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Venue Event

Ashta Nayika

Eight Heroines of the Natya Shashtra

An afternoon of Indian Classical Dance performance in the Kuchipudi style by Neela Zareen

November 6, 4 PM

The Studio Theatre at Queens Theatre

$15 plus fees* in advance, or $20 at the door

* Fees: All tickets will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee. For delivery by USPS, an additional $5 per order fee is applied. When tickets are purchased in person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, the service fee is waived.

Ashta Nayika refers to the eight archetypal phases of the romantic heroine, as described in the time-honored Indian performing arts treatise, the Natya Shastra. These phases of the heroine will be explored on the stage of Queens Theatre in the Kuchipudi dance style by Neela Zareen, disciple of Guru Smt. Sadhana Paranji.

Join us for an afternoon of expressive dance performance to the accompaniment of a stellar Carnatic musical ensemble:

Nattuvangam – Guru Smt. Sadhana Paranji
Vocal – Samyukta Ranganathan
Mrudangam – Kabilan Jaganathan
Violin – Swetha Narasimhan
Flute – Visveshwar Nagarajan

This production is funded by the Queens Arts Fund Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts and organized by Neela Dance Academy, Inc.

Dancer in red and gold traditional Indian dance outfit

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