Traditions Thursdays: Dances of Gesture in Japanese and Indian Traditions
October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dances of Gesture in Japanese and Indian Traditions
Join Naina Bhamidipati and Mari Kaneta for a conversation about gesture as a vehicle for storytelling in dance and the work of upholding a dance tradition outside its cultural homeland. Bhamidipati demonstrates bharathanatyam, a traditional dance from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, accompanied by her brother, Nitish, on the mridangam drum. Kaneta, founder and sensei at Tucson’s Suzuyuki Kai, demonstrates classical Japanese dance forms such as odori and kabuki.
Facilitator: KATE ALEXANDER, TMY Performance Curator
MARI KANETA, Japanese dancer and sensei
NAINA & NITISH BHAMIDIPATI, Bharathanatyam dancer and drummer