September 15, 2011
FRCC VPAG_Indian Dance and Music Poster Presentation

Classical Indian music, dance comes to FRCC-Westminster gallery Sept. 22

Indian music and dance will be featured in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery at Front Range Community College.

The gallery is Room C1660 at the Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster.

Puja Allepalli will perform Bharatanatyam dance, the most popular form of classical dance in southern India. It also is among the oldest forms of classical Indian dance, with references to it from the early 16th century. A dancer and choreographer of Bharatanatyam, Allepalli is the founder of the Shivanjali Center for Fine Arts in Denver.

Gayathri Krishnamurthy, an accomplished classical singer and veena player, has sung with numerous bands in India and the United States. The veena is an Indian stringed instrument. Krishnamurthy has performed on the All India Radio and in concerts in Madurai, Bangalore, and the United States.

Prasun Kumar Allepalli trained in South Indian classical vocal music and veena, studying under Indian master artists. Although classically trained, he also enjoys singing “Bollywood” songs and popular music with the band Chennai Express.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

For further information, contact Kevin Garry, music faculty and gallery co-director, at (303) 404-5590.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a retired soccer referee and newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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