Dance Allsorts: Mandala Arts & Culture Society
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Performance 2:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the artists
Free workshop 3:15pm, open to all ages and abilities
Bharata Natyam is one of the most cherished and well-known Indian dance styles. Under the artistic direction of Jai Govinda, Mandala Arts and Culture is one of the leading Indian classical dance companies in Canada specialized in this tradition.
Originally performed as an offering to the gods in the temples of South India, Bharata Natyam has survived abolition and near extinction to be revived and brought to the stage some 100 years ago. The rebirth of Bharata Natyam inspired generations of illustrious masters, dancers and musicians who ensured the survival of the dance form to the present day.
Today’s Bharata Natyam artists bring new life and dimensions to the traditional repertoire through creative choreography and fresh interpretations. Bharata Natyam is now performed and taught around the globe. In this unique presentation, Mandala will bring forth all the elements that make this dance form so rich and relevant.
Dance Allsorts is a dynamic and inspiring performance and workshop series presented by New Works and held with gratitude on unceded Coast Salish Territory. New Works gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, and our media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.
The June edition of Dance Allsorts is co-presented by New Works and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Dancer: Aishwarya Roshan
Photo: Ron Sangha