Unique Indian Classical Dance Ballet in Houston area

An Indian classical dance production depicting the divine love of Goddess Radha for Lord Krishna, with choreography and music direction done entirely by young, blossoming Houston artists.
PEARLAND, Texas - Jan. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Global Organization for Divinity will present an Indian classical dance ballet titled “Radhe…Radhe…-- A Story of Love for the Supreme” on March 15, 2014 starting at 4:15 pm at the CA Nelson Auditorium located at 2337 N Galveston Ave, Pearland TX 77581. The presentation will be in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the organization’s prayer house, Namadwaar, located in the Pearland/Manvel area, and is supported by the City of Pearland Convention and Visitors’ Bureau through its cultural arts grant.

The dance ballet will depict – through the popular Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam – the divine love of Princess Radha, a goddess in human form, who in ancient Indian scriptures, stands for the epitome of devotion to God. The performance will weave an English narrative with numerous Indian classical songs to tell the story of Princess Radha, whose love for Lord Krishna, an incarnation of the Supreme God, is held in high esteem even today by millions of devotees around the world. Radha is considered a ‘supreme secret’ in Indian scriptures – meaning she is one who is not easily understood by a lay person, and yet she reveals herself readily to a person with true devotion.

Indian culture has always been tightly intertwined with spirituality, and all of India’s classical art forms and traditions have evolved only through spirituality and devotion. This is the reason why most Indian classical music and dance performances primarily revolve around a theme of divinity and devotion.

This particular dance production is a first-of-its-kind for many reasons. The production features, for the first time in this format, the beautiful musical compositions of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, a spiritual preceptor in India. It is the first such dance production for Global Organization for Divinity. And for the first time, both the choreography and music direction have been put together entirely by young Houston artistes.

Surabi Veeraragavan, the choreography director, is a talented dancer with several performances to her credit. She has learned Bharatanatyam under many accomplished teachers including the world-famous danseuse Ms. Chitra Vishveshvaran, and currently continues to evolve under distinguished Houston teacher, Ms. Padmini Chari.

Uma Ranganathan, the music director, is wonderful vocalist who learned under Dr. K. Vageesh of India and is currently under the tutelage of the eminent Ms. Rajarajeshwary Bhat of Houston. A relatively recent addition to the Houston Indian classical music scene, she is an accomplished musician and also a dancer who, apart from lending her voice to the production, has also composed the entire background music and dance score for it.

The production also brings together several dancers not only from the Houston area but also from other parts of the USA. Dancers who will participate in this production include Surabi Veeraragavan, Anu Nagasimha, Maya Iyer, Shubha Soman, Akila Raman, Nisha Gosar, Kavya Rajan, Roopa Nagarajan - all from the Houston area, Suwetha Kalyan from Dallas and Nrithi Subramanian from Minneapolis.

This unique dance ballet is sure to delight the audience with its musical as well as visual grace and beauty. Tickets can be purchased at http://events.sulekha.com. Sponsors are welcome. For more information about the program or for tickets, call 281-303-5828 or 281-402-6585, or email houston.god@godivinity.org.

Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) is a worldwide organization that aims to promote peace, harmony and universal love amid cultural diversity. It is involved in several spiritual, cultural and social activities across the world and in several cities in the USA, including the Houston area.

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