Dancing Divine: Shantala Shivalingappa at Carolina Performing Arts

Shantala Shivalingappa. Photo: Christopher Duggan.

Shantala Shivalingappa. Photo: Christopher Duggan.

 

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to see a great deal of very fine dance of many types in my life, including a variety of Indian classical dance. But rarely have I seen a program of any kind as exquisite as that given in Memorial Hall by Kuchipudi dancer Shantala Shivalingappa….

Slender crescents of light cradled her dark form, and then one beautiful hand emerged into a cone of brilliance and began its story. It was like being present at the beginning of the world, and when the dancer came fully into the light wrapped in saffron silk heavy with gold, the only suitable response was reverence…”

MY REVIEW OF THE FEBRUARY 18, 2015 PERFORMANCE WAS PUBLISHED BY CVNC.ORG. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

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