Kala Anjali (Rental)
March 9, 2019
Natyakalanjali Academy of Dance and Music presents Kala Anjali, an evening of East Indian dance, music, and martial arts. Nataykalanjali believes strongly in using the arts and deep-rooted culture of India for the betterment of today’s world. All profits from the show will be donated to the victims of the Kerala floods in Southern India, who have lost their homes in these floods.
This presentation seeks to create a cross-cultural conversation between the Indian classical arts and New Mexican viewers, making art forms accessible to different audiences around the world. Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form) and Indian classical music are versatile and complete idioms, capable of telling stories. The Indian martial arts are said to be one of the most ancient arts of warfare. Natyakalanjali considers it to be an honor to be able to share these artistic experiences for a cause.
$25 w/ $5 discount for students
Kerala, the southernmost tip of India, receives approximately 2,000 millimeters of rainfall annually. At the end of 2018, Kerala received 2,350 millimeters of rain in just two weeks. As a result, two main rivers, the Periyar and the Pamba, were flooded and 22 dams had to be opened to avoid damage to the structures. This led to landslides and flooding in 13 of the 14 districts in Kerala. Nearly 21,747 miles of roads, an estimated 174,000 houses, and 218 bridges need to be rebuilt. Crops of around 46,000 hectares have been destroyed, and the total flood loss has been estimated to be $5.6 billion USD. Kala Anjali hopes to add a drop of assistance to this ocean of need in its humble way
Natyakalanjali is an organization for the arts of India—Bharatanatyam, including Carnatic music and allied classical and contemporary forms, with a holistic focus on education, performance, and community outreach. Natyakalanjali is also a premiere academy of Bharathanatyam (Indian dance) and Carnatic (South Indian vocal music) in Albuquerque, with branches in Little Rock, AR and Trivandrum, India. Natyakalanjali focuses on traditional ways of imparting Indian arts.
Kala Anjali’s vision and mission stem from two principles: first, every artist is a sensitive respondent to experiences within and around him/her, and second, ambient and holistic exposure to excellence in the arts must be offered as a benefit to the world.