In Indian mythology, Nataraja is the dynamic god of dance, whose dance is really the beat of the universe. This multi-dimensional festival of yoga, classical dance, kirtan, puja, yogic art, lectures, workshops, film, and interactive art and ritual, celebrates Nataraja by bringing together a
confluence of tradition and contemporary expression. The guests will enter a continuous cycle of rituals at the Golden Bridge Yoga Center in which different rooms will become a live landscape for participants to travel and explore.
The evening will feature well-known Indian dancer and choreographer Ramaa Bharadvaj, artistic director of the Angahara Dance Ensemble. Bharadvaj will teach a Nataraja-themed dance workshop. She will also open the performance section of the evening with bharatanatyam pieces dedicated to Shiva and Shakti. Other artists participating are DJ Cheb I Sabbah, yoga trance dance and prana Yoga workshop with Shiva Rea, kirtan with Wah, Dave Stringer, Miles
Shrewsbury, Govindas, Joey Lugassey and Daphne Tse, Kundalini yoga with Gurmukh Khalsa, puja and collective altar by Sreedevi Bringi, and music with Rara Avis of Shaman’s Dream. There will also be a photographic exhibit of India, film showing, and a bazaar. Golden Bridge’s Nite Moon Cafe will serve food and drinks throughout the evening.
Saturday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Golden Bridge Yoga, 6322 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles. $25 advance, $35 door. (323) 936-4172.