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Bharatanatyam & Folk Dance Performance

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. 

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This program is appropriate for ages 8 and above. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below)

Date:
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch:
Reston Regional Library
Categories:
History/Culture Make/Create > Arts & Crafts
Audience:
  Adults     General Interest  

Registration is required. There are 45 seats available.

FCPL Event Guidelines

Dance is literacy. It has vocabulary, uses grammar …, much like traditional forms of literacy... dance holds unique power and potential …representing knowledge because the dancing body simultaneously serves as object and subject, actor and action, writer and the written, speaker and the spoken, self and the expression of self. … In our digital, global world, being literate requires … using combinations of various forms of text: the written word, digital imagery and through the body. (Leonard, Hall, Herro, 2015).

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