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One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram’s captivating performances are at once sensual and lyrical, and have earned them a spot on The New York Times’ Best Dance of the Year list two years in a row.
Point of Pride
The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB was the very first academic department dedicated to the study of Asian Americans at a major research university, and the first department in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies.