Main Street Arts celebrates Diwali
Prachi Dalal will perform a classical Indian dance form at the Diwali festival Oct. 29 at Main Street Arts.

Main Street Arts celebrates Diwali

SAXTONS RIVER — Diwali, the Indian festival of light, will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 29, at Main Street Arts.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Diwali lamps and an invocation by Prachi Dalal, followed by a short demonstration of Indian music by Do One Thing, the duo of Gordon Korstange on south Indian flute and Joel Eisenkramer on north Indian slide guitar.

Dalal will then present movement and rhythms from the classical dance repertoire of Kathak, a dance form that evolved in Northern India through the confluence of Hindu and Islamic aesthetics, and conclude by leading the audience in a circle folk dance.

The ceremony and dance will be followed by an Indian dinner prepared by The Spice Chambers Indian restaurant of Keene, N.H. Tickets for the event are $15, with children under eight free, and the dinner an additional $12 per plate, with reservations recommended.

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