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Subhaashitam: Stories and Scriptures from India

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Photos of dancers performing traditional Indian dance. The text: "Indian Dance Performance. Subhaashitam: Stories and Scriptures from India. Friday April 29, 7 pm at the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, AL. Tickets at tennesseevalleyarts.org." Logos for the Tennessee Valley Art Association, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Indian Dance Performance
Subhaashitam: Stories and Scriptures from India
featuring the Kala Nivedanam School of South Indian Dance and Music

Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm
at the historic Ritz Theatre
in Downtown Sheffield, AL

Tickets: $10
Full details and tickets available at

“Subhaashitam.”  It is Sanskrit for “good words”, words of wisdom, words that make us think, words that educate, inspire, and convey universal human values.   Indian classical dance has always linked movement to words.  As a temple dance form, Bharatanatyam has traditionally used lyrics that are religious or devotional in nature.  Yet Bharatanatyam’s expressive gestural language can be used to illuminate all kinds of stories and ideas, inspiring choreographers today to find or commission lyrics from non-traditional and non-religious sources. This program uses both conventional and non-conventional “Subhaashitam” to explore the arena of human values.

This project is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


April 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Ritz Theatre
111 Third Street
Sheffield, AL 35660 United States
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