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Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

Natya from UC Berkeley took first place on Friday at Dhirana, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Indian classical dance competition.

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Crowds gathered in Soldiers & Sailors auditorium on Saturday for the seventh annual Dhirana national Indian classical dance competition as eight collegiate dance teams competed for a $1,000 cash prize and trophy.

Dhirana dancers employ visual storytelling in competition

Pitt’s First Class Bhangra dance group performs at Saturday evening’s Dhirana dance competition. (Photo by Janine Faust | Contributing Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

Anand Mahalingam and Vineet Raghu hosted a dance competition Saturday night for two reasons — nostalgia and hunger. Literal, physical hunger. Strutting around the stage of the Soldiers and Sailors auditorium, the two Pitt graduates hosting Dhirana — the national Indian classical dance competition he...

Gallery: Dhirana 2016

Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

By Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

February 21, 2016

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