About Saxophone Sisters & Dance Flash Mob: Mona Khan Dance Company

LAVANYA & SUBBALAXMI are quite different from other musicians you meet. What sets them apart is the virtue of their choice of instrument and talent. They are the only accomplished women Saxophonists in India today. Music is in their blood. Their father is a mridangist, grandfather was a musician in the erstwhile Royal Court of Mysore and there are more than 10 percussionists in their family.

Saxophone Sister’s musical journey began at the age of six with vocal and violin training. At the age of 15, they began to learn saxophone from the Indian Saxophone maestro, Padmashree Dr. Kadri Gopalnath. Since then there has been no looking back and they have successfully earned themselves the name — ‘Saxophone sisters’. Their musical repertoire ranges from Carnatic music, Hindustani, Fusion, Western to Jazz.

Saxophone sister’s appearances throughout the world include- The Little Chilli Festival of Asian Music at Purcell Hall, The Bath International Music Festival at Bath Guild Hall, The festival of One City One World at Nottingham among many others. They have performed over 5000 performances until now both on national and international grounds and travelled more than 17 countries. They are the recipients of the Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka, Padmabharathi award, Yuvakala bharathi award to name a few. And also they have made an entry to the Limca Book of Records for being the only women Saxophonists in the country.

The Mona Khan Company is a critically acclaimed Bollywood dance & fitness company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their dance troupe has an extensive repertoire which includes performances with numerous Bollywood singers and actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan. In 2010, the Mona Khan Company was chosen out of 70,000 acts across the nation to be in the Top 48 on the NBC show, America’s Got Talent, Season 5! The company has also performed at an NBA half-time show, and they represented Bollywood dance at the prestigious San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. In 2013, they performed at an Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. in honor of President Obama’s second term in office!

In addition to performing, the Mona Khan Company offers more than 80 dance classes a week for ages 3 and up, and is actively involved in local community causes. Bombay Jam®, their fitness program, is the the fitness industry’s first Bollywood certification offering.

Event Info:

  • Mona Khan Flash Mob, 12:30 PM
    Saxophone Sisters, 1 PM
    Sunday, 15th June 2014
  • Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102