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Dancing in the Moghul Courts

Dancing in the Moghul Courts

Gatineau, Quebec, March 5, 2007 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization, in partnership with Aroha Fine Arts, presents an evening of dancing that will allow you to explore the complexity and beauty of Kathak during the Moghul era. Six dancers will perform this unique blend of North Indian and Persian artistry.

Males used to perform Kathak as a solo dance until the late 1930s, when female dancers emerged on the scene. The main characteristic of a Kathak is the connection the dancer establishes with the audience. Another important aspect of the performance is the facial expression that is supported by gestures of the hands and movements of the body.

Dancing in the Moghul Courts
Saturday, March 10, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Theatre
Tickets: $15
(Supported by Phoenix Homes and the City of Ottawa)

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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