Fri. & Sat. June 26-27, 8pm Sun. June 28, 6pm, $15 Rebecca Whittington, trained by Arul Francis, performs classical Bharata Natyam. Program: alarippu, jatiswaram, varnam, padam. Compositions of the Tanjore Quartet, as choreographed by Pandanallur Subbaraya Pillai. More information: arulfrancis.com Buy Tix Now!
June 2, 2009
Colonialism does strange things to a culture. Ignoring one’s own indigenous “ordinary” culture, and blindly imitating others’ “legitimate” culture is one of them. It takes years and a lot of efforts before a culture realizes its self-worth during the post-colonial journey. At present, urban culture in India and Indian diaspora around the world is undergoing […]
What is kathak? Kathak is a unique dance form which incorporates rhythmic virtuosity, compelling storytelling, poetry, recitation, song, swift and subtle movement, and a rich philosophy whose roots extend thousands of years. In 1992, I enrolled in a Kathak class at SFSU with world-renowned master, Pandit Chitresh Das. Little did I know the vast ocean […]