Dances of India

Nritya School of Indian Dance and Music

Show Information:

Nritya and Anjali dance presents Vrikshasan: Where is your back?. It explores the issue of environmental degradation, taking our cue from climate change. Using the tree pose from yoga as the main motif, the dancers explore the tree’s relationship to people, its relationship to the tree cutter and its traumatic end. The dancers hold in their consciousness that the hand that cuts needs to be the hand that is restored to reverence for the environment. You will enjoy the poetry, theatre, dance, and music together. Gateway Dance Theatre’s Shakuntala (Shah- Koon-Tala) transports you to a magical land. Written by Kalidasa, India's renowned poet and playwright. It is a family friendly production based on an epic tale of love from India. Featuring music and dance of India, and world music. It tells the story of a young woman, Shakuntala, who is raised in a secluded sanctuary and falls in love with King Dushyanta, whom she meets in the forest. A multicultural cast celebrates diversity, inclusion, and the beauty of love. Shakuntala puts a global stamp to theatre. Enjoy a unique experience of drama, dance, and music for ages! Nritya Dance and Anjali dance will also present classical and folk dances of India.

On July 29th GDT presents Kalidasa's Sahkuntala a classic Indian play with dance and music.


Bolender Center

500 West Pershing Rd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 6:00pm

July 23 - Sunday - 4:30pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 7:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 7:30pm





60 Minutes


All Ages



1 Comment

  1. Melanie on July 29, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Wonderful show! Love the traditional dances. Enjoyed the addition of the story telling, more modern interpretation with the dance, added into this years show. It was truly moving.

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