Watching this 10-minute documentary by Los Angeles filmmaker Geeta Malik about our favorite Indian dance troupe, Mudra Dance Studio, reminds me how talented and dedicated the group is, and how thrilling it is to attend their every-other-year spectacular performances.
Since they performed â€œILLhaamâ€¦ Cyclesâ€¦ ILLuminationâ€ last year, we’ll have to wait until 2012 for the next big show. But this weekend we have the opportunity to check in and see an equally thrilling, if less produced, performance, “Utsav IV,” an annual recital of the students of all ages in the troupe, starting as young as 2 years old.
The show will be held at the Lakewood Cultural Center off Alameda and Wadsworth, 470 S. Allison Parkway at noon and again at 4 pm on Sunday, May 22. You can buy tickets for $15 online or at the door.