Soorya Performing Arts presents
6th St Louis Indian Dance Festival
Clayton High School Auditorium
April 11 - 13, 2014 St. Louis, MO

March 15, 2014

The St. Louis Dance Festival is the brainchild of Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, artistic director of Soorya Performing Arts, a distinguished performer, teacher and choreographer of two Indian classical dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak. This festival is an artistic infrastructure for the promotion of Indian performing arts carved out to provide opportunities for Indian classical dancers mainly living in USA and Canada. This festival presents 25 performances - dances such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam from the Indian Subcontinent, whose histories spans across many centuries. Apart from classical dances, you will witness famous folk dances such as Bhangra, Raas Garbha, Parai dance, Kolata, Bihu, Rajasthani Folk dances and many more.

Dates: 6:15pm on April 11, 5:15pm on April 12, 1:30pm on April 13
At: Clayton High School Auditorium, #1 Mark Twain Circle, St. Louis, MO 63105

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/603474
Info: (314) 397-5278 / info@sooryadance.com
Website: www.sooryadance.com



SCHEDULE
April 11, 6:15pm
- Inauguration: Auspicious chants by Subhadra Subbarao & friends
- NEERIKSHA: New Idea Group Dances by Soorya Dance Company, St. Louis, MO
- BHARATANATYAM by Anuradha Naimpally, Austin, TX
- REMEMBERING GURUS KITTAPPA PILLAI AND GURU NARMADA by Lakshmi Sanjay
- KUCHIPUDI - Simhanandini Nrithyam by Dr. Saraswati Rajathesh, Bangalore
- KATHAK by Shila Mehta, Mumbai

April 12, 5:15pm
- SACRED CHANTS by students of Seema Kasthuri
- Inaugural dances by students of Prasanna Kasthuri
- MAARGAM by Kaushi Subramanyam & Troupe, San Antonio, TX
- JIVA by Indique & Troupe, Dallas, TX
- BAHAAR by Kathak Rhythms, Dallas, TX
- REMEMBERING GURU VEMPATI CHINNA SATHYAM by Sujatha Vinjamuri
- IN MEMORY OF MASTER: dance production remembering Vempati by Dr. Kamala Reddy (Pittsburgh), Shobha Natarajan (Chicago), Sasikala Penumarthi (Atlanta) and Revathi Komanduri (Atlanta)

April 13, 1:30pm

- SACRED CHANTS by students of Seema Kasthuri
- DANCES OF SHIVA by Students of Prasanna Kasthuri
- PARABRAHMAM SHIVAM by Janaki Nair & Group, Chicago, IL
- REMEMBERING KALAMANDALAM KRISHNAN NAIR AND KALAMANDALAM KALYANI KUTTI AMMA: Mohiniattam by Smitha Rajan and senior disciples of Kalyani Kutti Amma, St. Louis, MO
- SAKSHI: Grand Finale in Bharatanatyam-Kathak-Mohiniattam-Kuchipudi by Manisha Dongre, Radhika Acharya, Sandhya Sree Athmakuri, Asha Subramanian from Detroit, MI
- FOLK DANCES OF INDIA
Parai Dance by Tamil Sangham, Missouri
Kolata by Sangama Kannada Sangha, Missouri
Ghoomar & Bhavai by Neelima Bhaavsara and Friends
Bihu Dance by Janapada Folk Theater, St. Louis
Raas Garbha by St. Louis University Raas Garbha Team
Bhangra by Washington University Bhangra Team

This festival is dedicated to:
 


Soorya Performing Arts is an organization dedicated to promote Indian classical dance, music and theater from India in USA. Under Soorya’s umbrella classical dance forms Bharatanatyam and Kathak, classical Carnatic music are taught by devoted teachers.