An Evening of Dance


By Ed Prevost

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: Sturtz Theatre in Building Four at Jefferson Community College

Phone: 3157862431



Event Description

(Free Admission)
Classical Indian Dancer Bharati Jayanthi
Bharati Jayanthi was born in Bombay, India and trained in classical Indian dance from the young age of 8. Her passion for dance led her to pursue it further & she graduated from Bombay University with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, majoring in one of the classical Indian dances- Bharata Natyam. After immigrating to the United States she became active in cultural arts in both the US and Canada. Most recently, she has worked on a fusion of Eastern & Western performing arts by choreographing Bharata Natyam dance movements to Big Band Orchestra music, a unique concept which was also very challenging.Barynya is a world-renowned group known as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukranian, Jewish, and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion), and balalaika contrabass. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington D.C., the United Nations, and the Russian Embassy in D.C. Every dance is performed in different sets of beautiful costumes, all hand-made for the stage presentations. Every Performance includes audience participation. During the show the audience will learn aome the most important Russian words ("spasibo" - thank you, "pozhaluista" - you're welcome, "privet" – hello, "poka" - good by).
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