An Intriguing, Superbly Choreographed and Vibrantly Presented Bharatanatyam Dance Performance in the Chicago area

November 15, 2015--  Aptly described as “one of the most dynamic and technically brilliant dancers of India,” acclaimed Bharatanatyam danseuse, Leela Samson, took to the stage in the Chicago area to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her celebrated dance troupe, Spanda Dance Company, in a compilation of works titled “Past Forward.”  The innovative dance program first appeared on the group’s North American tour in Washington, D.C., to rave reviews, and had its Chicago presentation this past weekend at Oswego East High School in Oswego, IL, sponsored by Nrithyanjali School of Dance.


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Bollywood Rhythms introduces the uninitiated to the fun - filled, energetic, and magical world of Bollywood dancing and Indian performing arts.

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