In­dian dance at The Barn

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Arts & Entertainment -

In­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed In­dian dancer Dr Janaki Ran­gara­jan will per­form in Port El­iz­a­beth on Satur­day at the Opera House’s in­ti­mate The Barn The­atre.

The Nir­vana Per­form­ing Art Cir­cle is pre­sent­ing the Samah evening of Bharatanatyam dance as part of its cel­e­bra­tion of the cen­te­nary year of the late Nel­son Man­dela and the 125th anniversary of Ganghi’s Staya­graha Move­ment.

Samah is known as “the dance of mys­tic po­etry” and ex­plores the beau­ti­ful and mov­ing po­etry of Sufi po­ets such as Rumi, Khus­row, Kar­bir and Bulleh Shah, as well as Bhakti po­ets, such as Sur­das, Vidya­p­ati, An­dal and Adi Sankari.

The words are set to mu­sic and per­formed by vir­tu­osos of song, flute and mri­dan­gam – an In­dian per­cus­sion in­stru­ment.

Ran­gara­jan, who started to learn dance in In­dia at the age of four, is at the fore­front of the new gen­er­a­tion of Bharatanatyam dancers. Since then, she has been learn­ing and teach­ing the clas­si­cal In­dian dance dis­ci­pline and trav­elled the world with her art, as well as with new chore­o­graphic works and con­ducts work­shops.

Samah is at 7pm and tick­ets are R100.

● For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ma­hesh Naro­tam, 082-556-9847.

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