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Bharatanatyam Performance #2

Image courtesy of Usha Kala Niketan, dancer Riya Alika Mittal and photographer Kapil Vyas.

Bharatanatyam performance #2

Thursday, February 28

6:00-7:00 pm
Free

Join us for yet another festive evening celebrating the traditions and beauty of India! 

In conjunction with our recently opened exhibition Goddesses of Creation: Spiritual Traditions of Hindu India between the 3rd and the 18th centuries, Indian classical dance master and artistic director Usha Gupta is treating us to a unique choreographed performance inspired by the traditional Hindu sacred sculptures on display. 

In a second Bharatanatyam performance, Usha Gupta and her dancer shares a new choreography honouring the Goddesses Lakshmi, Parvati and Saraswati.

Visitors are invited to discover Bharatanatyam, a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. Traditionally a solo dance-acting form exclusively performed in Hindu temples by women until the 19th century, Bharatanatyam expresses South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas.

This performance event, alongside with the exhibition Goddesses of Creation, encourages the viewer to discover the multiplicity of forms and meanings in these images of the Goddess and the female divine. 

Dates and Tickets

Free
Free
No ticket needed
No upcoming dates.
Show past dates
Audience: All ages
Tags: agaGoddesses

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.425.5379
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.