Visiting Artist Janaki Patrik




Visiting Artist Janaki Patrik

World Music & Dance

Janaki Patrik
Janaki Patrik

Larry Berk Arts & Cultural Programs

Janaki Patrik
World Music & Dance

Thursday, March 12, 2015
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
College Lounge

We welcome Janaki Patrik, SUNY Ulster’s spring Visiting Artist in the World Music & Dance, Larry Berk Arts & Cultural Programs.

Janaki Patrik, Founder and Artistic Director of the New York City-based classical Indian dance company, the Kathak Ensemble & Friends, will deliver a lecture, and give demonstrations, on Kathak Dance.

The Northern Indian classical Kathak and folk dance performance scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2015 is part of SUNY Ulster’s World Music & Dance, Larry Berk Arts & Cultural Programs. A lecture/demonstration of the dance will take place March 12, 2015, from 1:15 to 2:15 pm, in the College Lounge.

Patrik will unravel her creative process for the March 20 performance, Vasant Leela Spring Revels, celebrating the first day of Spring 2015, during the course of this lecture/demonstration.

Patrik has been trained in Kathak classical North Indian dance, Hindustani vocal and tabla drumming at the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, by several of North India’s greatest artists. She also is trained in music and dance idioms of her native United States and studied classical Western flute, as well as ballet and modern dance.

She was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation in 1988/89 to study the poetry of the Kathak dance repertoire, and an American Institute of Indian Studies Language Fellowship to study Hindi in India in 1994. Janaki has performed both classical Kathak and her own choreography throughout the United States, Canada, and India.

Learn and laugh!

For more event information, call 845-687-5262. Admission is by donation.

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