Classical dance from India will be performed April 20

Classical dance from India will be performed April 20
Shambhavi Vaze and Parimal Phadke, dancers from India, will bring two classical dance styles, namely Kathak from North India and Bharatanatyam from South India, on a single stage in Vermillion.

Shambhavi and Parimal will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Vermillion High School Auditorium, and explore the contrasts and similarities between the two styles.

The juxtaposition of these two styles becomes the forte of Nritya Sangam.


After a triumphant tour of the United States in 2005, with 18 theatrical concerts, workshops and lecture demos, Shambhavi and Parimal are coming up with a completely new Avatar of Nritya Sangam, a one of its kind "Jugalbandi" of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance forms.

During their performance, Shambhavi becomes the Laasya (feminine dance) with her soft and graceful dance. Parimal is Tandava (masculine dance) with his firm and energetic dance. Both create fireworks on stage through their rhythmic "Sawaal Jawaab."

Nritya Sangam becomes a metaphor for eternal blend of energy, form and content.

With a rare combination of masculine vigor and feminine grace, the dancers present a blend of the two richest dance styles of India.

The performance is presented by the Siouxland India Cultural Association. Tickets are $12 before April 18, and $15 after April 18 and at the door. Student ticket prices are $6 before April 18, and $8 after April 18 and at the door.

Tickets are available for purchase in Vermillion at the Comfort Inn, the Super 8, and the Cherry Street Grille.

For more information, e-mail vermpatel@gmail.com or indiasiouxland@gmail.com.

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