An evening of South Indian Classical Dance and Music
- 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
- 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, East Cambridge, MA
This concert explores the theme of LOVE from the carnal to the spiritual through the language of dance, music and poetry. The repertory includes rare compositions that once graced South Indian courts and temple-precincts. It offers a unique glimpse into religious iconography, erotic poetry, sacred Hindu text and courtesan-repertory. In this season of love, savor the rich cultural heritage of South Asia in the present through movement & music. The team includes Murali Balachandran from NYC on mridangam or South-Indian percussion and Soumya Ramanathan from Massachusetts on nattuvangam or spoken rhythm. Mesma is a Bharatanatyam (Indian classical) dancer based in Boston, MA. Her professional dancing career spans more than two decades and includes performances as a solo dancer at international venues including the Lincoln Center (NYC), Asia Society (NYC), Alvin Ailey Theater (NYC), Siri Fort and Triveni (New Delhi) and the Harbourfront Centre (Toronto). More information is available at www.mesmabelsare.com.