CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Indian dance troupe brings act to UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An evening of classical Indian dances and music will
be presented Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at MacBride Auditorium,
sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs.
Noopoor Dance Troupe will perform "Katha," a depiction of
stories from the two immortal epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, with music
by Anil Datar and Archita Roy.
Noopoor Dance Troupe is a voluntary Iowa City/Cedar Rapids-based organization
that was established in 1992 to facilitate cultural exchanges among Americans
and Indians. The members, with ages ranging from six to 35, are predominantly
American-born Indians and others from Iowa and Illinois. The troupe performs
classical Indian dances, songs and music, and also the folk dances of India.
They have performed throughout Illinois and Eastern Iowa, including at
the UI International Program's Cultural Diversity Day, and at the India
Student Association's Festival of Lights.
A solo Tabla performance by Anil Datar, "Rhythms of India,"
will also be featured during the program.
The performances are free and open to the public. Donations will be
accepted to cover general program expenses. Any remaining donations will
be sent to Mother Theresa's Sisterhood.
UI International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree
programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized
under the associate provost and dean for international programs, these
units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote
global scholarship, research and teaching.
For more information on the performance, call (319) 335-0345.