Kalapriya: India Alive

One local library recently came alive with sights and sounds of India.

Teachers and students from Chicago based Kalaprya Center for Indian Performing Arts recently visited the 95th St. Library. The “India Alive” show featured traditional Indian dances.

The performances showcased footwork, ankle bells, hand gestures, and facial expressions to tell stores through movement. Children from the audience even tried moves themselves.

Associate Artistic Director for the center, Priya Naryan feels this form of expression can translate to all cultures.

“In actuality, we’re all telling a story, we all have faith, and we all have some sort of love for the arts,” said Naryan. “Anyone who loves music and dance can appreciate this art form.”

The center offers dance lessons to students as young as 5 years old.

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