• Viva Kultura Knoxville USA 2018

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    Viva Kultura is an internationally acclaimed performing arts group made up of 40 artists from 15 different countries, including South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, India, Estonia, Belarus, and many more. They aim to show the world the power of unity across cultures. This is a one-of-a-kind event because it is not common to see artists from so many different cultures sharing the stage.

    Viva Kultura has toured Poland, Australia, Brazil, India and Moldova with their productions for the past 25 years.

    Questions about the Viva Kultura's name and slogan:
    Viva Kultura means "long live culture" in Latin. We believe that culture includes the full range of human expression, and through our show we present a culture of cross-cultural respect, wonder and appreciation.

    Our slogan is "cultural empathy through the arts" - empathy means to feel what another person is feeling. We believe that the arts are a powerful medium to make a person feel what another is feeling, and thus become a kinder and more empathetic person.

    Questions about the content of the show:
    Our whole idea is to make ancient wisdom accessible and entertaining. We want to entertain our audiences, make them feel something beyond themselves, and leave them probing a little bit deeper into life's deeper questions.

    One of our two main acts is a musical theatre portrayal of the ancient epic Ramayana. The other is a contemporary theatre piece which explores the journey of an Emperor as he realizes he only has seven days left to live and grapples with life's most complicated questions. These stories will be presented through various mediums - dance, music, martial arts, poetry and theatre. Here's a short trailer of our show : https://www.youtube.com/wat...... .

    We will also have a talented martial artist from Estonia, who gives a thrilling show with ancient sword-fighting and other martial arts techniques.

    We have a soul-stirring singer from Ukraine who performs during the show; as well as two hip-hop master dancing identical twins from Russia.

    We have Sankhya dance company, an internationally renowned Bharatanatyam dance group. Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form. gaur.

    Let me know if you want more videos or photos to be run with the segment, I have some high quality ones I can send you.

    It would be good to use the segment to highlight the event itself and where tickets can be bought.

    To simplify things you can think of these key phrases which are the main themes:
    Our aim is to convey ancient wisdom to a modern world
    Our aim is to help people feel empathy for those of different cultural backgrounds
    We do this through music, dance, martial arts, theater and spoken word poetry. Show less
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