Spotlight Series: Summer of India

Pier 62 | Free
Thursday June 29, 2023, 5–7 pm
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Head on down to Pier 62 to witness an array of dance performances from Nrityalaya School of Dance, Urvasi Dance Ensemble, and STAR (Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm)!

All ages welcome

About the Performers:

  • Nrityalaya School of Dance was founded by Vidyalakshmi Vinod in 2002 in greater Seattle area to teach students the ancient Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam. They strive to impart quality dance education and disciplined training to its students and help them grow into professional classical dancers.
  • Urvasi Dance Ensemble has practiced and promoted the research and practice of classical Odissi/Orissi dance from India in Seattle and Olympia, Washington since 1975.
  • STAR (Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm) is a Seattle-based Tamil traditional performance arts troupe which was started in 2015. It is a Washington state registered nonprofit organization. STAR vision is to bring all the Tamil traditional performing arts to USA and to introduce to the next generations.

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, Nrityalaya School of Dance
  • 5:50 PM – 6:35 PM, Urvasi Dance Ensemble
  • 6:40 PM – 7:00 PM, STAR

Gallery

Nrityalaya School of Dance

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm

Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm

Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm

Seattle Tamil Arts of Rhythm

Spotlight on the Waterfront engages audiences of all ages to experience music and visual performances along the new waterfront. Set on one of the city’s most scenic locations, Pier 62, this series provides audiences a chance to discover the region’s arts and culture.

This ‘pop-up’ program is a platform for local artists and cultural communities to introduce themselves, their songs, dance, and cultures, to a wide audience. These performances encourage a sense of spontaneity for neighbors, visitors and other community members along the downtown Seattle shoreline.

Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another.

In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.

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