Local artist Hema Sharma will present a performance of traditional Indian dance at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30th. The performance takes place in Kirk Hall, located within the KC Public Library Central Library, 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

Artists Hema Sharma, Anjali Tata-Hudson, and Jayashree George will present two pieces of dance in response to the theme “Cue!” at the KC Public Library Central Library.  First, “Vrikshasan: Where is your back?” explores the issue of environmental degradation and climate change, using the tree pose from yoga as the main motif.

 The second piece is an example of chitra nattiyam or “dance painting”, where dancers paint with their feet. This choreography stems from an ancient tradition in the Kuchipudi genre. The dance takes its cue from an ancient tradition and recasts it with a contemporary vibe.

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.comwww.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop