Alberta Culture Days – Dora Wayne – Classical Indian Dancer

September 5, 2020 all-day America/Edmonton Timezone

My name is Dora Wayne (nee Gangopadhyay). I am a bharatanatyam dancer who has lived in Red Deer for the last 14 years.  I learned bharatnatyam, an Indian Classical Dance, when I stayed home with my children while they were young. It was something I was interested in when I was younger and kept me in touch with my East Indian heritage.  I no longer take formal lessons, but I do perform around the Central Alberta area, in schools and festivals.

This dance is an excerpt from a Varnam choreographed by Priyadarshini Govind. 

This excerpt is a technical portion of a dance that is approximately 1/2 hour long.  I performed this with another dancer in Edmonton a few years ago.

The first picture is by local artist Mukesh Khugsal.  The second picture is from the same performance as the video clip, and it was taken by Tracy O’Camera