Pitt Dhirana 2019

$2,624
104%
Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
23 Donors
33
days left
Project ends on January 15, at 11:59 PM EST
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Seven Reasons Why Dhirana

December 04, 2018

Hello Family and Friends of Dhirana!

 

We want to thank you for your continued support and generosity towards Dhirana 2019!!! We are so excited for the show and can’t wait to share another memorable and inspiring evening with all of you. Please enjoy this graphic to get a little taste of why Dhirana means so much to the members of this organization and the Pittsburgh community.

 

Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions or concerns!!

 

Dhirana Acrostic Poem

November 26, 2018

Hey everyone! We hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! We are incredibly thankful for the continued support and generosity from everyone around the country. Please enjoy this acrostic poem to learn why Dhirana is important to each and every one of us.

 

D - evoted

H - eart Warming

I - ndian Classical Dance

R - espect the Classics

A - iding the Community

N - ationality

A - wareness

 

Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions or inquiries!

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$10

Alarippu

Alarippu is the first dance piece a Bharatnatyam dancer learns and performs. This dance offers respect to God and the audience. This donation will be used to pay for prizes for the teams.

$25

Pushpanjali

Pushpanjali is the opening dance in a performance. It is the salutation to the lord of dance Nataraja, the Guru (dance teacher), the musicians and the audience. This donation will be used to pay for trophies and gifts for the teams.

$50

Jatiswaram

Jatiswaram is the next dance in a performance after Alarippu. It is a technical dance that showcases the form of Bharatnatyam, without any words. This donation will be used to pay for t-shirt printing.

$100

Kouvtuam

Kouvtuam is a piece that combines technique and expression in praise of a God. This donation will be used to pay for program printing.

$250

Thillana

Thillana is a rhythmic piece that is usually performed at the end of a dance performance. It is one of the hardest dances to master technique wise. This donation will be used to pay for audio and lighting for the venue.

$500

Padams

Padams are pieces of reverence and expression during devotional religious prayer. The music that accompanies this dance is lighter and more emotional. This donation will be used to pay for audio and lighting for the venue.

$1,000

Varnams

Varnams are the centerpieces of an arangetram (Bharatnatyam dance recital). These dances are performed to the most complex pieces of Carnatic music. This donation will be used to pay for the rental costs of the venue.

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