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Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival, 2019 – Day 1

April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Central Pennsylvania’s premier Indian music and dance event, the fifth annual Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival features top artists from over the world. Join Society for Indian Music and Arts and Nritya on the evenings of April 5 and 7, for moving, spectacular, and memorable performances!

The evening of April 5th will present two splendid performances, a Carnatic Violin Recital by the illustrious Vidwan V. V. Subrahmanyam & Vidwan V. V. S. Murari, and a Sattriya Dance recital by Madhusmita Bora & Prerona Bhuyan.

Music of medieval South India, Carnatic Music came forward through the temples. In the 18th century, the ‘Trinity’, comprising of three prolific musician composers – Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, and Syama Shastri, created a new era for the music. This classical form depicts devotional themes that originate from Hindu philisophy.

Sattriya is a classical dance form from the Northeastern Indian state of Assam, which originated in the isolated Viashnavite monasteries on the island of Majuli. Originally the dance was an integral component of one-act operatic plays. Cloistered from public view, the art evolved over five centuries in the monasteries, and emerged as an independent art form with a continuous living tradition of 500 years in the middle of the 20th century. The Government of India recognized Sattriya as one of India’s eight classical dance forms in the year 2000.

Pricing: Adults – $6.50 (includes fee); Students – $5.50 (includes fee)

For tickets and more information, please contact:  

(484) 725 – 3868

[email protected]

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State College, PA 16801 United States
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