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Mystic Legends: An Indian Dance Tribute to the Wisdom of the Ancients
Muvements Media & Arts in partnership with UPS for Downs presents a unique multimedia dance theater event. Created by dancer/choreographer Priya Narthakii & acclaimed Artistic Director Uma Suresh, "Mystic Legends: A Dance Tribute to the Wisdom of the Ancients," is a fundraising benefit performance supporting performing arts for the Downsyndrome community. Presented in three Acts, Act I pays homage to the brisk vigor, geometry, precision and intense expression of Bharathanatyam, one of the oldest classical dance forms from the temples of Southern India. Act II showcases AcroYoga merging yoga and the dynamic power of acrobatics for a stunning visual presentation of union. Act III features a world premier avant-garde presentation that draws its inspiration from an original magical totem from which emerges the mythical creatures of ancient world civilizations. Adorned in richly colorful costumes, intriguing custom-created masks, and featuring powerful and resonating global musical rhythms that mimic the universal heartbeat, the dancer explores unity and harmony of mankind through the convergence of five elements present in nature. Highlights will include a mystical journey into the forests of North America through the amalgam of animation, dance, and a hypnotic native American style of storytelling through which a snake-human creature from India, a firebird from Arabia, a half man-eagle from Thailand, a dream eater from Japan and a thousand petaled blooming flower of universal consciousness all come to vivid life.
More About Cutting Hall
Cutting Hall is a 430-seat auditorium owned by the Palatine Park District that is used for professional theater performances. It is also used by community groups and for various park district programs, such as the Palatine Children's Chorus and the Palatine Concert Band. The park district has owned Cutting Hall since 1977.