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July 2018
$5 - $10

Natya Gurukulam 2018 – Closing Showcase

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Roseville Area Middle School Auditorium, 15 County Rd B2 E
Little Canada,MN55117United States

Join us for an Natya Gurukulam 2018 Closing Showcase, an informal performance by the attendees of Natya Gurukulam 2018, showing repertory learned during the camp, along performances by the master instructors Sheejith Krishna, Jyothishmathi Sheejith and Suchitra Sairam.

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$400 - $550

Natya Gurukulam 2018

July 15 - July 21
Koinonia Retreat Center, 7768 Pilger Ave NW
South Haven,MN55382United States

Kala Vandanam is pleased to bring an exciting, holistic, intensive learning experience to Bharatanatyam students and teachers in Minnesota. Join us for Natya Gurukulam 2018, a weeklong residential camp to explore Bharatanatyam and allied arts to enrich your understanding and develop new skills alongside others, to take their personal artistic journey forward. EXPERIENCES INCLUDE: Yoga & body conditioning Nritta – Bharatanatyam technique Nritya and Natya – expressional dance Repertory class Vocal music and nattuvangam – appreciation & training Theory Group…

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October 2017
$5 - $15

“Rasa” – Journey to Aesthetics of Personal Expression – Artist Talk by Leela Samson

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St # 101
Minneapolis,MN55408United States

Join us for an intimate conversation with one of India’s premier artists, Leela Samson, as she reflects on a nearly five decade long career as a soloist, ensemble choreographer, teacher, arts administrator and arts advocate. TICKETS – Pay As Able – Suggested $10 Artist Talk by Leela Samson Pay As Able $10.00 USDPay As Able $5.00 USDPay As Able $15.00 USD ABOUT LEELA SAMSON Leela Samson is a dancer, teacher, writer and choreographer of Bharatanatyam. Leela joined Kalakshetra as a…

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$25 - $40

Workshops with Leela Samson – Oct 2017

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 8:45 pm
Kala Vandanam Chakra Studio, 275 E. 4th Street, Suite B100
St. Paul,55101United States

Enjoy the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most distinguished Bharatanatyam artists, Leela Samson, in a professional setting. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and spend time with this master artist during her visit to the Twin Cities with her company, Spanda Dance Company. Due to the limited time available, the learning pace will be fast and focused. 6pm-7:15pm – “Dynamics of Bharatanatyam – Searching for the Perfect Line” – an exploration of the geometry of…

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$15 - $100

“Nadi” by Leela Samson and Spanda Dance Company

October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka,MN55305United States

Kala Vandanam is honored to co-present with Isha Foundation, “Nadi” by Spanda Dance Company. This concert is in support of “Rally for Rivers,” an Isha Foundation initiative to raise awareness about the dying rivers in India. VIDEO PREVIEW of NADI ABOUT NADI The river has been the very source of life. From Sufi fakirs in the North to Baul singers in Bengal to Sangam poetry and classical composers in the South – an ocean of poetry has been penned inspired…

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April 2016

Mortal Tongues, Immortal Stories – OPEN REHEARSAL

April 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St # 101
Minneapolis,MN55408United States

Kala Vandanam is pleased to welcome Washington D.C. based Dakshina / Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company to the Twin Cities for the first time. Join us for an OPEN REHEARSAL of their newest work Mortal Tongues, Immortal Stories, a multi-media dance project that bears witness and celebrates the lives of poets and artists lost to AIDS. Based on the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS, this evening length brings together spoken word artists, dancers, and stunning visual…

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