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abuse victims in Charlotte, and Maiti Nepal, which supports victims of sex trafficking in Nepal. Choosing local and global beneficiaries is intentional. Mukherjee wants her students to maintain a close connection to their communities both near and far. Kathak, afterall, is more than dance. "In Kathak, students become very aligned: mind, body, soul," Mukherjee says. True to Kathak, the May performance will tell a story, dedicated to the theme of Bandhan, the Hindi word for eternal bond. While the music will mostly be in Hindi, introductions in English will allow everyone to understand each dance's meaning. Mukherjee takes a genre-defying approach with her choices for the concert. She keeps young students engaged by blending Western popular culture with ancient Indian dance. Songs are a blend of old and new, costumes combine elements of Indian and Western attire. Roshni "Bandhan: An Eternal Bond" will be performed at Ovens Auditorium on Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Food trucks and vendors will begin selling at 2:30 p.m. Advanced Ɵckets are $20 for Orchestra and $15 for Mezzanine; at the door, prices are $25 for Orchestra and $20 for Mezzanine. To purchase Ɵckets, call 704-699-0177 or email For more informaƟon on Nrityangan Cultural Academy, go to The academy is located at 6401 Carmel Road, Suite 103. Thematur is thrilled to talk about her performance, which will set Indian dance to a remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito." Turns out, blending Eastern with Western creates something unique, each style bringing out the beauty in the other. It's a lesson Roshni, Adreeja and Ahana have all learned from Kathak. Infusing their American lives with their Indian culture does create difference. But there's beauty, confidence and connection to be found in that difference. Stay Connected with Our Community NEWS • EVENTS • WELLNESS • DINING • CAREERS • DIRECTORIES • MAPS • PARKS • MEDICAL WALKING TRAILS • RETAIL • BCP CARD • ADVERTISING OPTIONS • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES @ goBallantyne Sign up to receive monthly news, promotions and details on upcoming events. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 45 Feature

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