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New Dimensions to the Margam Performance
New Dimensions to the Margam Performance

Sun, Oct 29



New Dimensions to the Margam Performance

Leela Foundation and SIFAA are proud to present New Dimensions to the Margam Performance on Sunday, October 29th! This performance created and performed by Rama Vaidyanathan and her dance troupe is sure to be an event to remember.

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Time & Location

Oct 29, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cary, 7833 Fussell Ave, Cary, NC 27519, USA

About the Event

The Margam in the Bharatanatyam classical dance tradition is a basic set of compositions that a student learns from the Guru. The term Margam which means path in Sanskrit, is the  journey that a practitioner embarks upon once the training begins. It begins with simple and  direct composition describing the Gods and Goddesses, followed by more complex  compositions exploring various emotions and movement dynamics. The path culminates to a crescendo of heightened fast paced movements that is symbolic of a final burst of joy and vibrancy when a journey ends. The Margam provides the bedrock for a dancer to grasp and imbibe the Bharatanatyam’s grammar and core principles.

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In “New Dimensions to Margam,” Rama Vaidyanathan the choreographer and the chief dancer, explores a fresh perspective to the collection of dance compositions that comprise the Margam. She explores new themes in different languages, which have never been seen in a Bharatanatyam performance. She uses time, space, music and movement with a contemporary approach, to add a fresh impetus to the traditional Margam.

"New Dimensions to The Margam" showcases what Bharatanatyam should be in the 21st  century, and it indicates what is a possible course of the journey ahead in the next decade. This work hopes to inspire dancers and dance lovers to balance tradition and modernity in their own work.

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October 29th, 5:30 PM

Location: Alston Ridge Middle School, Cary, NC 27519

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