Event Detail
To all Dance, Music, Theater and lovers of Yoga and Eastern Arts: The Studio Cleveland will host Bharata Natyam- for New Audiences (BNFNA). This program was designed to introduce and build new audiences to the South Indian Dance form called Bharata Natyam. This series is celebrating its 10th season of touring the United States. The performance will be held on Dec 8th, , 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm. Jaan R. Freeman, Artistic Director of New York's Dakshina Palli, Inc and Bharata Natyam dancer will present this program. Mr. Freeman performs in the rare Bharata Natyam family lineage of the late great South Indian Dancer T. Balasaraswati marking her Centenary year ( 1918- 1984). Freeman a disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar, both senior disciples of the late T. Balasaraswati. This program is designed for new audiences but it is a delight for those who are educated and have been exposed to this wonderful art. This art brings together Hindu Philosophy, Ethics, Hindu Mythology, Carnatic Music (South Indian Music), poetry, theater, rhythm and movement of the 18th century South India. Many of the interpretative dance items will draw from real life situations and emotions, which brings us into the current time. The program will feature items of the repertoire with narration and interpretation and an interactive dialogue with the audience throughout the program. Come celebrate witness and experience BNFNA performed by a vibrant, moving dancer of this great lineage!