Nava Dance Theatre is awarded California Arts Council: Local Impact Grant for "Drive East: Locally Sourced" a series which reflects the traditional art forms of the Indian community in the Bay Area and feature California-based artists. By occupying the art space in San Francisco, this programming gives voice to the historically marginalized communities of Indian Americans and validates the presence of the growing population of Indians/Indian Americans in the Bay Area.
Drive East: Locally Sourced awards 4 California based artists commissioning fees and production support to premiere new pieces during their concerts at Drive East at Z Below.
Drive East is a classical Indian dance and music festival produced by Navatman, Inc. based in NYC. www.driveeast.org