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Sadhana: An Evening of Bharatanatyam

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Sadhana: An Evening of Bharatanatyam

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 7:30pm
Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC, V5L 2W9

Experience the beauty and depth of one of India's most profound dance forms - Bharatanatyam - presented by one of BC's leading practitioners of the art, Sujit Vaidya. Bharatanatyam was born in the courts and temples of South India and was performed and developed by female-led hereditary communities of experts in the art form. It evolved to adapt to the stage, with an emphasis on devotional themes (at the expense of the erotic), while still allowing for the expression of emotions through music, acting, hand gestures, and intricate rhythmic compositions. The performance will be enhanced by the presence of a live ensemble of musicians, featuring Ramya Kapadia (vocal), Raman Kalyan (flute), Curtis Andrews (mridangam) and special guest from India, Vaidya's guru/teacher A. Lakshman performing the role of the nattuvanar (conductor of the ensemble and recitation of rhythmic dance compositions). 

This is a rare opportunity for Vancouver audiences to witness Bharatanatyam dance accompanied by live music. Don't miss it!
A moderated post-show talkback with the artists and moderated by Vancouver-based dance artist Anusha Fernando, will occur onstage immediately following the performance.
DOORS: 6:30pm (lobby), 7pm (theatre) 
SHOW: 7:30pm