Mandala Arts presents a new approach to its annual celebration of Diwali in a world premiere, Diwali: Illumination. Directed by Founder and Executive Artistic Director Pranita Nayar and choreographed by Nejla Yatkin with the dancers, the evening-length work combines contemporary dance, jazz, ballet, and inspiration from South Asian dance genres to depict the victory of light over darkness using the power of the four elements—water, air, earth, and fire. Acclaimed jazz musician Fareed Haque provides an original Indo-jazz score.