Interactive dance performance, lunch, and stimulating, facilitated discussion. Get out and learn something new. We will begin at noon with a dance performance, enjoy a free boxed lunch (courtesy of the DC Department of Aging and Community Living-DACL), and spend the next hour or so in a conversation facilitated by Fellows from the Interactivity Foundation. This series is sponsored by the Interactivity Foundation, the DC Public Libraries, DACL, and Iona Senior Services.
Join Kalanidhi Dance on Monday, February 24, 2020, at noon as they present the beautiful South Indian classical dance style, Kuchipudi. Led by Kalanidhi company members, the session will deepen your understanding of this culturally rich art form through dance demonstrations and discussion. Participants may interact directly with the dancers and even get a chance to learn aspects of Kuchipudi’s gestural dance vocabulary.
Kalanidhi Dance performs classical and original works using the timeless visual vocabulary of Kuchipudi, one of India’s eight classical dance forms. Guided by Founder and Artistic Director Anuradha Nehru, Kalanidhi seeks to push Kuchipudi in new and exciting directions while remaining authentic to its style. Over the last decade, Kalanidhi has collaborated across genres and musical styles to critical acclaim, presenting Kuchipudi to Yanni, Philip Glass, and Ravi Shankar, and performing with Opera Lafayette, The New York Baroque Dance Company, and the Sean Curran Company. The New York Times has called Kalanidhi “a combination of bright energy, full-bodied sweetness and rapid precision” and a “rare amalgam of prime dance virtues”.