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Bharatanatyam & Folk Dance Performance
DANCE: STORYTELLING THROUGH MOVEMENT
Bharatanatyam, a major form of Indian classical dance – reflecting 2000+ years of tradition- tells a story. In Indian mythology, there are three main gods: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the protector) and Shiva (the destroyer). It is said that Shiva, who is also known as the lord of dance, created Bharatanatyam. The first syllable ‘Bha’ stands for Bhava [mood], the second syllable ‘ra’ stands for Rasa [sentiment], and the third syllable ‘ta’ stands for Tala [rhythm], the three important aspects of the form.
Sindhura school of Dance, led by Priya Krishnan will showcase the elegance and beauty of this classical Indian dance form through innovative set pieces. Combining rhythm, hand gestures and facial expressions, these dances will convey exotic tales from Indian mythology and folklore. As an artform that draws from many aspects of the extremely diverse Indian culture, the program will also incorporate fusion from the folk dances. This program will provide individuals an opportunity to learn and explore diverse cultures and histories.
This event is cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
ABOUT PRIYA KRISHNAN
Priya was trained under the tutelage of Smt. Padmini Ramachandran at her acclaimed dance school Natya Priya in Bangalore, India. Priya Krishnan's many accomplishments include the title of Natya Saraswati by the Bharatha Academy of Fine Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She taught Bharatanatyam at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY and then at Denver, CO. She has also performed across the USA and Canada at several events.
This program is appropriate for ages 8 and above. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below)