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Arts at Clarke Gold Series Presents an Evening of India, Oct. 11

posted on September 26, 2005

Clarke College’s 2005-2006 Arts at Clarke Gold Series will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a multicultural evening of India. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is $5 and tickets can be reserved beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, calling (563)584-8642 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The evening will immerse audience members in the culture of India with performances by the Clarke music ensembles as well as the Natyarpana Dance Company.

Natyarpana specializes in Bharatnatyam, one of the most celebrated art forms of southern India that combines artistic expression with a sense of spirituality. It has roots going back to the second century BC.

The ensemble is directed by Kripa Natarajan, an accomplished dancer and choreographer who has performed throughout the world. She began dancing at age seven and made her dance debut at age 14. Natarajan has had intensive training in Nattuvangam, the art of conducting a dance recital, and is also a trained classical singer. She is also director of the Natyarpana School of Dance.

At intermission, audience members will be treated to cuisine of India, which will be available for tasting.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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