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An Andal Evening: An Evening of Music, Classical Dance, and Discussion
January 31, 2007 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A public lecture, music and dance based on the works of Andal, a ninth century female saint from south India.
This presentation is part of the UF Religion, Literature and the Performing Arts series.
The program will include:
- Dance based on Andal’s poem “A Thousand Elephants…” (varanam ayiram)
- Musical renderings of Andal’s Tiruppavai
- Brief demonstration of temple-style recitation of some verses from the Tiruppavai
- Of Decoration and Disguise: Enjoying the Body of the Goddess at the Andal Temple in Srivilliputtur, a lecture by Professor Archana Venkatesan, St. Lawrence University
Professor Venkatesan will also give a graduate/faculty seminar and speak in undergraduate classes.