July 23, 2012
Bharata Natyam Performance at City Center

“Buddha’s Birth” – Bharata Natyam Performance dealing with the story of Siddhartha’s Birth.

City Center Dining Room
Monday, August 6, 7:30pm
By donation

Bharata Natyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India. The revival of Bharata Natyam by pioneers such as E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi Arundale brought the dance out of the temple precincts and onto the proscenium stage though it retained its essentially devotional character. Today Bharata Natyam is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers all over India. Due to its wide range of movements and postures and the balanced melange of the rhythmic and mimetic aspects lends itself well to experimental and fusion choreography. [from www.artindia.net]

Dance: Annalisa Migliorini
Narrator: Dario Doshin Girolami