Natya returns to The Dance Center of Columbia College to celebrate 40 years of performing and creating dance art with the world premiere of Varna – Colors of White, an exploration of universal emotions and their diverse colors that find expression through words, music, dance and drama. Conceived by founder and artistic director Hema Rajagopalan, the narratives bring together the secular and the divine, the manifest and the unmanifest as part of the integrated whole. Eminent musicians from India accompany principal dancer Krithika Rajagopalan and the Natya dancers. Based on ancient texts and poems of Sage poets, and set to original musical scores, Varna considers feelings of love, desire, compassion, sorrow, greed and jealousy along with humor.
$125 Saturday 40th anniversary celebration: includes performance of Varna with special one-night-only performance by Hema Rajagopalan followed by a post-performance gala with food, drinks, and live music.
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From September 8 - 25, a 5-pack of raffle tickets is only $25.
From September 26 - October 9, a 5-pack of raffle tickets is $35.
From October 9 - 21, 5-pack of raffle tickets is $40. Online raffle sales stop on October 21, 2015; in-person sales will be available at Varna - Colors of White at the Dance Center of Columbia College both before and after the performances.