June 9, 1999

Classical Indian Dance Performance to be Held
at Brookhaven Lab, June 27

UPTON, NY - A classical Indian Kathak dance performance will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Sunday, June 27, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. The performance is open to the public.

Developed about 500 years ago in northern India, Kathak dance is an interpretive form of dance that portrays stories from Indian mythology and contemporary themes. Dressed in colorful costumes with more than a hundred tiny bells tied around each ankle, Kathak dancers use intricate footwork and various rhythmic patterns to tell their stories. The Brookhaven performance will feature Maneesha Sathe and her students. Ms. Sathe has more than 200 choreographies to her credit, and she has previously performed in the U.S., Canada and Japan, as well as India.

Tickets for the performance may be purchased at the door on the afternoon of the performance. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $3 for children 5 years old and under.

For more information, call Brookhaven Lab's Public Affairs Office at (516) 344-2345. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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