Art of Living Launches “ALAP” with a Musical Extravaganza

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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The Art of Living launched the Art of Living Academy of Performing Arts (ALAP) with an inaugural concert, “Naad Rang” on July 25, 2014 with great splendor. Held at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra (W), Mumbai, this concert ran to a full house.

The program included innovative events like a choir that sang raga-based songs in a harmonic format, performances of classical dances including a recital, a flute-based meditation, and live painting. ALAP, which aims to bring the youth to the classical fold once again, will be scheduling classes and workshops in classical and folk music, dance, theater, painting, sculpture, poetry and traditional martial arts throughout India, including Mumbai, combining these with the ancient science of Naad Yoga – music with pranayama and dhyana (meditation).

It envisions bringing together people from diverse countries and backgrounds who will connect minds through the universal language of music and art by working to bring these arts and the appreciation of it to millions across the world, regardless of social and economic barriers, and facilitate individual growth by integrating it in daily life.

Dr. Manikantan Menon, the director of ALAP said, “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the guiding force behind the formation of the ALAP, which is committed to the development of classical, and folk arts, particularly Indian arts. The Academy’s goal is to create not just a society of art lovers but serve as a platform and launch-pad for art performers and also for young children, including the under-privileged, to be nurtured into great artists.”

Dr. Menon, who graduated in BAMS from the Government Ayurvedic College in Kerala, is a composer of many popular bhajans sung in The Art of Living world-wide satsangs/Sumeru Sandhya concerts.

Source: Fresh Press Journal

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