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Celebrating Our HeART-filled Heritage: Sri Vidya Dance School

March 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Sri Vidya Dance School in collaboration with the amazing dancers of the Bay Area present “Panchabhoota Linga”. Lord Shiva is part of the Hindu trinity. The other being Lord Brahma (the creator) and Lord Vishnu (the protector). Lord Shiva’s role is to destroy the universe to recreate it. The Shiva Linga is an abstract yet a very strong representation of Lord Shiva as an emblem of the generative power of Nature.

The Hindu culture of India dwells in the strong connection of the five elements in nature and how it represents itself with the Shiva Linga. The five elements of Earth, fire, water, air and space manifest themselves in the various Shiva Temples of India as a form of the Shiva Linga.

In our presentation, using the medium of the Classical dance form from North and South India, the manifestation of the five elements while representing Lord Shiva will come alive. Using the texts from various ancient scriptures written in praise of Lord Shiva, a blend of musical notes with rhythm and lyrics along with the beautiful dance movements of the five elements of Lord Shiva will mesmerize the audience. The classical dance forms portrayed are Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi and Mohiniattam which showcase the major dance forms from all over the country of India.

The performance will be followed by an interactive dance workshop.
[Image Description : Akila Rao of Sri Vidya Dance School stands in partial profile in front of the camera with her gaze facing front. She wears classical indian dance garments with deep reds and blues with accents of gold and is adorned with jewelry. Her left arm scoops below her chest, her right arm lifts slightly behind her. Fingertips are painted red. ]


March 19, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


CA United States


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