Some of you have had some questions regarding this event.  We thought we would address them here.  Feel free to let us know if you have more and we would be happy to answer them

what is an arangetram?

It is a  first performance following years of training.  The dance debut is a completion of sorts, but it is equally a beginning.   The dancer can now move forward and pass on the art form to other aspiring learners of the art. To perform an arangetram is an old tradition, which marks the pathway for a dancer to then perform alone or be able to give training to other dancers.  It symbolizes the beginning of an artistic journey of enquiry and knowledge.


what do you wear to an arangetram?

This is a formal event​ like a musical concert or a formal graduation.  Most people will be in formal or semi-casual attire.  This is just a guideline for you if you wish to dress so.

what do you bring to an arangetram?

The answer to this is varied.  Just like a graduation or a concert, some bring gifts or flowers.  We are requesting no gifts for this event.  

so what now?       
Come and enjoy the performance.  Manasi and Mahathi have worked very hard for this and would be delighted to share a part of their heritage with you all.  Come early so you can enjoy some chai and snacks.  Walk through the lobby looking at the displays and understand the story and culture behind the dances.  Stay for dinner and take pictures with the dancers.  Don't forget to drop a note to them.  We will have notecards available. We would love to save them all for the memory books  We look forward to having you at the event!

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