Indian dance at The Barn
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.