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Kala Sangam Kuchipudi Sthree Arunima Kumar, Bradford Image courtesy - Arunima Kumar Dance Company

Kala Sangam: Kala Kriti – ‘Sthree’

Start date: 16 Apr 2016

End date: 16 Apr 2016

Time: 7 pm

Price: £7.50 Standard, £20 Family (2 adults & 2 children), £5 Concessions

Venue: Ganges Hall, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, BD1 4TY

Venue address: Ganges Hall, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, BD1 4TY


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Featuring Kuchipudi dance by Arunima Kumar.


Arunima Kumar is an award winning and versatile Kuchipudi performer, choreographer and teacher. She is known as a thought leader of her generation for her innovative, cutting edge and engaging performance style. Arunima is a disciple of eminent gurus Jaya Rama Rao and Vanashree Rao and has also learnt from Swapnasundari.


Her dance company AKDC (Arunima Kumar Dance Company) is UKs largest Kuchipudi academy and is a recognised nationally and internationally.

Sthree – The Divine Trio, in the idiom of neo-classical Kuchipudi, features specially commissioned text and music. Rati, Sita & Sati are worshipped as Goddesses in Hindu mythology. Each is different in Her identity, physicality and mythical journey, yet, as wives and women, they are united in a shared narrative of love, duty and self-sacrifice. The Bronte Trio have reflected the same ethos through their moving poems and this will be woven through Arunima’s Sthree and celebrate womanhood, especially the Bronte sisters.