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TWU Community Dance to host Alpana Kagal Jacob Feb. 23


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center will present Alpana Kagal Jacob and students in a lecture-demonstration performance, “Discover India through Dance,” Friday, Feb. 23. The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. in Studio 208 in the Dance Building, located on the northeast corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. Admission is $15 for the public, and $5 for TWU students. For more information, call (940) 898-3408.

The presentation will include both contemporary and traditional dances from the ancient dance form in Southern India. Dancers are Thriveni Sairam, Arathi Sairam, Chaya Kumar, Rani Kumar, Chandini Patel, Shantini Kumar, Shweta Amasavelu and Mitali Sathaye Ms. Jacob performed her arangetram in 1987 and has continued studying under the guidance of Shrimati Revathi Satyu, where she has participated in dance dramas such as Anmol Bhakti, Virangana, Nava Rasa Sansar, and Akhilam Madhuram. In 1995, she toured India with the folk dance company Sundara Mana Madhi Burli. She is a resident artist and performer with Young Audiences of North Texas, an organization that promotes the arts and culture in the public school system.

She also has conducted master classes at TWU, the University of North Texas, the University of Dallas, Brookhaven College and various museums in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ms. Jacob recently was highlighted in the “Dallas Guide” as a top children’s performer and has worked with the Dallas Theater Center’s summer program. She currently teaches at the Arathi School of Dance in Carrollton, where she lives with her husband, Pavin, and two children, Savini and Jude.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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