and to preserve Tibet’s endangered artistic tradition. Chaksam-pa in Tibetan means “The Iron Bridge.” As performing artists, they are the artistic bridge between Tibetan performing arts and the global community.

Aerodance is a premier school of dance established in Fremont, California in 1999 by artistic director Ranjani Avijit. Specializing in Indian semi-classical, Bollywood, folk, classical, fusion and other ethnic dance forms, the school has become a forerunner in winning Bay Area dance competitions. It is a pioneer in issuing certificates for semi-classical dance courses and takes pride in promoting semi-classical dance as an art form.

This performance is co-presented with Worlds Arts West.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $20*
*Adults: $20, Seniors: $17, College/Youth: $14
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person, Sponsored
Address: 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA