A Virtual String of Mythic Pearls is an online iteration of our annual mythic, multicultural cabaret, featuring a reading from The Anthem of Life by local treasure Helen Belay, and the epic dance talents of Malavika Venkatsubbaiah and the Natyam Dance Ensemble.
Anthem of the Decades: A Zulu Epic (Theatre Prospero/Helen Belay)
Playwright : Mazisi Kunene ★ Director : Mark Henderson
An excerpt detailing the the final battle between humankind and the goddess, Nokufa, from of Masizi Kunene's, "Anthem of the Decades: A Zulu Epic."
Helen Belay Instagram: @helubee
MahaMaya - The Goddess Within (Natyam Ensemble/ Malavika Venkatsubbaiah)
Choreography : Malavika Venkatsubbaiah ★ Music:Dr. Deepak Paramashivan
A story of the birth of ultimate energy that enables us to overcome the demons of our own nature.
www.malavikanatyam.com ★ Natyam Ensemble Instagram: @natyamdanceacademy
Helen Belay is an actor and storyteller that has been playing with words and obsessed with all things beautiful since she was a wee babe in Bedford, England. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta's BFA Acting Program, and grateful for the love and support of her friends and family.
Natyam Ensemble is a creation based dance company that has brought South Asian dance to the forefront of Alberta.This brain child of choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Malavika Venkatsubbaiah was established in 2009 with the vision of cultivating and preserving excellence in the next generation of artists.