Source: al.com; Author: Michael Huebner; Photo Courtesy: al.com

To mark the milestone of the founding of her Birmingham Indian troupe, Natyanananda, Rubin will bring to the city one of India’s finest practitioners of Bharatanatyam. Venkatakrishnan Mahalingam, will be the featured artist at Natyananda’s 35th Birthday Anniversary concert on Saturday. Venkatakrishnan, a solo dancer who was trained at Bharata Kalanjali, the school founded in the late 1960s by V.P. and Shanta Dhananjayan. The Dhananjayans, in turn, were associated with Kalakshetra, another revered, and even older, institution that traces its origins to Rukmini Devi, the most important revivalist of Indian dance.

Date: 8th June
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Bell Theatre, UAB. 700 13th St. South.

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