Arts & Events

Around & About: Indian Dance & Music

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday June 07, 2011 - 02:57:00 PM


For 35 years, Kalakshetra K. P. and Katherine Kunhiraman of Berkeley have performed South Indian classical dance with their troupe, Kalanjali, Dances of India, and taught countless students from all over Northern California, in particular in the classical Bharata Natyam style. This weekend, they begin their annual Summer Festival, with arangetrams for students this Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Julia Morgan Center, 2640 College Avenue, with further shows June 25 in Palo Alto, June 26 in Livermore, and July 2 in Walnut Creek, featuring different guest artists from India such as dancers Ahalya Prakash, Aparna Seetharaman and Tanusree Sreedharan, an extraordinary band of musicians and singers from South India, and Katherine's newest dance drama, centered around the myths of ancient Egypt, featuring Kalanjali senior artists like Vidya Sundaram as Osiris. 

All performances free. Space limited. 

RSVP/more info at: 526-2183,