Yashoda Thakore

Dr. Yashoda Thakore: Courtesan Dance from South India

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

“Yashoda Thakore has taken it upon herself to take courtesan dance to the masses.”
The Hindu (India)

Dr. Yashoda Thakore balances the practice of the art of dance with research in her Connecticut debut during the Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. She has emerged as an artist widely regarded for innovative classicism, enthralling audiences around the world—from England and Greece to Dubai and Bangladesh—with her flawless artistry. She has also conducted lectures in Russia and France.

The performance will be followed by a discussion with Yashoda Thakore moderated by Wesleyan’s Associate Professor of Dance and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan.

And after the discussion, there will be a Bhojanam (Feast) at 6pm in the Daniel Family Commons, located in the Usdan University Center at 45 Wyllys Avenue, across the street from Crowell Concert Hall on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. 

This event is part of the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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Image by Sita.