Classical Indian Dancer to Perform, Lead Workshop at UM

February 28, 2018

Kavita Thirumalai 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 ruth.vanita@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Ruth Vanita, director, UM South and Southeast Asian Studies program, 406-243-5793, ruth.vanita@umontana.edu.