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Dance, World cultures, Music
Presented by The Leela Institute
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Featuring Mallika Sarabhai & Ensemble (Bharatanatyam).
Opening Performances by the Leela Dance Collective (Kathak).
With Jayanta Banerjee (Sitar), Vaibhav Mankad (Vocals & Harmonium), Satyaprakash Mishra (Tabla). 

North and South India come together in this scintillating performance that is simultaneously dance, music, rhythm, poetry and story-telling. Pragati features the renowned India-based Mallika Sarabhai and Ensemble, along with the Los Angeles-based Leela Dance Collective. Both ensembles serve to bridge history and progress, tradition and innovation, as they pay homage to the legacies of two iconic artists - Mrinalini Sarabhai and Chitresh Das, while bringing a contemporary voice to Bharatanatyam and Kathak. Replete with vivid costuming, magnificent multimedia imagery, live music and world-class dance, Pragati promises to entertain and exhilarate. 

"She dazzles. Mallika Sarabhai is many people at the same time and they all vie for brilliance."

Saturday, September 09, 2017 @ 6:00 PM