When: March 28, 2010 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular of India’s classical dance styles. It is a dynamic and precise dance style where huge repertoires of hand movements are used to convey moods and expression. Bharatanatyam is well known for its rhythmic, vigorous footwork, crisp movements and sculpture-like poses.
Kathak by Shivani Dave and Group
The North Indian Classical dance, Kathak, originated as the art of stoyrtelling. The word Kathak is derived from “katha” meaning story; hence, “Kathakas” refers to stories which are depicted through dance. Kathak is now regarded as a sophisticated art form which requires the performer’s virtuousity to encompass three main elements: Bhava-mood, Raag-melody, and Taal-rhythm. Instrumental Segment will be by Mrs. Varada Iruvanti. Mrs. Iruvanti will play the ancient Indian string instrument, Veera. It will be a mix of classical and light style.
Snacks and beverages will be served.