UNmasked - A Story Through the Ages

10/29/2017 4:00 PM

UNmasked - A Story Through the Ages

UNmasked - A Story Through the Ages
Public · Hosted by Bharathakala Naatya Academy
A Third Eye Dancers & Bharathakala Natya Academy Presentation
A Fundraiser for Children with Special Needs

Today, more than ever, this story is important.  This is a story of a girl, like you or me. (UN)MASKED is a fusion dance drama with a fresh take on a timeless tale. It takes us through the various stages of life for a woman from her very first breath to her last one. At every stage in life as a  daughter, a friend, a lover, a wife , a mother or a grandmother, she is conditioned to be accepting of others and look out for others over herself.  Every relationship she forges, she dons a new mask as the expectations from her keep on changing. This bring s a deep and burning desire at one point to peel these layers away and express herself. But at what cost? 

It does not matter, whether you are a doctor, an engineer, a teacher or a home maker, we all slip these masks on with ease and often times find ourselves in the same predicament. 

This production addresses a very relevant topic today. The production is showcasing the work of renowned costume designers Mrs, Sandhya Raman from Delhi, India. The significance of the costumes used in this production is that , they are made from digital reproductions of the artwork created by children with special needs. The colors are vibrant and the artwork evokes a connection with the artist, that they miss in the regular world. Proceeds of this production go to help such children. 

Mrs. Subathra Sudarshan started Bharathakala Naatya Academy in 2007 with only 15 students which has now grown to over 200 students in past 10 years.  Subathra has extensively performed around the world and choreographed & produced many phenomenal thematic natya productions. She was  invited by the Government of China  to perform for the Silk Road. Bharathakala Naatya Academy was established to promote and teach the divine art of Bharathanatyam as well as to inculcate the Indian culture and values to students.  Bharathakala Naatya believes in giving through dance.  With that in mind Subathra founded Third Eye Dancers (a Nonprofit Organization) in 2010.  Bharathakala along with Third Eye Dancers has raised and donated over $200,000 for various noble causes & charities, within the past 10 years.  Our goal is to show our students that they too can make a difference in this world we share.

Third Eye Dancers is a Georgia not for profit organization (IRS 501 c 3) with the goal of increasing awareness about social issues affecting children, including education, environmental, abuse and those related to health. The organization strongly believes that communicating social issues through dance not only enhances reception but also entices children and young adults to get involved in the remediation of such pressing issues.

Third Eye Dancers has contributed to various causes over the years including Rising Star Outreach (children affected by Leprosy), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Akshaya Trust (CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan), Tamilnadu Kidney Research Foundation and for Bhutanese Refugees Children Education in Atlanta.

Bharathakala engages students in imaginative dances while learning about the history of Bharatnatyam as well as the culture following the Kalakshetra style

Date: Sunday, Oct 29, 2017
Time: seating 3:30pm, 4 PM - 7 PM
Venue: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, Georgia 30097
Tickets: thirdeyedancers.org
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651071944957026

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