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Vajrayogini Dance at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum

Senior dancer, Tasherit Sturm Dahal, will be performing the Vajrayogini dance, a charya nritya, or meditative Buddhist dance, as part of Kites of Asia, a free family program at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum this Saturday from 10:30-3 pm. The Vajrayogini is a rare and beautiful dance in which the qualities of a dakini, or spiritual muse, are personified and in which the dancer ‘becomes’ the being she portrays. Kites of Asia will also feature other dance and music performances by Utpalasia, along with workshops and activities for children of all ages. For more info, go to https://goo.gl/ga6Fj4.



Kites of Asia

Gather your family and friends and join us for Kites of Asia, a day of free family programs at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, including (of course!) amazing kites, Himalayan dance and music, performances, mask making, and more! Grab the kids for an unforgettable day of entertainment and discovery from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Utpalasia will be presenting folk, Buddhist, classical Indian, and Bollywood dances, followed by interactive workshops. Children will enjoy our coloring station, featuring Buddhist symbols, a demon mask and Vajrayogini crown. It’s all free, it’s all fun! Details at https://goo.gl/FMrwjrAir&Space

NDS at Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day

Join Nepal Dance School (and our special guest, the Yeti) as we present a day of family programs in conjunction with the Kites of Asia festival at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Activities will include Himalayan Buddhist and folk, classical Indian Kathak, and Bollywood dances. Come and make music with us at our interactive music corner and learn about the many instruments of the region. There will also be a coloring center for younger children. Performances will be followed by audience participation workshops. The event is free! http://goo.gl/MwnwaO

Journey to the East @ the Freer & Sackler Galleries of Art

NDS Artistic Director Bhim Dahal will be performing rare Buddhist dances at the Freer Gallery of Art & the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery each weekend through the month of September. Join us as we kick off Journey to the East this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. with performances of the Lakhe and Manjusri dances on the Freer steps.

Families with children between the ages of 8-14 can register for the Sackler’s Imaginasia program, which features a a guided tour of the gallery, hands-on activities about Shakyamuni Buddha, and a class demonstrating Buddhist hand gestures and body positions.

Admission is free. Additional details can be found on the Freer and Sackler Gallery’s events page.

We hope to see you here!

Bollywood Performance and Workshop at the Smithsonian

As part of India Family Day, NDS will be presenting two Bollywood performances, followed by workshops, at the Smithsonian on August 11, 2012. Senior dancer, Tasherit Sturm Dahal, will be demonstrating some classic Bollywood dances, with Bhim Dahal conducting a short workshop for all ages and levels.

Come join us on the steps of the Freer Gallery at both 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. for this wonderful (free!) event.

NDS at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery!

Join us for Kathak:  A Meeting of Worlds!

Location:  Sackler Gallery, Sublevel 1
Date & Time:  Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 2 P.M.

For more information, go to http://goo.gl/EOqsw