The beauty of the classical Indian dance form, Kathak, will be the focus of a program at DeSales University on Tuesday, March 23. The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will be held at 7:00 p.m., in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center. Refreshments will be served following the program. read more >>
Sponsors of the event are the Institute for US – India Collaboration, in collaboration with the DeSales Diversity Lecture Series.
The guest artists include internationally renowned performers. Won Joung Jin, world- renowned for her dynamic performances, will present the Indian dance. Jin, who was born in Korea, will be accompanied by Loren Oppenheimer, an accomplished tabla (Indian drum) soloist. Music by Oppenheimer, a Virginia born American, has been featured in numerous events and on film. The music also will include a mix of Indian and world instruments and musical styles.
The array of featured artists will perform “Tabla Ecstasy,” a soulful and mature composition that offers an enthralling display of Indian drumming, during which highly intricate rhythmic patterns are set to a repeating melodic time cycle of 16 beats.
The role of the Institute for U.S. – India Collaboration, as part of the Gambet Center for Innovation and Global Engagement at DeSales, is to help develop broad, deep and mutually useful engagement between the Greater Lehigh Valley and partner organization in India. Future programs will include guest speakers, presentations, cultural programming, among other offerings.
For more information on the institute, contact Ashim Bhowmick, chairperson of the institute and the Catholic-Hindu Dialog, at 610-966-5057.
The DeSales Diversity Lecture Series was introduced during the 2009 – 2010 academic year. The goal of the series is to provide the University community, as well as members of the general public, with supplemental academic programming in order to raise awareness of issues and opportunities for change in our global society. The series has covered topics such as “Diversity in the Media and Its Impact on Society” and “Multi-culture / Multi-race Families in America.”
For more information on the DeSales Diversity Series, contact Chanel Greene, director of the DeSales University Office of Multicultural Life, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1721.
Press Release: DeSales Presents "Kathak: Indian Classical Dance" Program, Tues., March 23 | Posted on: 3/19/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu