Past Events

Past Events

Rama Vaidyanathan
November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DuSable Museum, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637

“Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage” presents: Rama Vaidyanathan With alluring artistry, Rama Vaidyanathan brings a fresh approach to Bharata Natyam, the traditional classical dance of South India. Curu Saroja Vaidyanathan provided guidance to Rama after she received intense training from Yamini Krishnamurthy. She combines rhythmic prowess, technical skill, and devotion to produce vibrant performance.

Prashant Shah
October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg COurt, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Beats of Life, Rhythms of Heritage presents: Prashant Shah, a disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia, has won critical acclaim for his graceful performance of a wide repertoire of Kathak, which traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India known as Kathaks, or storytellers.

Shantha Nair
September 23, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alessandro Volta School, 4950 North Avers , Chicago, IL 60625

“Beats of Life, “Rhythms of Heritage” Indo-American Heritage Museum and Natya Dance Theatre proudly present Shantha Nair. Free Admission; Come Early For Best Seats! Shantha Nair performs Kuchipudi, the classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh. At prestigious venues and festivals in India, critics and connoisseurs have praised her vibrant and expressive form.

Margam - A Sacred Path
August 25, 2012, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Indo-American Center, 6328 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL

A BHARATHA NATYAM PERFORMANCE FEATURING AMULYA GAMPA AND VIDYA GOVIND from the Natya Dance Company Amulya Gampa has danced to acclaim at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, The Harris Theater and the Chennai Annual Dance Festival in India. She has also performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Orchestra. Vidya […]

Ragas in Flute by G. S. Rajan
May 6, 2012, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levy Senior Center, Maple Room, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

Be transported by the sounds of the Indian wooden flute as played by G. S. Rajan, acclaimed flautist and world music composer from India. Mr. Rajan will offer a solo program of Indian ragas, and will be accompanied by Chicago-based mridangam player, Athrey Nadhan. G. S. Rajan has his early training in vocal music and […]

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