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Classical Indian dances at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Classical Indian dances
at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival
May 19, 2018

The Indian community was well-represented at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival.

In this video, Master of Ceremonies Chris Tanaka introduced Sandhyadipa Kar at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival. She explained the history and mechanics of Odissi and then introduced her student who performed the dance from India.

NOTE: The images below with a white arrow in the middle is a video. (The other images are just photos) You can click on the white arrow to watch the video of the Bharathanatyam dance. Make sure your speakers are on and you can make the video full screen once it begins by clicking the icon in the lower right corner.



Sandhyadipa Kar

Sandhyadipa Kar

Sandhyadipa Kar and student dancer

Sandhyadipa Kar and student dancer


Sandhyadipa Kar introduced the next dance which she called Pure Dance. This was another Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India.



Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India

Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India


Odissi, a classical form of Odisha Dance from India

Next, Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts students performed a classical dance of India at the 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival. Founder Sujatha Srinivasan specializes in the highly stylized and vigorous classical Indian dance form called Bharathanatyam.



Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers

Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers


Next was a dance to Lord Vishnu.



Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers

Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers

This is a Goddess Durga Dance.



Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers

This was the finale and the dancers were introduced at the end.



Shri Kalaa Mandir Center dancers



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