Nandanik Dance Troupe



Shyama - The Royal Courtesan was written and composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It was Tagore’s last major work for the stage. Shyama is an intricate tale of passion, guilt, love and sacrifice. It reflects his artistic and philosophical reaction to the turbulence of Pre-Independent India.

This year Shyama will be presented at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, on 5941 Penn Ave. on Saturday April 22 at 7:00 PM and Sunday April 23 at 4:00 PM.  The event provides a unique opportunity to experience the classical dance styles of India along with its rich musical heritage. The production’s music was recorded in India under  the direction of internationally acclaimed Pramita Mullick, an A-grade singer, teacher, and researcher of Tagore songs. Music was arranged by Sitarist Rahul Chatterjee.

Nandanik Dance Troupe is a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3)Non-profit organization  that seeks to promote, propagate, and preserve Indian classical dance styles in USA. Its goal is to spread the beauty and richness of Indian dance and music so that it transcends all barriers and creates an awareness that helps to spread global harmony and understanding.
Nandanik Dance Troupe's mission is to  promote and  exhibit the richness of Indian culture and heritage through performances incorporating various Indian dance forms especially the classical dance styles of India ,and to disseminate  the traditional  art, music through performances, lecture-demonstrations, and active participation and interaction of the audience and the performers.

Nandanik Dance Troupe fosters international understanding of diverse cultures through active participation in community activities and events, through creating awareness of Indian culture and supporting its acceptance, and through understanding as well as intermingling of diverse cultures and ethnic values. Nandanik Dance Troupe strongly believes in reaching positive values in the community  that build spirit, mind, and body, and welcomes every one to enjoy Indian culture and heritage through various Indian dance forms.

Instructions for Shyama tickets - Please pay the full amount via PayPal. In the Comment section please mention your name, show day (Saturday or Sunday show), number of tickets and category (student, senior or adult). We'll have your tickets ready to be picked up at the entrance door of the theater!

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