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Rasa! An Indian Classical Dance Performance with Jyoti Argade

Jyoti Dances
April 27 2018

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend

Join us for Rasa! ~ a breathtaking evening of Bharata Natyam ~ classical dance from southern India.

Bharata Natyam is a style of dance theatre that tells stories through mudras, dynamic postures, intricate facial expressions, syncopated footwork, and coordinated eye movements.

In this recital, Jyoti will explore the aesthetics of rasa. Rasa is a Sanskrit word that means a sweet feeling or the essence of taste and emotion. Rasa is created through the performer’s connection with her audience.

about the Performer

Jyoti Dances


Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Jyoti Argade is a practitioner, scholar, and teacher of the Indian classical style, Bharata Natyam. As the daughter of a Bharata Natyam guru, Jyoti grew up dancing in her family’s home studio in North Carolina and spent numerous summers in Chennai studying with V.P. and Shantha Dhananjayan of the Kalakshetra school. Her work has been presented at the American Dance Festival, The Kitchen in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum and the Asia Society, among others.


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Bharata Natyam - Regular $20.00
Barata Natyam - Low income $15.00