Rasa Festival | Dances of India: Classical and Folk Traditions
Tuesday September 17, 2019: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby
Join the Rasa Festival for a demonstration of dances from India, both classical and folk traditions, accompanied by a discussion on the historical and cultural context of each, and audience Q&A. This will provide a taste of the colorful and rich dance traditions of India.
This event is held in partnership with the Rasa Festival, an innovative India-themed multi-arts festival, produced by Akshara. The Rasa Festival is held annually in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti in September and is designed to promote a deeper awareness and appreciation for the effulgent richness and abundance of cultural heritage that stems from India. It is multi-arts and multi-disciplinary, presenting traditional as well as cutting edge work in performing, visual, literary, media/films, and culinary arts, in partnership with prominent Ann Arbor arts organizations.
Participating artists in the festival are local, national, and international Indo-American artists, artists from India as well as those who are highly inspired by Indian culture. It is a collaborative initiative, working through partnerships with key local organizations such as the Washtenaw Community College, Kerrytown Concert House, the Riverside Arts Center, and Literati Bookstore.