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Celebrating 20th Anniversary

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Dear Bharti,

I was thinking of you this week because a theater in town is presenting an evening of dance from India.  Had it not been for you, this is an art form that I would never have paid attention to or given particular notice.  Now, when I see it in the paper, it immediately grabs my attention.

Mark Nerenhausen
CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust

Dear Bharti,

Congratulations on 20 years. Wow - what a great accomplishment! You are a one-woman dynamo.

Jaye Abbate | President/CEO
ArtServe, Inc.


Bharti Chokshi of is receiving Diversity and Inclusion award of $1000 from Honorary Ken Detzner : Secretary of State of Florida on February 2, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion award receiving from Secretary of State Honorary Kenneth W. Detzner


Thanks to Broward County Cultural Division for assigning Mr. David Schwartz to write Inspiring story on Association of Performing Arts of India


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Celebrating 20 Years

Click Here To View Our BrochureDriven by their passion for Indian Classical Music, Bharti and Dr. Deenbandhu Chokshi were hosting house concerts of Indian Classical music for friends for many years, but one day it came to them that Indian Classical music is so ancient, "we need to let the public enjoy our music." And, so, along with a few friends, on June 5, 1998, they founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Association of the Performing Arts of India.

Based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, the Association of the Performing Arts of India (APAI) was formed to preserve and promote Indian Classical music and dance through concerts, classes and lecture-demonstrations of Indian Classical music and dance. Since 1998, APAI has been the sole organization in the South Florida region to host artists consistently of major international stature within the realm of Indian Classical music and dance, while also serving the needs of the local community through educational outreach.

In the last twenty years, in furtherance of our goal to educate our community about the Indian Classical music and dance, APAI has presented fifty plus concerts and many lecture-demonstrations to schools, libraries, Universities and community colleges. January through April 2009, we offered a course on Indian Classical Dance - "Bharat Natyam" - at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

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