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Friday, June 22 at 6:15PM

Renowned classical dance soloists Barkha Patel and Vinod Para perform a showcase of classical Indian dance styles—Kathak and Bharatanatyam—with a talkback moderated by Associate Professor of Dance at Wesleyan University, Dr. Hari Krishnan.

Barkha Patel will perform a piece that epitomizes Indian classical Kathak dance. The audience is exposed to pure movement that emphasizes form, motion, and speed through stylistically rapid movement, pirouettes, claps, and footwork, accompanied by the sound of ghungroos (ankle bells). Following, Vinod Para showcases virtuosic Bharatanatyam technique in the world premiere of Black Box 3, created specially for the Inside/Out Performance Series. The work features complex footwork, intricate gestures, architectural design, and a pulsating sound design of Indian, global percussion, and vocalized drum syllables.

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