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Naatya Raaga 2015
We are happy to invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Dance and Music Contest, Naatya-Raaga 2015, to benefit projects adopted by OSAAT.
Saturday Feb 7th, 2015 (starting at 9 AM)
o General admission: 2-day pass: $25 per person
o General admission: 1-day pass: $15 per person
o Donor tickets: 1-day pass: $50 per person
o Donor tickets: 2-day pass: $100 per person
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Note: These are two contests on two separate days. Purchase accordingly…
All participants and guests must buy tickets to the event.
Only one complimentary ticket per team will be given to the director.
Children 2yrs and below - Free admission with lap seating only.
Tickets will be not mailed to the postal address for online purchases,
printed proof of paypal payment is enough to obtain wrist band to enter the auditorium.
All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be made after purchase. Ticketing FAQ (fineprint)
Our 2-day music and dance extravaganza was attended by over 1,500 people. It was a superb show by bay area's best dancers and singers represented by over 650 participants from over 50 schools. We sincerely thank ALL the Artistic Directors, Contestants, Judges, Parents and Attendees, Sponsors and Donors. Your participation and generosity made this event a huge success, enabling OSAAT to continue its work.
Our 2-day music and dance extravaganza was attended by over 1,000 people, left speechless by a superb show by bay area's best dancers and singers. We thank all contestants, judges, parents and attendees of this event who this a huge success. We look forward to participation in Naatya Raaga 2011.
I was inspired to write this verse as the competition went along. Each line describes the raga, theme or both, and the last two lines convey my impression of the category on the whole. - Ragavan Manian, Music Contest judge, wrote a spontaneous tamil poem describing the contest experience
சுத்த பங்களாவில் களைப்பாறி
சுந்தர கரஹர பிரியமாக அபிஷேகித்து
நந்த பாலனின் பிறந்த நாளை
உள்ளம் கொள்ளைக் கொண்டதை
என்னென்று சொல்வேன் நான்!
The lamp was lit with Patdeep
There was frolic in the fields of Pahadi
The soul rested in suddha bangala
Kharaharapriya followed, apt for loving worship
And Nand sparked off celebration
The joy in all this stole my heart
In ways I cannot describe!
It was my pleasure to be a judge. My good wishes to all of the participants and I hope they will be great artists one day in the future. - Ustad Surinder Mann, Music contest judge
I had a great time, thankyou!!!! Let me know when I can do something for OSAAT, anytime! - Deepak Ram, Music contest judge
It was a great pleasure to meet fellow judges and to see so many kids doing their jobs so well with full confidence. I wish OSAAT could conduct many more events like this in a year - Jaya Narahari, Music contest judge
Congratulations on organizing this event. It was wonderful hearing the children and adults sing so beautifully and showcase their talent - all this for a good cause - Anu Vakkalagadda, attendee
Thank you for providing my team and me a wonderful platform to showcase our talent and at the same time lend a helping hand to the children in India. Our experience of performing at OSAAT Naatya Raaga for OSAAT in India was a truly enriching one. I would especially like to say thanks to your entire team of volunteers who coordinated the entire event with a smile on their face and answered our questions or gave directions so patiently - Srividya Eswar, Director of Xpressions
Thank you so much for inviting me to do this, it was my true pleasure to listen to some fine young musicians. I hope one day these become great stars and we will have to "Pay" to listen to them :) My most sincere best wishes to them all. - Madan Oak, Music Contest judge
Thanks for inviting me to witness and Judge such a wonderful, enjoyable event. It was a pleasure to see the little kids performing so confidently like adults. I very much appreciate the hard work and tireless effort OSAAT has put in to bring the community together for a noble cause. Wishing you all the very best. - Shakuntala Murthy, Music contest judge
We look forward to helping OSAAT at anytime! It's a wonderful organization and the depth and strength of the volunteer support is a testament to the management! - Aditya Das & Ashidhara Das, Music contest judges
It was a great event and my hearty congratulations to all of you - the unsung OSAAT volunteers - who made this event happen. It must have taken months of planning and hard work to pull it off like you did, truly impressive! It was an honor to support your cause in a very minor way, and I look forward to doing it again. All my best wishes for your continued successes. - Srikanth Chary, Music contest judge
I'm a repeat judge this year. When you asked me to judge this event again, I was more than willing to do so. In my opinion, it's the most well organized event on classical music competition scene. My sincere thanks to the entire OSAAT committee, for letting me be a part of such a noble cause. I'd like to extend my hearty congratulations on a job well done. - Suparna Dangi, Music contest judge
I would like to thank OSAAT for giving me the opportunity to listen to, enjoy and judge the budding talent in the bay area. I wish you and your team all success in all of your future projects. - Rama Thyagarajan, Music Judge Naatya-Raaga 2008
Very well organized! Congratulations to you all. - Sheetal Singhal, Dance contest judge
It was a privilege and an honor for me to help with the cause. I want to congratulate everyone for the success of this event and also commend the organizers, volunteers and participants for their dedication to the mission of OSAAT. I had a wonderful time watching and judging the dances and meeting everyone else. - Rekha Pai, Dance contest judge
I appreciate your dedication for this cause rather - Alpana Narayan Sharma, Dance contest judge
Thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to participate in the event. I will always remember and cherish the experience. I am really touched. All the teams were very good and it was really hard to judge the contest. A great team effort! - Samidha Sathyam, Dance contest judge
We wanted to thank you, Monika and all of OSAAT org for giving us the wonderful opportunity to perform at the OSAAT music competition. All my students enjoyed it very much and look forward to more in the future. - Shuba Gunapu, Director, PAMPA
