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PROFESSIONAL SERIES 2024

TuLA - The Balance of Life

TuLA: The Balance of Life 

A Live Performance Extravaganza


TuLA: The Balance of Life is a unique, large-scale live performance event, combining modern and classical Indian music, dance, and costume into a unique and awe-inspiring theatrical experience.


TuLA celebrates the interdependence and harmonious coexistence of male and female energies, reflected in Indian culture by the union of Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati—a union that creates balance, unity, and love: the male is strong, powerful, vibrant; the female graceful, thoughtful, and feminine. 


That balance is powerfully depicted on stage through the defeat in battle of the demon Mahishasura by the fierce and strongly independent warrior Goddess Durga. This visually striking combat-dance symbolizes the restoration of balance and harmony in the universe, while the gorgeous costumes, lush music, and spectacular choreography illuminate the need to create a beautiful world through the harmony of male and female energies. 


To be premiered on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Thaden School, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, TuLA: The Balance of Life is a grand partnership between Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance, and Ovations Plus (formerly Trike Theatre). Beyond creating an immensely entertaining 90 minutes of pure theatre, this collaborative project also provides opportunities for artists and students in NWA to perform for a wide and diverse audience; TuLA: The Balance of Life will encourage their growth through the expression of their art. 


This ambitious production is truly international in scope. Arjun Bhardhwaj, the eminent Bangalore-based Sanskrit scholar, wrote the script in Sanskrit and translated it into English. Prominent Bharatanatyam singer and composer Vidwan Balasubramanyam Sharma composed the original music, which will be recorded in Bangalore under his guidance. The traditional instruments of India—Mridangam, Violin, Flute, Sitar, and Rhythm Pad—all bring the score to life.


Please join us for this one-of-a-kind, uniquely innovative theatrical experience!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Thaden School 

  800 SE C Street 

  Bentonville, AR, 72712

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjAwMTU1


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