In the Loop
Guest Artist

Rhythm Across Borders: Trailblazing Women of Classical Indian Dance in the USA

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, February 16, 2024 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Join us for a community seminar featuring three of the earliest founders of internationally recognized Bharata Natyam dance companies in the U.S. This event will celebrate the artists' journeys as scholars, performers and choreographers, showcasing their achievements as transformative contributors to the arts. Local dance school directors will join in a discussion on the invaluable role immigrants play in shaping and enriching the cultural fabric of our society.

    Rathna Kumar: Founder and Director, Anjali Center for Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
    Ranee Ramaswamy: Founder and Founding Artistic Director of Ragamala Dance Company (Minneapolis, MN)
    Hema Rajagopalan: Founder and Artistic Director of Natya Dance Theatre (Chicago, IL)

    Mathura Alladi: Director, Jathiswara School of Dance and Music (Gainesville, FL)
    Vinata Vedam-Mai: Director, Nrityakshetra school of Dance and Music (Gainesville, FL)

    This event is free an open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm, program at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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  • Venue
    UF Innovate | The Hub: 747 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601