SANSKRIT AND THE PERFORMING ARTS: STUDENTS DAY

Shiva Evening Dance. Sanskrit Performance

On Saturday April 9 students in the first and second year Sanskrit classes and Asia 304 (Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts) will give a series of informal student presentations in the Asia Centre Auditorium. The Sanskrit students will present a short play focusing on the episode of the visit of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa to Mithilā to take part in the “bridal choice contest” (svayaṃvara) that King Janaka has arranged for his daughter, Sītā. Students from Asia 304 will then present a composition entitled “Get In The Cycle” based on recitation of mnemonic patterns from the repertoire for the Tabla and Kathak traditions of North India. The event will conclude with student presentations of their practicum performances for Asia 304. This will include two renditions of Bharata Natyam dance and a short presentation of the art of the South Indian Sarasvati Veena or Indian lute.

Saturday,April 9, 2016
1:30pm – 5pm
Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, UBC

  • 1:30 to 2:30 Sanskrit play
  • 2:30 to 3:00 break
  • 3:00 to 4:00 Performance of “Get In The Cycle”
  • 4:00 to 5:00 Practicum performances for Asia 304