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sat16mar4:00 pmsat5:30 pmTuLA"The Balance of Life"

Event Details

TuLA: The Balance
of Life is a unique, large-scale live performance event, combining
modern and classical Indian music, dance, and costume into a unique and
awe-inspiring theatrical experience.

celebrates the interdependence and harmonious coexistence of male and
female energies, reflected in Indian culture by the union of Lord Shiva
and the Goddess Parvati—a union that creates balance, unity, and love:
the male is strong, powerful, vibrant; the female graceful, thoughtful,
and feminine. 

balance is powerfully depicted on stage through the defeat in battle of
the demon Mahishasura by the fierce and strongly independent warrior
Goddess Durga. This visually striking combat-dance symbolizes the
restoration of balance and harmony in the universe, while the gorgeous
costumes, lush music, and spectacular choreography illuminate the need
to create a beautiful world through the harmony of male and female

be premiered on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Thaden School, from 4:00
PM to 5:30 PM, TuLA: The Balance of Life is a grand partnership between
Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance, and
Ovations Plus (formerly Trike Theatre). Beyond creating an immensely
entertaining 90 minutes of pure theatre, this collaborative project also
provides opportunities for artists and students in NWA to perform for a
wide and diverse audience; TuLA: The Balance of Life will encourage
their growth through the expression of their art. 

ambitious production is truly international in scope. Arjun Bhardhwaj,
the eminent Bangalore-based Sanskrit scholar, wrote the script in
Sanskrit and translated it into English. Prominent Bharatanatyam singer
and composer Vidwan Balasubramanyam Sharma composed the original music,
which will be recorded in Bangalore under his guidance. The traditional
instruments of India—Mridangam, Violin, Flute, Sitar, and Rhythm Pad—all
bring the score to life.

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind, uniquely innovative theatrical experience!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Thaden School 

  800 SE C Street 

  Bentonville, AR, 72712


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Thaden School - Performing Arts Center

800 SE C Street, Bentonville, AR 72712


Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance

Megha P Rao 1380 SW Westpark Dr #2 Bentonville Ar 72712

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