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Original Indian Dance-Drama Tells Story of Buddha

Nov. 17, 2011

      See an original dance-dramatic performance about the life of Buddha by students from the Kalairani Natya Salai dance school in Adelphi from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Anne Arundel Community College.

      This event organized by S.G. Theater Group Inc. of Severn and sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee tells “The Story of Buddha,” following his life from childhood to enlightenment. Learn how Buddha’s teachings compare to Hinduism, Islam and Judaism through the show, which is narrated in English. It includes a segment on a woman who became a Buddhist monk in southern India thousands of years ago.

      The student dancers wear colorful costumes and perform classical Indian, semi-classical and fusion dance styles as choreographed by Rani Devi, artistic director of KNS Dance School. She teaches Indian dance at George Mason University and has choreographed and staged more than 400 Indian dances.

      The show takes place in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. General admission is $10; AACC students pay $5. Tickets go on sale at the Kauffman box office on Monday, Nov. 21. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call 410-777-2266 or visit