Gajamukha: Indian Dancers to Perform in Vermillion Art and dance lovers will enjoy an upcoming special presentation by Gajamukha, the Musical Temple Dance Ballet of India.
The group will perform in Vermillion as part of their North American tour scheduled for September through November.
Siouxland India Cultural Association, in collaboration with The University of South Dakota's Program Council, The Bush Grant and Vermillion High School, are proud to present Dr. Jayanthi Raman's Gajamukha, a spectacular Indian Dance group that will be performing at the Vermillion High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. The performance will be preceded by an authentic Indian dinner catered by Indian Gardens Restaurant in Sioux Falls.
Tickets for the event are on sale at the Super 8 Motel and are $10 in advance and $12 at the door the night of the performance. University student admission is free with a valid student ID card.
Tickets for the dinner are $6 and are also available at Super 8. Student meal tickets are on sale at the Student Activity Center office in the Coyote Student Center.
The 12-member ensemble cast of dancers and musicians are one of India's most illustrious cultural ambassadors, introducing international audiences to the power and magic of South Indian classical music and dances. Gajamukha debuts in the United States as a new full-length ballet based on ancient texts that date back 2,000 years. Classical yet accessible to Western audiences, Gajamukha is a spiritual, musical and theatrical drama.
In addition to the main performance, the artists will be giving a lecture-demonstration at the Colton Recital Hall at The University of South Dakota's School of Fine Arts on Sept. 14.
People of all cultures, ethnic groups and persuasions are invited to experience this event. For more information please contact Kathleen Adamson and Brian Gadeken of Program Council at (605) 677-5334.