Thank you for providing a platform for budding talents. It was a wonderful experience for all of us to hear the talented children of the Bay area present a variety of musical styles. Got to hear both Carnatic and Hindustani in one day. Wow! The children are already talking about OSAAT next year. Wish the OSAAT team many more years of talent shows and service to the community. - Sujata Mouleeswaran, Attendee
I thoroughly enjoyed all the programs presented by all the children from different dance schools. We appreciate your efforts to raise funds for such a noble cause. On behalf of Kuchipudi Art center we wish you all the best in your future endeavors... You bet! I am already looking forward for next year's event with you" - Sunita Pendekanti, Director, Kuchipudi Art Center
"Words fail to express my sentiments about how good the show was and how well organized the event was. Hats off to you and your team for a job well executed all for a worthwhile cause. Thank you for making me a part of the event" - Sridevi Iyengar, Naatya-Raaga music contest judge
"Congratulations on the event. It was very well organized and attended, and the proceedings went off very professionally. Please pass on my complements to the entire organizing team on a super job! Thank you also for giving us all the opportunity to participate in your cause. We really appreciate it!" - Srikanth Chary, a bay area Veena teacher
"Can't thank you enough for a wonderful show and for making all this possible for an even more wonderful cause" - Vasudha Krishnaswamy, parent of a dance contest participant
"My student's parents thought it was a very well organized event. Wish you many more years of success to come. Congratulations" - Shreelata Suresh, Founder and Artistic Director, Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy
"Thanks for the well organized competition, and for giving an opportunity to Bay area teachers and students to participate in the event. Looking forward to more such events in future" - Mrs. Shakuntala Murthy, a bay area Carnatic classical music teacher
"Thank you for all your help in the run-up to Saturday's competition. I must say that it was well-organized with a lot of volunteers who were helpful to the dancers and dance teachers. Thanks" - Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Artistic Director, Sankalpa Dance Foundation
"Thanks a bunch for organizing this wonderful competition. Not only was this a good way to raise funds for the schools, but it also gave a great opportunity to the kids to exhibit their talent towards a good cause" - Janani Narayan, Founder and Artistic Director, Nrityakalya Folk Dance Academy
"I just wanted to let you know that today's event was really wonderful, and was very well organized. You must have taken tremendous effort to flawlessly organize such an event - hats off to all the people at OSAAT! I am sure that with this kind of dedicated people working for the organization, OSAAT will have the ability to undertake multiple school projects at a time (not just one at a time). I also thoroughly enjoyed listening to all the performances. Please convey my congratulations to all of them! They were simply amazing, and it was a very, very difficult decision for all of us to judge them" - Abhijit Patait, Naatya-Raaga music contest judge
"Yesterday's program was wonderful. Kudos to you all for organizing such a giant event. We got to see the tremendous amount of talent" - Poornima Ramaprasad, a participant in the music contest
"Excellent job at organizing such a wonderful event. I was fortunate and very glad to be part of the event. I really enjoyed every minute I spent there" - Sangeetha Mani, Naatya-Raaga music contest judge
"Congratulations for putting this superb show together. I can very well imagine the amount of hard work you guys have put in. You will have an overwhelming response next year and will have to extend the program to at least four days to accommodate all the participants" - Jayanthi Umesh, a bay area music teacher and winner of two awards at the Naatya-Raaga music contest
"a great honor for us to participate at your event" - Vishal Ramani, Founder and Artistic Director, Sri Krupa Dance Company
"the best run music competition I've attended. I'm thankful that you invited me, otherwise I may have committed myself to some other event and missed a heart-warming show of talent" - Ragavan Manian, Naatya-Raaga music contest judge
"allow me to congratulate the OSAAT brigade for a fantastic event. Thank you for inviting me to part
of the event" - Nachiketa Sharma, Naatya-Raaga music contest judge
"It was an absolute pleasure for me to judge this dance contest especially for the real good cause!! The volunteers did a 'great' job & we really appreciate the whole event that was very well organized" - Bhuvana venkatesh, Naatya-Raaga dance contest judge
"It was a pleasure to deal with OSAAT. I have been a judge at a number of competitions but I must say that I've found your group to be the most organized and also extremely professional to deal with. I enjoyed the dances and could see the amount of effort put in by each of the teams. So once again, the pleasure was all mine! " - Deepa Prashant, Naatya-Raaga dance contest judge
"It was a very well organized show and we really enjoyed being part of it" - Swati Savale, BollyBeats
"Wonderful effort and great show put up by all of you. My kids had a wonderful time participating in this
event." - Jyothi Lakkaraju, Founder and Artistic Director, Nrityalaya School of Kuchipudi dance, winner of the first place trophy in the Sr. Classical dance category
"It was indeed a magnificent Sunday! Watching all the kids perform so wonderfully was a treat to our eyes as well as to our ears. A big thank you to all the members of OSAAT for making this day a big success. On behalf of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir, I wish your organization a great success in everything that you undertake" - Bhavani Ramesh, a music contest participant, on behalf of Sri rama Lalitha Kala Mandir
"I wish to thank you and other OSAAT team members for providing the kids a venue to showcase their talent. You and other volunteers of OSAAT worked very hard to make this event successful. Congratulations to you all. The kids appreciated and enjoyed the program thoroughly. It was a memorable event for them" - Jayashree Dasarathy, a bay area music teacher, second place winner in the Jr. semi-classical music category