Indian Art of Dance by Pratibha Prahlad in Hungary



Visit India without  leaving Hungary.

No need to take a long flight to visit India to get into the mood of being at an artistic show in India, cause the Indian Embassy heartily invites all lovers of classical Indian dance of the unique Padmashree awarded dancer: Pratibha Prahlad. She has performed in prestigious platforms in over 85 countries and has given more than 3000 performances in India. She is the Founder Managing Trustee of Prasiddha Foundation & Forum for Art beyond Borders.

The artist is visiting Hungary with her 13-member group between February, 11-16. 2017.

The classical Indian dance lovers may see the group at Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged.

Entry is free of charge – Pre-registration is need at the at the below links.

On February,13. 2017.  – 6 p.m. – Budapest, Central European University, Auditorium A  at District, V., 15, Nádor  Street.

At Debrecen, February, 14. 2017. –  6 p.m.Vojtina – Puppet Theater (Bábszínház) – 13 Kálvin Square. Registration at e-mail:

Szeged welcomes the group on February, 15. 2017.  – 3 p.m.- Szent-Györgyi Albert Agóra – 23. Kálvária Blvd.  Info will be updated by locals.

„Padmashri Prathibha Prahlad is a renowned and a pre-eminent Indian classical dancer. In a career spanning 40 years, she has been a performer, choreographer, educator, author, arts administrator, and a pioneering curator of performing arts festivals.

Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and widely practiced classical dance styles of India, with sculptural evidence dating back nearly 3000 years. A highly spiritual and dedicatory dance form, Bharatanatyam‘s roots go back to the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, in South India.

The dance moved from temples to theaters over time, but has retained its characteristic devotional component, expression of human emotions, and stylized storytelling. The flexibility of the Bharatanatyam framework lends itself well to both traditional themes as well as modern-day subjects.

Originally performed only by female soloists, Bharatanatyam is now performed by male and female soloists as well as ensembles all over the world. In its present form, Bharatanatyam is approximately 200 years old, and continues to evolve as a “living” performance art.

Bharatanatyam is composed of three main aspects – nritta, or technical dance, with a sophisticated base vocabulary used to build intricate combinations and rhythmic patterns that does not convey any specific meaning; nritya, or expression dance, using facial expressions, highly stylized gestures, postures and body language to convey any mood; and natya, or dramatic storytelling.

All of these aspects are codified in the Natya Shastra, the ancient Indian treatise on dance and theater arts, and are used in harmony to uplift the audience and the dancer to a higher level of contentment and spiritual consciousness.”

Update Aggie Reiter

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