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Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life

Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life

Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life by Douglas Knight.

Book Launch: Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life by Douglas Knight

Celebrate the life and legacy of one of India's most influential artists, the legendary dancer Balasaraswati.

Watch previously unseen footage of Balasaraswati performing and listen to author Douglas Knight; Balasaraswati's grandson, Aniruddha Knight; and Rachel Cooper, Asia Society's Director of Cultural Programs and Performing Arts talk about her extraordinary life and enduring legacy to the world of bharata natyam and Indian dance.

'A fascinating book'written with knowledge, understanding, and talent'celebrating the 20th century's greatest bharata natyam performer, the incomparable Balasaraswati.'
'Charles Reinhart, Director, American Dance Festival

'A gripping account... of one of India's greatest dancers, T. Balasaraswati."
'Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan

Followed by a book sale and signing.

Please note: this event will also be a free live video webcast from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on AsiaSociety.org/Live. Online viewers are encouraged to submit questions to [email protected].

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Event Details

24 June 2010
2:30pm - 4:30pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 members; $12 students w/ID, seniors; $15 nonmembers