There are many ways to experience a new culture. You can try the food, read the literature, or listen to the music, just to name a few. But in this new digital series, we want you to get out of your seat and explore the world through movement and dance!
During this one-hour live experience, guests of all ages are invited to discover the roots of cultural dances from around the globe, learning some steps and uncovering the meaning behind the moves. Rather than just sitting down and watching a performance, you’re invited to get up and try out the moves yourself. After a presentation on the history and cultural significance of the dance, your host will break down a short sequence of steps to try at home or even bust out during the grand finale group performance!
This month, we’ll be joined by Yamini Kalluri, who will be introducing us to Kuchipudi, a classical Indian style dance. Named after the village it was established in, Kuchipudi dates to the 15th century and was originally only performed by men. This theatrical style of dance is known for its brisk, rhythmic patterns and vigorous movements, performed with grace. Don’t miss this incredible exploration of global movement!
All photographs by Alejandro Ulloa
Yamini Kalluri is a world-class professional Kuchipudi dancer based in New York City where she teaches, performs and trains full time. She offers performances, workshops, intensives and production direction internationally with an aim to bring a new face and a bigger representation to Kuchipudi globally.
Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.
This Online Experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.
We provide closed captioning for all of our Online Experiences, as well as transcripts upon request. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, requests, or access needs.
This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.
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