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Madhavapeddi Murthy, Dancers and Orchestra from Chennai, India, will conclude a week-long residency at the University of Iowa with a performance of Indian classical music and dance at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Space Place Theater of North Hall.
The performance will be preceded by a free Space Place lecture demonstration at 3:30 p.m.
Madhavapeddi Murthy is the son of the veteran playback singer Madhavepeddi Sathyam and a senior disciple of the respected dance guru Vempati Chinna Satyam. Murthy has performed in all the major dance festivals in India and has toured the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the former U.S.S.R., Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and Mauritius.
He is a regular performer in the dance productions of the Tamil film personality Hema Malini, and he is the founder-director of the Siva Foundation, a center for dance in Chennai that has received the Kalaimamani award from the Tamil Nadu Government.
He is also the instructor who taught Indian classical dance for the 2010 – 2011 UI India Winterim course Introduction to Indian Classical Music and Dance of South India. A documentary, Cultural Connections Through The Performing Arts, was created by students who traveled to India to participate in the course.
Tickets for the April 20 evening performance, available in advance from the Hancher Box Office are $10 general admission, $5 for students and free for children under 12. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at Space Place Theater.
North Hall is located at the north end of Madison Street on the UI campus. It is accessible from both Madison Street and the T. Anne Cleary Walkway. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Ramp.
The Madhavapeddi Murthy, Dancers and Orchestra residency is sponsored by India Association of Iowa City Area, CARTHA, The Samskriti Foundation (Chicago), The Siva Foundation (Chennai), the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UI International Programs, the South Asian Studies Program, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the UI Division of Performing Arts, UI School of Music, and the UI Department of Dance.
For additional information or accommodations for this event, contact the Department of Dance at 319-335-2228.
The Department of Dance is an academic unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.