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December 2017

Salangai Pooja – Meena Nanjundeswar

December 9, 2017
Kala Vandanam Chakra Studio, 275 E. 4th Street, Suite B100
St. Paul,55101United States

Suchitra Sairam is pleased to present her student Meena Nanjundeswar in her first public solo performance. Traditionally, the Salangai Pooja (prayer for the bells) is conducted after the dancer achieves a base level of competency, and is the first occasion on which a dancer wears his or her bells in public performance. The brief prayer will be followed by a one hour performance by Meena. Invitation Only

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$5 - $20

“Sample Night Live” – Kala Vandanam & Sendero Flamenco

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Weyerhauser Auditorium – Landmark Center, 75 5th St
St Paul,MN55102United States

Suchitra Sairam of Kala Vandanam and Tara Weatherly of Sendero Flamenco are delighted to share their work “Red Sun” at the final “Sample Night Live” show of 2017. Come join us and several Sample Night Live favorites for a fantastic taste of performing and visual arts, all in one evening!

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$5 - $10

“Dance Informance” – Winter 2017 – “The Language of Expression”

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N.
St. Paul,MN55104United States

Dance Informance – Informal. Informational. Performance. Bharatanatyam is a beautifully rich art form, but can be a little complex and overwhelming to understand at first. Let us help demystify it – Learn more at our “Dance Informance.” Try your hands, eyes and feet at some of the signature aspects of Bharatanatyam. Join us for our FINAL Informance of 2017! We will focus on the “Language of Expression” and how the sophisticated vocabulary of Bharatanatyam allows us to convey any feeling, meaning or…

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November 2017
$5 - $10

“Dance Informance” – Fall 2017 – “The Language of Rhythm”

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N.
St. Paul,MN55104United States

Dance Informance – Informal. Informational. Performance. Bharatanatyam is a beautifully rich art form, but can be a little complex and overwhelming to understand at first. Let us help demystify it – Learn more at our “Dance Informance.” Try your hands, eyes and feet at some of the signature aspects of Bharatanatyam. Join us for our 3rd Informance of 2017! We will focus on the “Language of Rhythm” and how we utilize different aspects of rhythmic expression in Bharatanatyam. LIMITED SEATING…

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$10 - $100

Midwest Melharmony Festival – Excerpt of “Ritu – The Seasons”

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St
Middleton,WI53562United States

Kala Vandanam is honored to present an excerpt of Ritu – The Seasons at the 2017 Midwest Melharmony Festival presented by the Melharmony Foundation in Madison, WI I bow to the wheel of six seasons Cycles of birth and death Each season bestows gifts Enchanting our hearts Bringing abundance to our earth Inspired by Kalidasa’s 4th century Sanskrit work Ritu Samhara and Vivaldi’s 18th century Italian work Le Quattro Stagioni, Kala Vandanam’s Ritu – The Seasons brings out the beauty of each…

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October 2017
$10

Minneapolis Melharmony Festival – Lecture-Demonstration by Suchitra Sairam

October 29, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Wayzata High School, 4955 Peony Lane
Plymouth,MN55446United States

Suchitra Sairam is pleased to present a lecture-demonstration on Bharatanatyam as a part of the Midwest Melharmony Festival. Sponsored by the Wayzata Education Fund, the Melharmony Foundation, and the Wayzata Orchestra Boosters, this event is an opportunity to celebrate and better understand the rich artistic traditions of Southern India and experience the innovation of Melharmony, the blending of Carnatic musical traditions with Western harmonic and orchestral traditions. Midwest Melharmony Festival Schedule WHS Auditorium 1 1:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction to…

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