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Holi Celebration with Three Aksha

Monday, March 29, 2021 |
6:00PM - 7:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
Yaroub Al-Obaidi leading a tour

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Virtual Event - Penn Museum

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Part of the CultureFest! Holi Series

Celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of spring, with a live performance of classical Indian dance by Philadelphia-based dance academy and studio, Three Aksha. Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Viji Rao and her company will showcase their mastery of Bharatanatyam, a dance form dating back nearly 3000 years. With a strict adherence to the lines of the body, angles, and geometry, Bharatanatyam has a sophisticated vocabulary of movements to tell stories, express emotions, and embody spiritual themes.

Three Aksha was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Viji Rao and is based at Girard College, where she has been an artist in residence since 2008. The company seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography, performing in major cities across the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and India. Three Aksha is recognized for its development of new choreography within the realm of classical Indian tradition and for its work in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam, renowned for its focus on the body. The company’s dancers have trained in Kalakshetra Bharatanatyam under Viji for a minimum of six years, and have also studied under teachers in India.

$5 General Admission

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Part of the CultureFest! Holi Series

The South Asia Center

The South Asia Center's mission is to enhance the study of  South Asia at Penn  (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives) and within the wider community. The Center supports faculty and student research, conferences, curriculum development, outreach, and other activities and events related to modern and pre-modern South Asia. The Center connects scholars with interests in South Asia across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Penn’s professional schools, and within the wider community.