Celebrate spring with Indian dance and music

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BRATTLEBORO — As a benefit for Brattleboro Planned Parenthood, kathak dancer Veronica Simas de Souza and cellist Jake Charkey will present an evening of Indian classical dance and music entitled Holi: The Festival of Colors at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at 118 Elliot. Doors open at 6 pm. Suggested donation is $10.

Holi is the Indian festival of colors which is celebrated on March 21 this year. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, fertility, color, love, and the triumph of good over evil. It is the day when Lord Krishna and Radha played the game of Holi (throwing pigment powders on each other) to celebrate their love. Simas de Souza and Charkey will perform dance and music associated with this festival. Simas de Souza, a native of Peru, lived in India for 12 years and studied kathak, a graceful North Indian classical dance form that emphasizes storytelling, complex rhythmic footwork, fast spins, and pantomime. Charkey, a native of Brattleboro who also lived and studied in India a number of years, will perform Indian classical music on the cello.

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