THYAGARAJA – THE EVOLUTION OF A MUSICIAN SAINT
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 4 pm sharp
Performing Arts Center, Mt. Pleasant High School, 1750 S White Road, San Jose, CA 95127
The event will have a beautiful presentation in English based on SOLFA creations’ acclaimed animation, on the life and work of the Saint. His compositions will be presented live on stage by students of Trinity Center of Music who have been classically trained by Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. The roots of Carnatic music can be traced back to the 12th century. Mrs. Anuradha Sridhar’s knowledge comes from Saint Thyagaraja, considered one of the best Carnatic musicians of his time. Mrs. Anuradha Sridhar’s great-great-grandfather was a direct disciple of Thyagaraja.
Inspired by Aram Sei’s annual signature event, SPARK – Compete for a cause, Mrs. Anuradha Sridhar decided to partner with Aram Sei to present this Celebration of Saint Thyagaraja. Her students will also participate in an Aram Sei organized volunteer day at a local school in San Jose that has children attending from low income families.
Aram Sei is a registered 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization, supporting grassroots charities worldwide doing work in areas of education and health care.
This event is currently sold out.
Aram Sei’s “Fitness Social” Dance Workshop
Aram Sei invites you, your friends and family to a fun an enjoyable dance fitness workshop with worldanz and Bombay Jam. Wear your fun hat and bring your enthusiasm,- and of course your kids, friends and family to sessions of joyful dancing, loud music and lots of smiles.
Register Now for this Free Event.
Sanhiti presents “Therukoothu”
Aram Sei is very excited and honored to be partnering with the one and ONLY, Sanhiti again for their 11th annual production! “Theru” Koothu. As always, this year’s show promises to be mind-blowing with the concept revolving around reminiscing memories of the street one lived in, back home in India.
Come join us on April 8/9 to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful ride as the talented artistes take you on a nostalgic journey through their dance, while supporting our noble cause.
Please refer to the attached poster for information including show times
Spark 2016 – September 24, 2016
Aram Sei’s ‘Spark – Compete For A Cause’, scheduled for September 24, 2016, Saturday at Hoover theater, Park Avenue, San Jose, CA.
‘Spark – Compete For A Cause’ includes team based competitions in Quiz, Debate, Dance, Music and Drama for children from Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School. Spark provides a great opportunity for parents to work with a non-profit partner like us to enhance your child(ren) overall achievement. Additionally, Spark provides children a platform to showcase their talents while getting involved in serving the community.
Event Details Below:
Event Website: spark.aramsei.org
Registration Fee: $15
Date: September 24th 2016, Saturday
Venue: Hoover theater, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
There are many exciting prizes to be won including awards for the winners and participation certificates for all! Registration for Spark is now open at spark.aramsei.org.
Aram Sei at Sevathon – June 26th 2016
Futures Re(a)d Carpet Literacy
Smaran Performing Arts and Aram Sei presents SMARAN DANCE FESTIVAL – 2015 with exciting programs.
Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
Archana Raja – Bharatanatyam;
Divija Bhimaraju – Kuchipudi;
Jeevika Bhat – Odissi;
Meena Vemuri – Kuchipudi; and
Supriya Sasikumar – Mohiniyattam.
We are most humbled to have such a talent being part of Smaran Dance Festival – 2015
The biggest highlight of this year’s festival is a performance by one of the great Bharatanatyam exponent, Indira Kadambi, from Chennai India.
Not forgetting to mention that all the earnings at this festival goes to this year’s projects at Aram Sei. For more details about the project, please visit the Projects page.
Aram Sei SPARK 2015
Aram Sei’s second annual signature event, ‘Spark – Compete For A Cause’, is scheduled for September 12, 2015!
‘Spark – Compete For A Cause’ has something for everyone. Spark includes team based competitions in Quiz, Debate, Dance, Music and Drama and an Arts & Crafts workshop for children from Elementary, Middle and High School and Preschool.
For more information, click here.
We are very pleased to announce that Aram Sei is partnering with Sevathon for the third consecutive year. We cordially invite you all to join us in being a part of this healthy and noble initiative and make an impact.
Aram Sei Presents “Open Quiz 2015” on Mar 1st 2015
It gives us a great pleasure to announce our first fund raiser event on March 1, 2015, Aram Sei & K2SAT present Open Quiz 2015. We have once again been fortunate to secure and retain the partnership with K2SAT, our sponsor of three years, who immediately confirmed their support to Aram Sei in 2015!
