St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center began the 8th year of its popular Urban Expedition program on Sunday, March 4 featuring China. The 2012 season of Urban Expedition continues on April 15 at 1 pm featuring India. Kids and adults alike get a photo passport and enjoy authentic cultural experiences from Ecuador. The program will include music, crafts, food and traditions of India right here in our own backyard. Urban Expedition: India is co-presented with the India Association of Minnesota (IAM). IAM will present an array of dazzling performances for Urban Expedition: India as a tribute to your senses:
- Kathakali, the world famous ancient dance form from Kerala, India
- Fusion of classical dances from all over India
- Kalaripayattu- the ancient martial arts from Kerala, India
- Veena concert by world renowned Veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar
- Percussion ensemble
- Indian Classical music choir
- Foot tapping Bollywood dances
- Semi-classical Indian dances
- Indian Folk dances
- Kids Activities- Cricket demo, India Quiz, Henna, Bollywood Dance Moves, Nail art, Face Painting, Ethnic Indian Wear and Jewelry Stalls.
Each Urban Expedition is from 1 to 3 pm and is FREE and open to the public. Please bring items to donate to Halle Q. Brown Food Shelf, charity partner for each event.
April 29 Urban Expedition: NORWAY!
May 6 Urban Expedition: LIBERIA!
Urban Expedition is a part of Sundays at Landmark, an event series is produced by Minnesota Landmarks, the nonprofit programming and management agency for Landmark Center. Urban Expedition is sponsored by Travelers Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, Minnesota Parent and General Mills Foundation. Landmark Center, owned and sponsored by Ramsey County, is located in downtown St. Paul at 75 West 5th Street, facing Rice Park, next to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The Saint Paul Hotel. Landmark Center is accessible to those with impaired mobility. Parking is available on street and in nearby Macy's, Lawson, Science Museum and RiverCentre Ramps. For more information call 651.292.3276 or visit www.landmarkcenter.org.
Source: Minnesota Landmarks