Ever since being founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Meenakshi Ganesan, the Madison based Kalaanjali School of Indian Dance has been fulfilling its mission of sharing the art of traditional classical Indian dance throughout the Midwest. The Kalaanjali dancers frequently perform at festivals and outreach programs at primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, receiving widespread acclaim. On this visit to the Rotunda, you will vividly experience breathtaking stories of the East through the graceful bodies, percussive feet, vibrant costumes and dynamic expressions of the Kalaanjali dancers! Dancers of all ages (some as young as five years old) will capture your spirit with the beauty, elegance and magnificence of the Bharatanatyam-style dancing of southern India.
Each Saturday from the end of September through April at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM, Overture Center presents Kids in the Rotunda, a series of FREE artistic programs designed for children and families. This popular performing arts series on the Rotunda Stage offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted.
Kids in the Rotunda is generously sponsored by MG&E Foundation, Family Programming at Overture is sponsored by American Girl Fund for Children. Additional funding provided by the Kuehn Family Foundation and contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. To learn how you can help make arts experiences real for hundreds of thousands of people here in the greater Madison area, click here.