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Rangoli Dance Company presents a Double Bill:
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Hollywood, CA
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Rangoli Dance Company presents a Double Bill:
Classical Indian dance, music, and visual designs express a scope of artistic and spiritual experience that extends from the intimate to the infinite. The concert features dances in the Bharatanatyam (Classical dances of India) style to enact stories related to Lord Krishna. The numerous deities in the Hindu Pantheon are considered manifestations of the Supreme Spirit, which can take any form any time. India is a storehouse of myths and legends and these dances reveal stories that depict HIM as the infant, the lover, and the supreme Lord.

Come join Rangoli Dance Company as Artistic Directors Malathi and Lakshmi Iyengar unite their creative forces and evocative choreography for this exciting journey!

Choreographer Malathi Iyengar is the recipient of the 2013 C.O.L.A Choreography Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles and the 2010 Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Dance for her choreography Shivaya. Iyengar is a recipient of numerous awards for her choreographic works and is recognized as a Master Artist of Bharatanatyam dance by the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.

Established in 1985, The Rangoli Foundation celebrated a significant milestone of 30 years of creativity and artistic excellence in 2015. In recognition, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department have honored Rangoli Foundation with a Certificate and Resolution.

Choreography:  Malathi Iyengar
Lighting Design:  Eileen Cooley
Costume Design:  Lakshmi Iyengar
Set Design:  Suresh Iyengar

The Dancers:
Anita Anand,  Abhijnya Gowder, Ritika Iyer, Amiya Prasad, Anya Prasad, Akshaya Sekhar, Chirag Sumathi, Dhruv Sumathi, & Nishitha Viswanathan

Traditional Appalachian Music & Dance
Rebecca Stout, Molly White, & Steve Werner

Straight from the Appalachian mountains, this civil-war era music, also known as Old-Time, was traditionally played at dances, play parties, and front porch family gatherings.  The common goal of a Flatfoot dancer is to mimic the fiddle or banjo tune with percussive steps.  Many of the fiddle tunes and dance steps are directly descended from England, Ireland and Scotland, but when combined with the banjo tunes and African rhythms brought by slaves to the Southeastern United States, they began to take on a quality unique to the great American melting pot.  For the past 200 years, theses tunes and dance steps have been passed from generation to generation through oral tradition and remain as the quintessential music and movement representing the American South.

Rebecca Stout continues this tradition in her own family with the art of Appalachian Flatfoot Dance, sharing it with friends all over the world. Her work is featured in the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Come witness the joy of this happy dance as she performs along with Molly White and Steve Werner in the relaxed, old-time way.  

As a special treat, Rebecca, Molly, Steve, and Rangoli Dancers will join together for a cross-cultural percussive dance jam finale!

Tickets: Advance Purchase $30 / Door $35 / Donor & Reserved Seats $50
Groups of 10 or more - $25 per person (advance purchase)
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A presentation of Rangoli Foundation for Art & Culture



Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (View)
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States

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Arts > Dance

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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