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Rhythm Across Borders: Trailblazing Women of Classical Indian Dance in the USA
February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship for a community seminar featuring three of the earliest founders of internationally recognized Bharata Natyam dance companies in the U.S. This event will celebrate the artists’ journeys as scholars, performers and choreographers, showcasing their achievements as transformative contributors to the arts. Local dance school directors will join in a discussion on the invaluable role immigrants play in shaping and enriching the cultural fabric of our society.
Rathna Kumar: Founder and Director, Anjali Center for Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
Ranee Ramaswamy: Founder and Founding Artistic Director of Ragamala Dance Company (Minneapolis, MN)
Hema Rajagopalan: Founder and Artistic Director of Natya Dance Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Local guest artists:
Mathura Alladi: Director, Jathiswara School of Dance and Music, Gainesville, FL
Vinata Vedam-Mai: Director, Nrityakshetra school of Dance and Music, Gainesville, FL
Free parking in the lot south of the building. Refreshments will be served.
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