Ballet, Indian dance come together in Five Points show


By Leslie Renken of the Journal Star

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Although they originated on different continents, ballet and Indian classical dance have a lot in common — both are quite old, both require years of training, and though the effect is quite different, some of the moves are similar.

“They do a move like the plie, but they go all the way down,” said Tamra Challacombe, co-director of “Shakunthala — The Forgotten Ring,” a collaborative production between Mythili Dance Academy and the Peoria Ballet.

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