Choreography: Meenakshi Ganesan

Navarasa - A Bharatanatyam presentation by Meenakshi Ganesan and the students of the Kalaanjali School of Dance & Music on the theme of Navarasa - The Nine Human Emotions.

Nava means "Nine" and Rasa is often translated as "mood", "emotion", "expression" or "sentiment". The Navarasa, in the scriptures refer to the nine expressions that humans often show. These are love (shringaara), laughter (haasya), kind-heartedness or compassion (karuna), anger (roudra), courage (veera), fear (bhayaanaka), disgust (bheebhatsya), wonder or surprise (adbhutha) and peace or tranquility (shaantha). The presentation will conclude with a traditional concert-ending Bharatanatyam Mangalam.

The purpose of this performance is twofold: Firstly, it offers a multi-cultural theme of classical entertainment to the community, something I am confident they will enjoy and appreciate. Secondly, it is an opportunity for us to create and improve awareness of the Indian Classical Arts in our local community.

Produced by the Kalaanjali School of Dance & Music at the Madison Center for Creative & Cultural Arts (MCCCA)

Performances: January 23rd, 2005, 1-3 pm

Cost: $10 (Free for children under five years).

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