MISSOULA – The South and Southeast Asian Studies program and the School of Theatre & Dance at the University of Montana have partnered to bring a classical Indian dancer to campus for a free performance and dance workshop.
Kavita Thirumalai will perform a classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Montana Theatre of the UM Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center. The performance is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome.
One element in the performance is based upon the life and work of Andal, an eighth-century female poet in South India. Thirumalai also will lead a dance workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the PAR/TV Open Space, Room 005. Spectators are welcome.
The South and Southeast Asian Studies program focuses on India and the Thailand-Vietnam-Indonesia region, and it is the only program in Montana offering the Hindi language.
For more information email Ruth Vanita, UM South and Southeast Asian Studies program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.