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Natya Dance Theatre at Lake Forest College premiers “Margam: The Sacred Path”
Experience the spiritual and sensual rhythms of Bharata Natyam, a dance theater form of India, including choreography set to the music of Bollywood, in a performance by one of the most critically acclaimed and culturally treasured Indian dance companies in the United States.
The Natya Dance Theatre has performed on campus for the past 20 years. This year, they will premier their “Margam: The Sacred Path” performance at the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The event is open and free to the public. Parking is available on Middle Campus (enter at the College and Sheridan Road intersection).
Audiences and critics worldwide have recognized the artistic excellence of the Natya Dance Theatre (NDT) Company, which The New York Times hailed as, “Triumphant…an enticing mixture of restraint and abundance.” Recent celebrated performance highlights include: performances with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble before an audience of 13,000 in Chicago’s Millennium Park. NDT was the first U.S. company ever to appear at the prestigious World Music Institute in New York City, and was the only dance company selected to create an original work for performance at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This event is sponsored by the Mojekwu Fund, Center of Chicago Programs, Gates Center of Leadership and Personal Growth and the Asian Studies Program.