Lotus Blossoms 2014: Free Public Events
2014 Lotus Blossoms is presented by the Raymond Foundation
with additional support from these sponsors.
Monday, March 24:
Genticorum Workshop & Performance
- 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
- Monroe County Public Library (303 E. Kirkwood)
- NOTE: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; auditorium capacity is 144.
Genticorum performs the vibrant traditional music of Québec: non-stop dance rhythms, hearty call-and-response singing, foot percussion, and intense playing. The trio – Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosboisgarand, and Yann Falquet – all grew up playing music learned from elders in the tradition, and they have been performing together for thirteen years. Genticorum performs both traditional and original compositions, using fiddle and flute, guitar, electric bass, and rich vocals.
Saturday, March 29:
Family Day at the Lotus Blossoms Bazaar
11 am – 2 pm
Binford Elementary School gymnasium (2300 E. 2nd)
With live performances, hands-on arts, crafts, and activities that bring the world to your fingertips. All ages welcome, but most appropriate for children K – 6th. Lots more info here.
Previously . . .
Thursday, February 20:
Kalapriya Indian Dance Performance
Kalapriya performs a traditional Indian dance called Bharata Natyam, noted for stylized hand movements, elegant footwork, and complex rhythms. This type of dance has origins in the 9th century and was popular in courts during the 17th and 18th centuries. It has experienced a revival in the last 100 years and continues to evolve. The Chicago-based Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts incorporates other contemporary and classical dances in its Bharata Natyam performances, reflecting both the history and growth of Indian artistic culture. Kalapriya Artistic Director Pranita Jain will be a member of the ensemble.