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Leela Samson’s Solo Performance

Dakshina is proud to present Leela Samson

Leela Samson With support from the ICCR, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and in cooperation with the Indian Embassy.
Friday October 7 at 7:30 pm
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW

PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE THEATRE. Box office will open at 6:00 pm.

Join us for our 8th Annual Fall Festival of Indian Arts. Leela Samson opens the festival on Friday October 7 at 7:30 pm with a Bharata Natyam performance. Samson is among India’s most dynamic and technically brilliant dancers, an outstanding representative of Kalakshetra, the famed institute for the classical arts founded by the late Rukmini Devi Arundale on the Chennai ocean front. She joined Kalakshetra as a young child and her formative years were spent in imbibing the nuances of Bharata Natyam and related arts at the feet of celebrated gurus.

Her personal style is unostentatious, serene and characterized by an impeccable technique that blends geometrical precision with vibrancy and an unfettered ease. Her rhythmic acumen is apparent in dance compositions containing varied and challenging percussion patterns. Among the many honors conferred on her, Leela Samson was awarded the prestigious Padmashri by the President of India in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the art of Bharata Natyam as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award instituted by the apex cultural body of the Government of India. Currently, she is the Director of Kalakshetra, Chennai, the oldest dance/theater institution in India.

PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE THEATRE. Box office will open at 6:00 pm.