Shakti Caravan 2018

Photo by R.J. Partington from our 2016 school performance at Happy Hours School in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Photo by R.J. Partington from our 2016 school performance at Happy Hours School in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.


It's a family reunion! Livia Vanaver, Bill Vanaver, and their youngest son, Gabriel Vanaver, fly out to Pondicherry in southern India today to teach a three week dance and music program at the Akiyam school in Auroville. The focus will be on stories and folktales from around the world, which incorporate themes of non-bias, kindness, and respect for other cultures.

Auroville itself will celebrate its 50th year anniversary this month and the Vanavers will be there to bring together the many diverse communities who make the utopia what it is. Song, dance, and celebration is sure to follow. 

After Auroville, Livia and Bill head to Udaipur, Rajasthan, to visit our Shakti Caravan founding partners at the Shakti Academy of Performing Arts and Healing. 

But that's not all! This April, Samantha, Brian, and Joel (three Vanaver Caravan Compan members and Shakti Caravan teaching artists), will be heading back to the Happy Hours School in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to put together a large-scale world dance performance with the students there. 

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Happy Holidays from the Vanaver Caravan!

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As 2017 comes to an end, we, at The Vanaver Caravan, look towards the future with an intention to break down barriers between people which should never have existed in the first place. 

We will do this the same way we have for the past 45 years: By celebrating, through dance and music, the humanity in everyone.

We invite you to celebrate with us this Holiday Season! Help us to bring the joy of celebration to a world that needs it today.  

In other news... 

SpringDance 2018 classes begin on January 8th. If you haven't registered, there are still spots available.

Back to India We Go!


Shakti Caravan, our partnership umbrella in India, is gearing up for another winter season of teaching, exchanging dances, and sharing our mission of peace and activism across the globe! Livia and Bill will be teaching at the Akiyam School in Auroville. 

Wherever you are, Whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!