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Performance: A Mohiniyattam Dance by Vijayalakshmi

February 2, 2020 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM

UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance lecturer Vijayalakshmi performs Mohiniyattam, a classical dance from the Indian state of Kerala. Among its most distinct aspects are its spiritual dimension and relationship to femininity and contemporary society. Choreographer Vijayalakshmi has performed widely, including at the Bolshoi Theatre, Lincoln Center, and the Edinburgh International Festival. She also co-authored the 2004 publication, Mohiniyattam. Vijayalakshmi is artistic director of the Center for Mohiniyattam, New Delhi and Founder/Director of the Mohiniyattam Institute, Los Angeles. Free and open to all.

Performance will take place in Kaufman Hall, Room 200 at 2pm
Entrance to Kaufman is located directly across from the entrance ramp to the Fowler Museum

The performance will be followed by a conversation between Vijayalakshmi and Anurima Banerji, Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. A closing reception will be held at the Fowler Museum.

UCLA interactive map available here.


Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for India and South Asian Studies (CISA).

Related ExhibitionRina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
This retrospective includes large-scale installations and sculptures made from materials sourced from around the world as well as a selection of works on paper that create a multisensory space for reflecting on the splintered experience of identity, tradition, and culture within diasporic communities.


Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd
$3/hr or max $13/day. Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.

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