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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 13, 2001: Battery Dance Company will be the first American performing arts ensemble to tour India after the tragic earthquake of January 26th. A special send-off performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 25th, 3:00 p.m. at City Center, Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, New York. The Company will give performances in Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and the City of Ahmedabad, which was devastated by the earthquake. Battery and its partner, the Indo-American Arts Council, will meet with members of the arts communities in each city in a series of town meetings to discuss the strengthening of artistic collaboration and exchange between India and the U.S. The Indo-American Arts will also deliver over US$100,000 in relief funds collected at an art auction fundraiser in New York to help build new homes for the people of Gujarat.