NAYIKA: Exploring the Woman in Classical Indian Dance - Performance & Reflection
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
From devadasis to baijis, the North Indian dance form of Kathak has seen an interesting evolution in terms of gender politics. This event will discuss and reflect upon that history, as well as explore how one can use a traditional art to create compelling stories of empowered women – like the many women that perform Indian classical dance today.
The event will feature a performance by Ibanca Anand and her summer students at the Durham Arts Council. Anand, a disciple of Guru Pandita Archana Joglekar in New Jersey, received her Visharad Purna (bachelor’s degree) in Kathak last year, and is currently a third-year student at Duke University, where she has received support from many avenues including the Dance Program to spread the knowledge of Indian culture and art.
Light snacks will be provided. There is no ticket or fee; all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend!