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Rifka Mayani helps give KSU its Year of India

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen
September 2017
Rifka Mayani helps give KSU its Year of India



Rifka Mayani of Tandav Themes Dance Academy is Executive Director of Enterprise Systems & Services at Kennesaw State University, and is also on KSU’s Dance Faculty. She is President of their Indian Faculty and Student Association (IFSA) this year and next, and is on the organizing team for KSU’s Year of India 2017- 18 (see http://dga.kennesaw.edu/yearof/india/schedule.php).

Featuring a full calendar of academic and cultural events exploring India's rich political, economic, and artistic history, the Year of India offers Kennesaw State students and members of the Atlanta community a variety of ways to engage with Indian culture.


As choreographer for one of the first events in KSU's Year of India, the rarely-performed one-act opera by Gustav Holst called Savitri, Rifka Mayani was interviewed by Lois Reitzes for City Lights on WABE 90.1 FM (see link below).

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1:02-24:22: Kennesaw professor Todd Wedge, choreographer Rifka Mayani, and KSU vocal student Deondria West speak with Lois Reitzes about their production of rarely-performed one-act opera by Gustav Holst called “Savitri.”


Rifka Mayani (right), choreographer of KSU's production of Savitri, with some of her dancers who portrayed the King Ashtapati​; Satyavan - the husband​; and Savitri - the devoted wife who wins her husband's life back from the Lord of Death, Yama.

[The article above contains additional material not in the print and digital issues.]

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