Monday, January 20, 2014

‘EarthBeat’ by Shakti Caravan Project

Lovely coverage of the Rotary Club recital & performances by friends at

‘EarthBeat’ by Shakti Caravan Project - Jan 14, 2014
By Vajrasar Goswami | Published:  

Under the joint collaboration of Udaipur Shakti Works and The Vanaver Caravan (Shakti Caravan Project), an International Dance & Music evening, ‘EarthBeat’ was organized by Rotary Club, Udaipur today evening.
Bill and Livia, along with other members of Vanaver Caravan presented an assortment of dance and musical performances, enthralling the audience with artistic flavors from various corners of the world.
Rita Dixit of Shakti Global Dancers informed, “Shakti Caravan is a project to save and spread art forms of India. Vanaver Caravan, at its end is an American group where dancers from across the globe come together to collaborate and perform”.
The audience were treated to Bakawali Nautch, Maculele (Brazil), Kopanitsa (Bulgaria), Erev Shel Shoshanim “Evening of Roses” (Yemen/Israel), Nigun Atik (Israel), Salty Dog Rag (USA), Salip (Philippines), Hip Hop/Bollywood Dance, South African Gumboot Dance, Irish Drum & Dance and Hangman’s Reel (Canada).
A performance titled “Break the Chain” by Shakti Global Dancers was dedicated to a global movement for women against violence (One Billion Rising).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Vanaver Caravan hits the Ground Dancing

Vanaver Caravan Arrival Press Conference & Media Response 

VC & BMCT brief the Udaipur media on their 2014 "Caravan Shakti Exchange" world dance program including presentations by Bill & Livia Vanaver, dancer/choreographer Miranda ten Broeke, BMCT director Premilla Dixit Nag, Raj Kumar Menaria of Sensei Raj Martial Arts Academy, Madhu Sareen of the Rotary Club, Bharat Verma of Heartbeators' Dance School and Lady Pulvi Mistry.
January 6, 2014 at Nirvana Cafe, Sajjangarh Rd, Azad Nagar
Livia, Miranda and Bill open press conference with a Québécois step dance

Appreciative reviews the next day from the big local newspapers