Chennai-based Bhratanatyam dancer and choreographer Malavika Sarukkai’s performances have been described as “intense and luminous” and “phenomenally precise and unearthly. She will present a performance lecture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s South Asia Exhibit Hall that ties the language of Indian classical dance to its interpretation in the visual arts. During the course of the presentation, references will be made to establish connection between Bharatanatyam and the visual arts of South Asia: temple sculpture and architecture, and paintings, particularly of Vishnu, Shiva, and Rama.
This event is presented by Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society, and is free with museum admission.
In the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland introduces three performed lectures by Foster.
Director of Three Aksha School of Performing Arts, Rao is trained in Bharatanatyam, a classical South Indian dance form marked by expressive hand gestures and elaborate rhythmic patterns.
Laurie Uprichard is the executive director of Stephen Petronio Company, and former director of the Dublin Dance Festival.
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Obie award-winning playwright Ain Gordon debuts his new play, the result of a two-year residency with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
In 1995 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 23 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Several Center-funded performances and exhibitions have garnered national and regional media coverage in recent weeks.
Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he believes that theater is “a lab for how we live as citizens.”
Tobin Rothlein is a dance artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.