Ever thought of a visit to India to experience their fascinating history, culture, and arts? Well, what if a bit of India came to you?
Our Penn's Village audience enjoyed a window into Indian culture via dance. Our presenter, Madhusmita Bora, gave us a lecture on classic dances from the Hindu monasteries that provided a journey through a 600-year-old dance tradition.
Sattriya was preserved, nourished, and practiced only by monks on a little island in Northeast India until recently. We enjoyed stories from Hindu mythology through the dance and learned about the monks and their lives.
Masks, costumes, and props were displayed. We were led in movement exercises and learned some vocabulary of this ancient Indian tradition.