In celebration of Diwali - a festival of light celebration, leading Canadian Indian classical dance company, Mandala Arts and Culture, will present a bharata natyam performance with its best company dancers.
Bharata natyam is the most cherished and popular form of Indian classical dance. With intricate footwork, arresting poses reminiscent of the frescos of South Indian temples, bharata natyam has a vocabulary of hand gestures and facial expressions that convey an array of emotions and story telling. Introduced by artistic director Jai Govinda, recipient of the Vancouver 2014 Mayor of Vancouver honouree dance award, this performance will lead you into the beauty, depth and intricacies of the bharata natyam dance style. The performance will include 4 choreographies of Jai Govinda to be performed by Kiruthika Rathanaswami, Malavika Santhosh, Arno Kamolika.