Spectacular Indian dance

Scotland’s leading Indian dance group, Dance Ihayami, bring their highly-acclaimed Bharatnatyam performance, Silent Space, to two venues in Dumfries and Galloway this month.

A traditional base of Bollywood dancing, Bharatnatyam is a classical dance originating from Tamil Nadu in southern India.

The dance form is a compilation of expressions (bhava), melody (raga), rhythm (tala) and dance (natyam), exploring the power of voice and rhythm through the language of hand gestures, body stances and facial expressions.


Silent Space is designed to challenge perceptions, using a range of classical and traditional Indian music with live flute performed by Marion Kenny.

Crossing the boundaries between traditional and contemporary Indian dance, Edinburgh-based Dance Ihayami (meaning “I am here”) has played a significant role in building an audience for Indian dance in Scotland.

The company’s vision is to enrich the Scottish national repertoire of dance, and engage people of all ages and backgrounds in Indian classical and contemporary dance as audience, artists and participants.

Silent Space comes to The Usual Place, Dumfries, on Tuesday, 15 November, and to A’ the Airts in Sanquhar, on Wednesday, 16 November. Both performances begin at 7.30pm and will be followed by a short classical Indian dance workshop. Anyone is welcome to join in and try Bharatanatyam movements, hand gestures and facial expressions.

Further information and tickets from HERE