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Arts & Entertainment - October 22, 2010

Telling stories through dance

Performance brings Balinese and Indian traditions to Palo Alto

by Diana Reynolds Roome

Circling slowly onstage, two dancers from different dancing traditions perform their intricate bodily geometries to a tense beat from a Balinese drum and Indian cymbals. The soft melodies of a gamelan orchestra provide an unexpected accompaniment for an Indian classical singer, who intones ancient lyrics expressing a key moment in Hindu mythology.

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