A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts
November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In conjunction with its current exhibition Tradition and Revolution in Indian Shadow Puppetry, the Ballard Institute will present A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts on 11/10 at 6:30 PM, to showcase the talents of local and UConn Indian artists. A Celebration of Indian Performing Arts will be hosted by Tradition and Revolution exhibition curator and 12th-generation shadow puppeteer Rahul Koonathara, a UConn Literatures, Cultures, and Languages graduate student. The evening will feature puppetry, music, and dance by UConn and local Indian artists including acclaimed Kuchipudi dancer Layavinyasa; Gopi Krishnan and his ensemble of Melam drummers; UConn Sanskriti, a student cultural organization celebrating classical Indian art forms; and more! The performances will run approximately 60 minutes. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments and henna by Khushbu Dulani and Anshita Suyal!