San Jose and Silicon Valley

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in San Jose and Silicon Valley that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Special Assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives George Abbott.

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By Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose Abhinaya Dance company productions for Spring 2013 start off this weekend with the restaging of Gandhi on Sunday, March 31st at Ohlone College at 4pm and on Saturday April 6th at Cabrillo College at 7pm.  This repeated performance of our fall 2012 show was made possible by […]

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Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company January 2013 came and went by in a whirl. The year began with remembering my late father by whose initiative and drive alone, my career in dance took off. It was therefore appropriate for the local Indian senior center where he had been active to invite me to give a […]

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Congratulations to ArtPlace’s 104 finalists for 2012-13 Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists represent 72 communities in 33 states, including the Knight resident communities of Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. The finalists were selected based on their potential to transform communities art and culture. The 104 named today were chosen from […]

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Abhinaya Dance Company’s  fall concert on “Gandhi”  received excellent comments by the Silicon Valley audience. With publicity and tickets extending to Zevents, Goldstar, Dancers’ group, etc. we had a significant number of new audiences that had never attended an Indian classical dance performance before.  Some comments here include those from a number of non- Indians […]

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By Mythili Kumar, Abhinaya Dance Company Abhinaya Dance Company recently received a grant from Knight Foundation for our fall and spring production. We are presenting “Gandhi‘ as our fall concert on November 17,18, 2012, here’s some insight into events leading up to this recital. Abhinaya presented an excerpt of the “Gandhi” production as part of […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ – San Jose, California from JD Andrews on Vimeo. Knight Foundation is celebrating its 1,000+ Random Acts of Culture™ with four big, blow-out performances in San Jose, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia. The fun kicked off Sunday, Aug 5 with a 250-person surprise performance at the Target Pops Summer Festival at San […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ surprised employees and guests at Intel’s corporate headquarters Monday June 18! Dancers Karen Gabay and Maykel Solas from Ballet San Jose burst into the lunch room with a bold and beautiful ballroom dance number. Intel requested the event on June 18th so they could include a group of VIP’s from Korea […]

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By ZERO1 staff ZERO1 officially unveiled the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, Seeking Silicon Valley, early this month with two bi-coastal press launch events. Hosted by Boyd Level and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in New York City and San Francisco respectively, ZERO1 is happy to report that attendance was robust and filled with our media friends, […]

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Starting today, the Cinequest film festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley will showcase films created by young people, using their stories as a way to inspire positive social change. Picture the Possibilities empowers young people from all over the world with the innovative tools, mentors and training necessary to produce the films. The program also connects them with leaders […]

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By Randy Bobst-McKay, Symphony Silicon Valley Valentine’s Day brought Carmen to the San Jose International Airport.  Nine Random Acts of Culture™ performances featured Symphony Silicon Valley’s concertmaster on violin and two singers from Opera San Jose bringing to life Bizet’s most familiar music.  The performances at various gates while passengers waited for their flights and at the baggage […]

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