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Anandam: Expressions of Happiness

Lydia Mendelssohn Theater| October 27th |Doors open at 6:00 |Concert begins at 6:30

The idea of the happiness is fundamentally integrated into the very way in which we perceive the world. 

Excitement, Contentment, Bliss, Euphoria. When it come to happiness, there is a spectrum of different emotions and feelings.

Beyond that, the concept of the happiness has permeated across the Indian classical arts,  It is depicted devotionally, through the relationship between different characters, and through ragams. There is anandam in adbhutam (the happiness in wonder and amazement), which is different than the anandam of hasyam (traditional mirth). There is anandam in sringara (love) which is different from anandam in bhakthi (devotion).


Today’s concert only poses one question: What makes it all one? What makes it all happiness?

Each piece in today’s concert is an answer to that question. The performers have taken it upon themselves to find and present their own unique answer as to find the perfect harmony within the multiple ideas of happiness.


Enjoy both Hindustani and Carnatic styles of music, as well as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, and Kuchupudi styles of dance.


Admission is Free! 


Parking and Location: 

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is located on 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Parking is available at the N4 Thayer Structure on 216 N. Thayer St. and  the Republic Parking System Garage on 324 Maynard St. 


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