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Written by Miami Today on May 10, 2012
The Miami Dance Festival Family Day presents Momentum Dance Company performing "The Tiger and the Brahmin," with performances of Indian dance by students of Indian dance instructor Geeta Dias. This popular fable from India tells of a trusting Brahmin who finds his kindness to a tiger betrayed when the tiger wants to eat him. The Brahmin seeks help from the elephant and the water buffalo, but the clever jackal outwits the tiger and saves the Brahmin. This production features Bollywood dance as well as traditional mudras (hand gestures from Indian classical dance that tell the story) and colorful costumes from India. 4 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-7256 or (305) 858-7002 or www.mbgarden.org.