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Friday, February 25, 2011

Acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Performs at SU March 2

Nrityagram Dance EnsembleSALISBURY, MD---In India, learning classical dance takes a village—literally.

In 1990, Protima Gauri founded Nrityagram (Indian for “dance village”), the country’s first modern residential school for Indian classical dance instruction. The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble made its U.S. debut in New York in 1996, earning rave reviews.

On Wednesday, March 2, the acclaimed ensemble performs as part of Salisbury University’s “India and the Sub-Continent” cultural events series. Their show is 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The dancers come to SU following a show at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The ensemble has performed to sold-out venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The New York Times hails Nrityagram as “a modern devotion to sacred Indian ritual.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls the ensemble “just brilliant.” The Hindu lauds its performances as “pure magic.”

Sponsored by SU’s Office of Cultural Affairs and World Artist Experiences, Inc., admission is free and the public is invited. Tickets are not required.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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