An artistic extravagance for classical dance aficionados in Hong Kong—performances and even a lecture by Kavitha Ramu, an internationally renowned Bharatanatyam soloist from India.
For the uninitiated, Bharatanatyam is a popular classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu in South India. Best known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses, Bharatanatyam denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstructions of Sadir, a solo dance form performed by the temple dancers called Devadasis. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form.
Catch Kavitha Ramu in Hong Kong next week, whilst she performs and demonstrates one of the world’s most versatile dance form. She brings in her stellar experience of 20 years, with over 500 performances in India and abroad. She has trained under the Guru Smt. K.J. Sarasa. Kavitha, an empanelled A grade artist of the Indian Government, a senior officer with the Indian Civil Service and an exponent of Nattuvangam (Cymbals) that are the key percussion element of the Bharatnatayam orchestra. Kavitha lives in Chennai, India and is accompanied on this tour with accompanying dancers, Narendra Kumar, Ms. Poornima, Ms. Buvana and Ms. Prasidha.
1. Dance Performance
When: Monday, 28th July 2014.
Venue: Chiang Chen Theatre, Hong Kong. Polytechnic University, Hung Hom.
2. Lecture Demonstration
When: Tuesday, 29th July 204
Venue: Consulate General of India, 16A, United Centre. Admiralty.
3. Dance Performance
When: Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Time: 12:45 pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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