Rasika School of Dance Videos

Dance Performance – Rasika School of Dance

We will present a special performance by the Rasika School of Dance in the Lehr Gallery on Saturday, September 12th at 5pm. Tickets are $10 (which includes admission to the museum). Museum Members enjoy a 50% discount on tickets to this performance. Not a SAM member? Become one here. Tickets for this event can be purchased at this link

In the meantime, we have TWO wonderful performances that we invite you to enjoy virtually! 

The first piece is entitled Devi Neeye Tunai

Oh Goddess, you are my only sense of hope and security.

In this Padam (an expression oriented dance number in Bharatanatyam), the dancer seeks blessings from Goddess Devi, the fish eyed beauty who resides in the temple town of Madurai. She has been portrayed as the beauty who stole Lord Shiva’s heart. A skilled huntress as well as a very learned woman, she has been praised in all the scholarly scriptures as a multitalented personality who is also a graceful dancer, a melodious singer and Veena player. A powerful entity, Devi is the one who portrays strength, courage and compassion.
Ragam: Keeravani
Talam: Adi
Composer: Sir Papanasam Sivan
Performer: Mrs. Rachita Nambiar


The second piece is a descriptive Bharatanatyam dance in praise of Goddess Durga, who is a slayer of the demon Mahishasura in Hindu mythology.

Choreography-Rachita Nambiar