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Holi: The Festival of Colors An Evening of Indian Classical Dance and Music

Brattleboro, Vermont: As a benefit for Brattleboro Planned Parenthood, kathak dancer Veronica Simas de Souza and cellist Jake Charkey will present an evening of Indian classical dance and music entitled Holi: The Festival of Colors on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Suggested donation of $10.

Holi is the Indian festival of colors which is celebrated on March 21st this year. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, fertility, color, love, and the triumph of good over evil. It is the day when Lord Krishna and Radha played the game of Holi (throwing pigment powders on each other) to celebrate their love. Simas de Souza and Charkey will perform dance and music associated with this festival. Ms. Simas de Souza, a native of Peru, lived in India for 12 years and studied Kathak, a graceful North Indian classical dance form that emphasizes storytelling, complex rhythmic footwork, fast spins, and pantomime. Mr. Charkey, a native of Brattleboro who also lived and studied in India a number of years, will perform Indian classical music on the cello.

The evening is a benefit for Brattleboro Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Brattleboro Planned Parenthood offers compassionate care, backed by medical experts and more than 100 years of research in reproductive health.

118 Elliot is a modern, fully accessible arts and educational center in Downtown Brattleboro. Learn more at www.118Elliot.com.

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