Dancing at the Freer|Sackler during the Inspired by India family celebration. (All photos by Neil Greentree.)
On Saturday, more than 7,000 people were inspired by India at our family celebration in honor of the exhibition Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran. Bollywood dancers shared the afternoon with classical Kathak dancers to create a synergy of color, light, and movement. Were you there?
What’s your favorite type of dance: traditional or contemporary?
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Learning to dance Bollywood style.
Traditional kathak dance on stage at the Freer’s Meyer Auditorium.
Kathak dancer Prachi Dalal.
Prachi Dalal performs in a program of traditional kathak dance. These include stories from the temple traditions of storytelling, courtly customs, and royal challenges as well as songs of mysticism, devotion, passion, and play (by leoncio). The next (and final) performance begins at 3pm in the Meyer Auditorium.