Dances of India, Dancer with Blessing Logo Featured Performance:


Dances of India 40th Annual Performance:

Devi of the Ashes--Cinderella in India

November 17 & 18th, 2017  7 p.m.

November 19th, 3 p.m. (Childrens'


Skip Viragh Center of the Arts

Chaminade High, 63131








Please click below for a clip of our 2016 production The Music of Water--Tales of Adventure, Love, & Magic Along the Sacred Rivers of India:

Clip of The Music of Water from our 39th Season






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Two years ago Ms. Prem choreographed and taught a Bharata Natyam dance to five Washington University Dance students. Working with the students intensively, she was able to bring them to a level of mastery even beyond what we had anticipated. This choreography was one of the most well-received on the dance concert.

Mary-Jean Cowell
Coordinator, Dance Program,
Washington University in St. Louis


Several students have commented on how beautiful and graceful your performances were. They also were grateful for your explanations before each dance. It helped them have a better sense and understanding of what they were looking at.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your culture, your skills and gifts, and your time with us.

Brandyn Woodard
International Student Advisor,
Webster University


As you may be aware, classic Indian dancing is probably the oldest classical dance style in the world, dating back three thousand years. Like any other great classical dance form, it requires many years of study to learn the very elaborate technique and style, which are capable of expressing the entire range of human experience. Asha Prem not only dances many works that have been handed down for many centuries be she also choreographs in classical Indian style and contemporary Indian dance.

Sally Brayley Bliss
Executive Director Emeritus,
Dance St. Louis

Indian Dance
Come get a glimpse into the world of Dances of India!


Dances of India features the gracious, exquisitely intelligent goddess Saraswati in this production, which highlights her silent, shy presence, in all tales in the Indian storybook.


Dances of India tells the enchanting tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad, through the beauty of classical Indian dance in this fully-narrated dance-drama. 33rd Annual Premier Performance.

Rhapsody for the Blue Gods--2006

In a wildly creative leap of imagination, dancers perform the tales of Rama and Krishna to

George Gershwin's An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue.   29th Annual Premier Performance, in October 2006

An Incantation of Incarnation--the 10 Wondrous Lives of Vishnu  October 2007

One of the most fundamental of Hindu myths--the 10 incarnations of Vishnu--is told to Strauss'

Tales from the Vienna Woods and Ravel's Bolero. In this production, Dances of India also collaborated with local tap, contemporary, and flamenco dancers. 30th Annual Premier Performance, in 2007.

Watch a clip from "The Little Rani", Dances of India's 32nd Annual Premier Performance!  September 2008

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Enjoy a smaller-size video summary of our 30th Anniversary performance in 2007 directly on the internet. Click the link to begin streaming. Note: Video will play in new window.