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Aug 3: CV.Chandrasekhar (New York)

C.V.Chandrasekhar in Nirantara…a journey of music and dance
August 3, 2008
3:30 PM
The Hindu Temple Auditorium
Flushing, NY 11355

A double bill with Three Aksha's new production "PRAYOG" a dialogue
between dance and mathematics

The legendary dance exponent Guru Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar presents
his inspiring solo dance. Nirantara is a blend of the abstract & the
emotional fusion of two major elements, nritta (pure dance) & nritya
(expressive dance) and is a dramatic interpretation of the
juxtaposition & contrast of Bharatanatyam rudiments.

"PRAYOG" features a vibrant 8 member dance ensemble and will explore
the relationship between mathematical and metaphysical elements of
traditional South Indian dance through Bharatanatyam choreography.
This piece also uses basic principles of arithmetic to explore the
bridge between arts and mathematics. It is
presented by Three Aksha Institute.

Tickets: $50, $25, $15 ($12 for students and seniors)

Buy your tickets online at www.sulekha.com/newyork
(there is a $1 service charge per ticket)
remaining tickets will also be sold at the door

For more information contact Sonali Skandan

presented by Jiva Performing Arts (www.jivaperformingarts.org), the
Dance Festival of India at Carnegie Hall (www.dfi08.org), and The
Arch (www.thearch.us)

CV Chandrasekhar
C V Chandrasekhar, one of India's senior most Bharatanatyam dancers
was trained at the internationally renowned Kalakshetra in Chennai
under the mentorship of Rukmini Devi Arundale. He has imbibed from
his mentor the best of Indian art, culture and aesthetics. He served
the Banaras Hindu University and M. S. University of Baroda and
retired as the Head and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts of M S
University of Baroda.

C V Chandrasekhar is a multi faceted personality being a dancer,
choreographer, researcher, musician, academician, composer and highly
acclaimed teacher of Bharatanatyam. He has been performing for the
past six decades in India and all over the globe and is invited by
many dancers the world over to teach and to choreograph. A much
revered dancer in his seventies, his presentation of Bharatanatyam
technique is at its finest and continues to be an inspiration for all
dancers.



Directions to the Temple:

By Automobile
From Manhattan : Take Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway. Exit
at Kissena Blvd. (Exit No. 24), and turn left onto Kissena Blvd.
travel approximately 1 mile, then turn right onto Holly Ave. Travel
three blocks and turn left onto Bowne St. You will see the temple on
your right.

From Long Island :
Take Long Island Expressway (I-495 WEST) and exit at Kissena Blvd.
(EXIT No. 24). At second traffic light turn right on Kissena Blvd.
Once on Kissena Blvd. travel approximately 1 mile, then turn right
onto Holly Ave. Proceed three blocks and turn left onto Bowne
Street. You will see the Temple on your right.

If you are coming from areas other than Manhattan or Long Island,
take any one of the highways most convenient to you - The Belt
Parkway, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or Grand Central Parkway - and
then get on Long Island Expressway. From there, follow directions
given above.

By Public Transportation
Take IRT Flushing Line (No.7) train from Manhattan. Get of at last
stop - Main Street, Flushing. Take Q27 bus from Main Street, which
goes up Kissena Blvd., and turns left onto Holly Ave. Get off at the
stop just before Bowne Street and you will see the Rajagopuram of the
temple to your left. The bus ride is only five to ten minutes at the
most.

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