- PRESS ROOM
Courage – a Bharatanatyam solo
by Rasika Kumar
Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13 @ 8 pm
1310 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
The devadasi (temple dancer) who refused to abandon her art. The woman who ignited a national movement with a simple act of defiance. The ordinary citizens who rebuilt their lives in the wake of a devastating tsunami. These and other stories are depicted in Courage., a solo Bharatanatyam production by Rasika Kumar. Live musical accompaniment by: Malavika Kumar (nattuvangam), Sindhu Natarajan (vocal), Ganesh Ramanarayanan (mridangam), Krishna Parthasarathy (violin).
At the conclusion of our ‘Gandhi” performance in Fremont on March 31st, Abhinaya dancers proceeded to meet the appreciative audience in the theater lobby. One woman brought her two children who were excited to meet Gandhi, and they were somewhat disappointed that it was me as I was playing the title role. Instead of a man, they encountered a female …