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Malavika SarukkaiGanga: Nitya Vaahini (The Eternal River)

April 12, 2014  ·  Zellerbach Theatre

Taking audiences on an “unearthly journey” (New York Times), internationally acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai returns to the U.S. to share her mastery of the Indian dance form, Bharatanatyam. Accompanied by live music, Sarukkai’s transfixing and “phenomenally precise” (Washington Post) performance tells the stories of the banks of India’s holy river – of lovers embracing along the shore, a priest performing a spirited ritual and the river’s currents pulling toward the Bay of Bengal.

  • Saturday, April 12 @ 8 PM


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Stay after the show for a discussion with Malavika Sarukkai led by Hari Krishnan, Artistic Director of inDANCE and visiting professor at Wesleyan University, and choreographer Lisa Kraus, editor of thINKingDANCE and contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Dance Magazine.

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This performance is co-presented with
Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society.
This performance is supported by
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Asian Roots Series.

Photo credit: Deepa Colour Lab, Delhi.
Video credits: Excerpts from "Vaahini" Bharatanatyam DVD, courtesy of Malavika Sarukkai. Excerpts from the trailer of "The Unseen Sequence", courtesy of Cinematix & Ayesha Sayani.