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Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that tickets are on sale for the performance by Dance Ihayami.  The company will be presenting Thrayaa – Trinity in Lerwick Town Hall on Saturday 20th March.

Dance Ihayami

The evening begins with a performance by local dancers who will have been working for a week with two of Dance Ihayami’s dancers, learning a short Indian classical dance sequence.  The show also includes live music from local Shetland musicians to which Dance Ihayami has created new choreographies, combining lively traditional music with the rhythmic and energetic footwork of the Bharatanatyam.

In Thrayaa Dance Ihayami explore the power of the three principles of creation, sustenance and destruction through rhythmic footwork and beautiful hand gestures.

Dance Ihayami is the first cross-cultural professional dance company of its kind in Scotland, dedicated to the art of Indian classical dance and its rich complexity of rhythm, posture, gesture and expression.  The company was founded by dancer and choreographer Priya Shrikumar, with a mission to enrich the Scottish national repertoire of dance, and to create opportunities for artists from culturally diverse communities.

Dance Ihayami

The dances have their roots in the ancient classical dance forms that were performed by South Indian temple dancers dating back over 3000 years.  Today, the company’s dancers hail from Scotland, Israel, Ireland, India, New Zealand and England and bring a truly multinational dimension to every performance.

Dance Ihayami offers a unique cultural experience that transcends national boundaries.  Its repertoire of scintillating dances blends traditional South Indian dance with contemporary music from around the world to create an enthralling spectacle.

The performance at the town hall starts at 7.30 and tickets prices £8/£6 (concessions) can be bought from Shetland box office on 01595 745555.

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