Treasured in both India and Europe, Shantala Shivalingappa is an acclaimed dancer and choreographer of kuchipudi, a 2,000-year-old classical style based on the Natya Shastra, an ancient codification of dance, music, and theater. Born in India and raised in Paris, Shivalingappa has had the privilege of working with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Maurice Béjart, Peter Brook, Bartabas, and Pina Bausch. She brings her background in kuchipudi and the skills she has learned from these masters to Swayambhu, a program of contrasts, at the same time swift and suspended, earthly and ethereal, symmetrical and asymmetrical.
Part of maximum INDIA.
Presented in cooperation with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Embassy of India, Washington, DC.
Indra K. Nooyi
David M. Rubenstein
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani
The HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Trehan Foundation, Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani, Amway Corporation, and RB Properties Inc.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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