Sanhiti’s 10th Annual Production: Maayajaal on Sep 2014
Bay Area’s first ‘Smaran Dance Festival 2014’
‘Kondattam and Devi Sri Prasad’ Live In Concert on July 2014
Aram Sei was identified as a beneficiary for this high energy Concert that was held on July 13th, Sunday 3:30 to 9:00PM at San Jose Event Center, San Jose, CA. Many thanks to the generosity of the show producers. We thank Devi Sri Prasad and the event organizers for identifying us as one of the the beneficiary.
‘Sevathon’ 2014 on June 22nd 2014 at Baylands park, Sunnyvale
Aram Sei had over 65 participants who took part in various events – walkathon/runathon or Yogathon at Sevathon ’14. Check out our Aram Sei Facebook for pictures and related news.
Thanks for making this event a great success. For any further information, please contact us or visit www.aramsei.org/sevathon
Stay Tuned for Sevathon 2015!!
‘Baalya’ by Nrityakalya Dance Company on May 2014
Nrityakalya Dance Company’s first home production – ‘Baalya’ was a great success. This dance drama presented by Nrityakalya’s first batch of students depicts childhood stories of mythological characters. We are honored to be their first beneficiary and congratulate them for conducting a successful event.
Aram Sei thanks Baalya for choosing us. Looking forward for many more productions from Nrityakalya Dance Company.
Aram Sei successfully organized its inaugural signature event: ‘SPARK – Compete for a cause’ on May 10, 2014. It was a Music, Quiz & Dance event conducted between grades Five and Twelve. For any further information, please contact us or visit http://spark.aramsei.org/.
‘7 – a musical celebraseven’ by Ilayaragam on Nov 2013
Aram Sei was supported by Ilayaragam, a south-indian music troup based in the bay area through their annual production. ‘7 – a musical celebraseven’, Ilayaragam’s 7th production was attended by over 900 bay area music enthusiasts on 2nd Nov 2013.
Thanks Ilayaragam for choosing Aram Sei as the beneficiary.
‘Karadi Tales’ – Diwali special on Oct 2013
The talent behind Sanhiti‘s extravagant shows each year will be hosting the Diwali event at the Almaden Library. Dance workshop with Priya Krish, Craft workshop with Subashinee Krishnamurthy and Story workshop with Roopa Suresh. To register for this free event visit
‘Step it up – Zumba’ – Aram Sei Fundraiser on Aug 2013
Janz conducted a fundraiser for Aram Sei at The Dance Studio – Cupertino. It was a fun event which involved doing good to both your body and to the community.
A successful event which was well received by the community.
Aram Sei at ‘Sevathon’ on July 2013
Over 25 people ran on behalf of Aram Sei at Sevathon 2013, organized by the India Community Center, on July 14th at the Sunnyvale Baylands Park. This event is aligned with Aram Sei’s focus on healthcare in addition to education. Aram Sei supporters had a great time running for a great cause!
Sanhiti presents ‘Elements – Crossing Boundaries’ on June 2013
Aram Sei partnered with Sanhiti, Bay Area’s leading dance group, to produce and organize Elements – Crossing Boundaries. This show was attended by over 1200 people and was conducted in support of The Grateful Garment Project and Community Health and Education Society. Hope you will enjoy this video.
‘Masala by Visweta’ on Mar 2013
Over 1000 Bay Area residents joined us for Masala, Aram Sei’s first major fundraising event this year in partnership with Visweta. Aram Sei’s booth was abuzz with donors and well-wishers queuing up to pledge support. Many of the donors expressed interest in joining us as volunteers as well. Check out the photographs from Masala!
Aram Sei’s – ‘Infinitheism – Mahatria’s discourse on Relationships’ on Oct 2012
On 27th Oct 2012, Aram Sei and Infinitheism came together to deliver Mahatria’s discourse on Relationships. This was the very first event for Infinitheism in the Bay Area and the take-away from the discourse resonated very well with the values espoused by Aram Sei.
Aram Sei first Major fundraiser – ‘Perceptions’ by Sanhiti on March 2012
Over 1200 Bay Area residents ushered in the spring season by attending Perceptions, Aram Sei’s first major fund raising event this year. Perceptions was Sanhiti‘s 8th annual production and was a mesmerizing show that brought together dance, lighting, and special effects to deliver an immersive experience for the audience.
All proceeds from Perceptions will go towards education and health of underprivileged children in India. Perceptions turned out to be a watershed event for Aram Sei. The audience responded with enthusiasm by donating generously to Aram Sei’s cause. We are happy to announce that we have already raised enough funds to support over 250 children! On behalf of all the volunteers of Aram Sei, a big Thank You to all our supporters!