The South Asian Times

16 December 2019 07:35 AM

Doctors dance for a cause

Muttontown, NY: The Mudra Foundation, the non-profit that uses art to help causes, is back with an interesting new project. This time, they are having doctors who dance.

Titled Jeevan Tarang, an Indian phrase that translates to “the rhythms of life,” seems to be an apt title for a program that showcases healers who dance. Jeevan Tarang will be an evening of Indian music and dance by The Mudra Foundation, showcasing performing artists from the medical fraternity to benefit CRY America. The performance will be held June 16th at the Maguire Theater, SUNY Old Westbury.

“They are physicians who also happen to be performing artists,” said Muttontown resident Dr. Arti Datta, President and Artistic Director of the non-profit, “We dug deep to discover this treasure trove of talent among the medical community.”

According to the program description, the performing doctors are not mere hobbyists but accomplished artists with solid classical training who had put aside their performing talents when they got into medical school and got busy with the profession of healing.

“There is a priceless stash of hidden talent in the medical community that deserves to be showcased,” said Dr. Datta, “The Mudra Foundation is excited to provide a forum for them.”

In a series of intricately choreographed classical and semi-classical pieces, the doctors will perform alongside student artists of the non-profit. The beneficiary this year will be CRY

The Mudra Foundation has previously done several shows to help a range of causes that include the Guide Dog Foundation and Sankara Eye Foundation, as well as raise funds for natural disaster relief like the Nepal earthquake and more recently, Puerto Rico. 

For more details and ticketing information for their latest event visit


Update: 15 June, 2019