Watch Shuruthe Raju, a student of Sujatha Meyyappan's Kolam Academy of Dance, and member of the Museum's Teen Arts council, take the stage for a captivating performance of Bharathanatyam dance. Bharathanatyam is a culmination of Expression, Melody and Rhythm. This ancient Indian classical dance derives its name from three basic aspects of dance; Bhava (facial expressions), Raga (melody), and Tala (rhythm); Natyam represents the dance-drama itself.


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Teen Arts Council is funded by the Yawkey Foundations, the Pamela D. and Robert W. Adams Fund, the Dorothy B. and Owen W. Robbins Teen Arts Council Fund, the Dean Welfare Trust, the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, the endowment for the Teen Arts Council, and the Paul and Edith Babson Foundation. With special thanks to Richard and Priscilla Hunt for their generous support. Sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services.