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$4 Online Tickets
$5 Day of Concert
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Sasikala Penumarthi extensively trained as a Kuchipudi Artist under the legendary Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, Chennai, India, and moved to Atlanta in 1991. Sasikala established the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance, a non-profit organization in 1997 to propagate this art into the mainstream. She teaches dance at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale and her own dance studio in Suwanee, Georgia.
Sasikala received the Master Artist award from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts and Georgia Arts Council. She is on the touring artist roster of the Georgia Arts Council, a Governor's program. As an artist affiliate and adjunct faculty, she teaches full semester credit courses at Emory University and visits other universities to conduct Master Classes in Kuchipudi.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: Kuchipudi is a classical South India Dance Form, known for its graceful, fluid movements and for its strong narrative and dramatic elements.
RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVELS: ALL AGES
CROSS-CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Fine Arts, Social Studies,
GENERAL MUSIC STANDARDS MK-8GM.6-8
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