Temple Dance of India
Natyanjali Dance Festival

UTSA to host free performance June 5 of 'Temple Dance of India'

(May 25, 2004)--The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts will host a free performance of "The Temple Dance of India" at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Arts Building Recital Hall at the UTSA 1604 Campus.

The performance by S. Sivakumar, founder and director of Shivakalalayam dance company in Chennai, India, showcases bharatanatyam, the oldest of India's classical dance styles. The intricate, dramatic dance form originated in temple rituals 1,000 years ago.

Sivakumar, an internationally renowned performer, choreographer and teacher of the ancient dance form, has taught and performed for more than a decade. He is one of only a few men who teach and perform bharatanatyam.

"The Temple Dance of India" is part of the Natyanjali Dance Festival, which centers on preserving and sharing traditional art, fostering understanding of diverse cultures and enhancing San Antonio's cultural environment.

For more information, contact Lizette Urbina at 210-458-4820.

--Tim Brownlee





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