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      September 13, 2008

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      520 6th Street
      Ames, Iowa 50010

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      Odissi Dance Performance by Ms. Sanchita Bhattacharya

      Classical Indian (Odissi) dance concert by internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Ms. Sanchita Bhattacharya.

      The dance concert will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 7:00 PM at the Ames City Auditorium, Ames, Iowa.

      In the first half of the concert, Sanchita will perform pieces from a traditional Odissi repertoire. The second half of the program will include a thematic production "The Draupadi Phenomenon" that demands dignity for today's woman through the historic figure of Draupadi, one of the most tragic and representative figures of wronged womanhood from the ancient Indian epic, the "Mahabharata."

      Sanchita has performed at several world venues ranging from the Madison Square Garden in New York to Esplanade Theater, Singapore, from World Culture concert at Hull in the UK to Provincial Museum Alberta, Canada. Her experiences range from performing duet with Tap and Flamingo (Toledo, Spain) to a traditional Sankat Mochan Festival (Varanasi, India).

      Sanchita 's Odissi Dance Foundation headquartered in Kolkata, India, provides free training in this ancient art form to financially needy as well as physically and mentally challenged students.

      Admission is free but a free-will donation will be collected at the event for the 2008 Iowa flood victims and channeled through the Red Cross.

      Sanchita will also hold a free lecture demonstration at the Ames Public Library on Friday Sept 12 at 4:30 PM. This workshop is funded by the Story County Community Foundation. Contact: 515-239-5656.

      Sanchita will hold a children and adult workshop on Sunday Sept 14, (1:30-2:30 PM and 3-4 PM, respectively at the Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. This workshop is sponsored by the Gateway Dance Theatre.
      Contact: or 515-282-8696.

      Cost: free-will donation for dance concert: see description

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