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The New American Arts Festival

10 - 25 September, 2022

Free and Open to the public

Our Theme for the second edition

InterCulturalism

Roshni aspires to promote Empathy through the Arts. We work with those at the margins. Share stories with them, but more importantly, help them share their own stories.

The New American Arts Festival

is a 2-week event that promotes Diversity and Inclusivity in the Coloradan Performing Arts.

This festival will present Artworks by historically under-represented Cultural groups as well as all genres of Art, Artists, and Audience to raise awareness of Colorado’s vibrant diversity.

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50+ performances at various venues in Aurora and Denver metro

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Theatre, Dance, Storytelling, Magic, Music, Spoken word, etc

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Feature presentations by six under-represented Cultural groups

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Fun activities for the whole family

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Murder at the Museum, a murder mystery where history collides with culture in a fun and interactive way

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Dance and Drums, a flashmob at four locations

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Festival schedule Coming soon

The NAAF - Where Diversity is Inclusive, is 2-weeks multicultural event that will showcase multiple genres of live performances by local cultural groups and artists. 

This year's theme is InterCulturalism and we are highlighting historically under-represented Cultural groups, namely Native Americans, African Americans, Refugees/Immigrants, People with Disabilities and mental illnesses, Seniors, Hispanic/Latino Cultural groups, and LGBTQ 

Team Roshni

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Deepali Lindblom

Festival Director

Deepali is a professional Dancer Actor Storyteller (deepali.ca) she is also the founder of ROSHNI and its Artistic Director.

Deepali has over 12 years of experience in initiating and executing artistic projects, including festivals in various countries. She is thrilled to be spearheading her first festival in the US. Being from the Himalayas (Darjeeling), she is thrilled to make her home in the Rockies. 

In India, I didn’t dance. In Sweden, I decided to dance. In Canada, I reached the height of a professional dancer. But it was only in the US, I realized the power of dance to empower.

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Julie Whalen

Senior Outreach

Julie founded Time4Tap, a senior dance group in Aurora. She also choreographs and performs for several senior groups including performing for the Denver Nuggets.

As a child, I shied away from dancing but in high school, I got the opportunity to choreograph and perform in West Side Story. Though it is one of my most cherished memories, I didn't start dancing again until I was 41 years and at 52, I started tap dancing and started Time4Tap.

Through it, my goal is to help other seniors reawaken their buried aspirations and expressions through Art. I am delighted to be a part of NAAF and hopefully inspire other seniors.

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Rory JS

Visual Artist

My name is Rory. I’m a photographer.
I was raised in Texas.

In my mid-twenties I moved to Sweden with my partner, where we stayed for 5 years until I came to Colorado last March.

By trade, I have been a chef for just over twelve years. I’ve since transitioned out of kitchens and explored all kinds of paths - all of which lead me back to my interest in photography.

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With the Support of: 

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Sponsors

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Contact Us
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The Vintage Theatre,
1468 Dayton St, Aurora, 

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MLK Jr. Library 9898 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora,

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AHM, 15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora

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