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2 Star Starred
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928 5500
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Parking was tight but we got there right when show was about to start.
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attended Nov 18 2012

The show was good, if not a tad too long. I would have liked to have seen a little less drawn-out interpretation and a little more dance. Otherwise, a nicely done performance. And a particular shout-out to the band. Very nice!

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Website

http://abhinaya.org/

Description

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869. His contact with people of other religious faiths in England helped formulate his later philosophical tenets. Gandhi found exactly what he needed for the expression of his innermost feelings in the ancient Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. In addition, Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the mount entwined itself into all of Gandhi’s thoughts and became in effect an extension of the Gita. Of many virtues espoused by the Gita, the two virtues of Satyam (truth) and Ahimsa (non-violence) dominated Gandhi’s thoughts and became his creed for life.

When he was sent on an assignment to South Africa, the racial discrimination that he encountered caused him to enter the political arena and begin his unique Satyagraha movement to achieve legal equality for the Indians there. Out of his struggles in South Africa, he emerged as a humanist, thinker, and seeker of truth. Back in India, his tenacity of purpose, simplicity, self-sacrifice and his unifying influence on the people of India made him the leader in the fight for India’s independence. His campaign of non-violent, non-cooperation against British rule in India finally succeeded in making India independent.

Gandhi lived an exemplary life as a compassionate and selfless human being who was devoted to the cause of the poor, the neglected, and the oppressed. His spirit inspired the people and enriched the lives of millions throughout the world. He became one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, finding adherents to his methods among leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Cesar Chavez among others.

About the Ticket Supplier: Abhinaya Dance Company

Abhinaya Dance Company perpetuates India's cultural heritage by teaching and performing Bharatanatyam, a South Indian classical dance form. Our structured arts education program nurtures the development of Silicon Valley's next generation of dancers. Our professional dance company strives to expand the tradition's expressive range through innovative programming and collaboration with other artists.