Wednesday, May 04, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine will present "1,001 Buddhas," performed by the Ragamala Dance ensemble. The event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Ragamala Dance is an internationally acclaimed Indian dance ensemble that, with a distinctly contemporary choreography, seamlessly carries the classic dance form of southern India into the 21st century.
WHAT: Ragamala Dance will perform "1,001 Buddhas," a specially commissioned score that tells the story of a thousand years of art and ideas along the Silk Route from India to Japan. It features powerful, percussive rhythms of the Japanese Taiko and South Indian Chenda drums. Created in partnership with Japanese and Indian composer/percussionists, "1,001 Buddhas" is an exuberant representation of the powerful spiritual energy of the temple and vibrant spectacle of a festival.
WHERE: Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic
WHEN: Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Seats can be reserved by May 5 at email@example.com.
This performance is made possible by the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine Fuad Mansour Lectureship Program, in honor of Fuad Mansour and his contributions to Mayo Clinic and the community of Rochester, with the purpose of promoting peace, cultural diversity, youth-related education and mentorship activities. More information can be found online.
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