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Date & Time

Sunday, June 20, 2021
5:00 PM

Location

Off Campus (see description)

Admission

Suggested donation of $15

Contact

International House
773-753-2274
i-house-programs@uchicago.edu

Description

Join us for this special Cultural Sunday event in partnership with Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Kalapriya Dance Academy Summer Showcase. This annual showcase was performed and recorded at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts.

On Sunday, June 13, our students' annual showcase was performed at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts. Scheduled before the lifting of the pandemic protocols, it was recorded for streaming to our entire audience for this special Cultural Sunday on June 20th.

The Kalapriya Academy provides classical dance training in the style called Bharatanatyam. We also have a music department that teaches tabla, a pair of twin hand drums that are used in Hindustani classical music. Bharatanatyam is recognized as one of India’s most rigorous and advanced classical dance forms. Kalapriya’s artistic director, Ahila Vigneswaran, is an accomplished and highly trained dance instructor of Bharatanatyam in India and she has brought the same academic focus to the classes she teaches in the USA. Dr. Bertie Kibreah is an ethnomusicology student from the University of Chicago and a tabla drummer and teacher at Kalapriya.