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ACA currently produces an annual season of programming that includes exhibits of traditional visual arts (visual art exhibits are generally scheduled once every two years), concerts and dance performances.  ACA has for decades produced an award winning series of educational programs that are provided free of charge to k-12 students and schools alike in Central Florida.  Past ACA performers have included such eminent artists as: Padma Bhushan winner(one of the highest civilian awards given to an Indian National by the Indian government), Hariprasad Chaurasia; Padma Shri winner Alla Rakha; Sangeet Natak Academy Award winner Shivkumar Sharma, 1992 Grammy winner Zakir Hussain, 1993 Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and the internationally acclaimed double violinist and vocalist L. Shenkar.  ACA has won 8 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts for Artistic Excellence.  Currently the ACA is reaching more than 1,000 k-12 students annually with our continuing education programs. .

ACA currently produces an annual season of programming that includes biannual exhibits of traditional visual arts, concerts and dance performances.  ACA has produced an award winning series of educational programs that are provided free of charge to kindergarten through high school students in Central Florida.  Past ACA performers have included such eminent artists as: Padma Bhushan winner (one of the highest civilian awards given to an Indian National by the Indian government), Hariprasad Chaurasia; Padma Shri winner Alla Rakha; Sangeet Natak Academy Award winner Shivkumar Sharma, 1992 Grammy winner Zakir Hussain, 1993 Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and the internationally acclaimed double violinist and vocalist L. Shenkar.  ACA has won eight awards from the National Endowment for the Arts for Artistic Excellence.  Currently the ACA is reaching more than one thousand students annually with our continuing education programs.

MISSION

To encourage the preservation of the ancient performing arts traditions of Asia and in particular the unique art forms of the Indian subcontinent, as well as expose audiences to contemporary  Asian artists. We seek to increase awareness of these traditions among Asian and non-Asian audiences in an effort to advance and preserve their continued existence in the modern world. We seek to educate students in order to assist in integrating these traditions into the Western mainstream of World Performing Arts.


VISION

Music and dance are the closest forms we have to a universal language and one that cuts across all cultural differences. The performing arts of Asia need  broad-based support if they are to remain alive and inspire future generations. ACA performances and workshops demonstrate, perpetuate and instill appreciation for the use of traditional Indian instruments like the tabla, sitar, harmonium, and santoor; (pick one location on website for naming instruments) traditional Indian dance styles such as folk, Kathak, and Bharat Natyam; and the traditional oral teaching techniques known as the guru-shishya parampara. (Is this capitalized?) In addition, the educational outreach workshops associated with each performance help ACA generate interest in these traditional forms, and  encourage local students to pursue and study these ancient art forms. These elements support ACA’s objective to develop a local corps of talented musicians and dancers well trained in the traditional art forms of Asia. The presence of  acclaimed international artists in the area, and the workshops held at local universities enhances the dialogue about Western and Eastern musical styles.