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Indo-American Arts Council presents
Erasing Borders 2010: Festival of Indian Dance
Tuesday, August 17 2010 - 12.00 Noon - 2pm

Free Lunchtime Performance: One New York Plaza

(One Water Street, between Broad St and Moore St, Next to South Ferry)

in Collaboration with Battery Dance Company’s 29th Downtown Dance Festival
Kathakali

Kuchipudi
Shobha Korambil
Natesha Kouthvam



Odissi
Trinayan Dance Theater
Leena Mohanty
Govinda Damodara Stotram

Featured Performance
Kathakali

Guru Radha Mohanan & Troupe
Kiratham (Full Performance)

Courtesy Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
 
Kathakali
Dramatic, heroic, amazing,--Kathakali is a classical Indian dance-drama form noted for its color saturated make-up and elaborate costumes. Episodes from ancient stories of love and war from epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata are re-lived and intensely excavated for their emotional and philosophic meanings. Based on performance traditions that trace back to the 16th century in what is now known as India’s southern state of Kerala, Katha (story) and Kali (play) speaks to us through its language of sounds, colors, enlarged facial and hand gestures and action.

Special appearance: Downtown Dance Festival
Sunday August 15th @ 1 pm; Battery Park, NYC; Free
Guru Radha Mohanan &Troupe (Kathakali): Dussasana Vadham (Excerpt)

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