Fall Photos: Darpana: Nataraja Vandanam – Love Songs to Shiva

On Friday, September 29, 2017 as part of the 41st annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan, Mallika Sarabhai and three dancers from India’s Darpana Academy of Performing Arts performed Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva, choreographed by Ms. Sarabhai and her mother Mrinalini Sarabhai. In the work, the nayikas (heroines) journey through a wide range of emotions in their joyous, rhythmic celebration of Shiva, one of the principal Hindu deities. Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan engaged in a post-performance discussion with Mallika Sarabhai and the dancers from Darpana.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.