Art, Dance, Dining, and Music...

Added THU, AUG 31ST 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Art Practical to Feature LAP Artists
Art Practical feature on Jonas Becker

We are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership between Montalvo and the Bay Area online arts magazine, Art Practical.

Through winter 2017, Art Practical's contributing writers will serve as Lucas Artists Program (LAP) columnists-in-residence, creating a series of articles that go behind the scenes of our residency program and explore the creative work of Artist Fellows. This new content will be published on Art Practical's website and on the LAP's Open Access Blog

Click the button below to visit the blog and learn more about this exciting collaboration -- and keep checking in over the course of the next few months as new content is added!

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Activist, Artist, Visionary:
Meet Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai


Internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, writer, and activist Mallika Sarabhai is a transformative figure in contemporary Indian dance and theater. She has participated in projects initiated by the United Nations; she has also received two Medailles D'Honneur for Exemplary Courage and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters -- both from the French government. And this September, she present two days of exciting events right here at Montalvo!

First, on Monday, September 18 at 9:30am and 11:30am, she will lead her dance troupe in two performances of Ramayana: The Indian Epic -- the tale of the virtuous Prince Rama, who must rescue his beloved Sita when she is kidnapped by a demon king. This classic struggle between good and evil is reimagined in the dance style of Bharatanatyam. Tickets to these daytime performances in our outdoor Garden Theatre are just $10 for adults and $7 for children!

On Tuesday, September 19 from 6-10pm, join Mallika again for a very special evening of dinner and conversation
This fundraising event for our arts and education programs offers a unique opportunity to meet the artist as she discusses her creative process and career. After that, you'll enjoy a delicious three course dinner with wine held on the front veranda of the historic Villa, provided by Jalsa Catering

Reserve your tickets to these unforgettable events today by clicking the button below or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Last Chance: Gladys Knight, September 7
Gladys Knight

It's your last chance to get tickets to see the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight next Thursday, September 7 at 8pm in our fabulous outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.

Knight, a seven-time Grammy winner, has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. Many of her celebrated 1960s and 1970s recordings as frontwoman for Gladys Knight & The Pips are still considered classics of the Motown sound. Don't miss this opportunity to hear her live!

When you get tickets, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace -- our pre-concert dinner experience on the front veranda of the historic Villa catered by ModernTaste. The menu for this concert includes roasted salmon with fresh fruit salsa, a quinoa, feta, and arugula salad, mixed vegetables, and a Meyer lemon tart for dessert. It's a great way to make a night of it at Montalvo!

Tickets are limited, so don't wait! Click the button below to reserve your seats today.


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Tue, September 5, 6pm: Mindful Ikebana as Moving Meditation 
Thu, September 7, 8pm: Gladys Knight LIMITED AVAILABILITY! 
Sun, September 10, 4pm: Food & Wine Classic LIMITED AVAILABILITY! 
Mon, September 18, 9:30am & 11:30am: Ramayana: The Indian Epic 
Tue, September 19, 6pm: An Evening with Mallika Sarabhai 
Wed, September 20, 7pm: George Thorogood & The Destroyers 
Mon, September 25, 4pm: ArtistConnect 
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Photo Credits: NZ / Jonas Becker, Same Rock, 2017 / Nataraja Vandamam 

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