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DANCE OF THE GODS (article first published : 2002-02-22)

Kala Darshan, Institute of Music and Dance will stage Dance of the Gods - an evening of Indian classical dance on March 22 and 23 at the Hindu Centre, University of Durban Westville at 19h30.

Produced and directed by Manesh Maharaj, this performance will feature items of classical bharath-natyam and kathak dance and aims to portray the splendour, beauty and grandeur and role of the different gods and deities in the Hindu pantheon through the medium of dance.

Performed by disciples of Kala Dashan as well as featured guest artists Dance of the Gods will highlight the spiritual beauty of the two most cherished and popular classical dance forms of India.

A graduate of the renowned Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School of Arts in Mumbai and artistic director of Kala Darshan, Manesh Maharaj has spent the last four years propagating the art of music, dance and drama in South Africa. The aim of his institute is to cultivate the rich cultural heritage of Indian music and dance by introducing young aspiring students through programmes wherein they participate and exhibit their talents.

Tickets R15 (R25 for reserved seats) available at the door prior to the performance. Proceeds will go to various religious organisations. More information on bookings and organisations wishing to raise funds on 031 403-1682 or 072 2540-8750.




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