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Austin Dance India: Sacred Earth Stories
June 29 @ 7:00 pm - June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Sacred Earth Stories connects mythologies of the earth from different cultures to current global issues of sustainability and climate change. Traditional Bharata Natyam dance of India, spoken word commentary, traditional gestures, rhythm, and live world music merge to create a stunning dancescape linking the past and present.
Accompanying this original choreography led by Artistic Director, Anuradha Naimpally, the original music score played by some of the finest musicians in Central Texas including Ashwini Gore-Deshpande on vocals, Amie Macieszewski on sitar, Jason MacKenzie on tabla/kanjira/doumbek, and Srivi Balaji on mridangam. This creates a beautiful soundscape for the visually stunning dance by the Austin Dance India ensemble including Anuradha Naimpally, Soumya Ashok, Preya Patel, Sreenidhi Tupuri, and Sanjana Aluru. Spoken word commentary brings it together making it accessible to all audiences.