Brazilian Surya Hosts Internationally Recognized Classical Indian Dancer Uma Sharma to Amazon for Cultural Exchange

New York, New York (June 12, 2006) Brazilian hair care company, Surya Nature, brings internationally recognized and award-winning Indian dancer Uma Sharma to visit Sao Paulo and the Brazilian Amazon this month, her first visit to Brazil, for dance workshops and cultural exchange. A foremost expert in Kathak classical dance from India, Uma Sharma has performed all over the world and is famous for her dance academy, Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan, in New Delhi. Surya Nature, Inc. plans to collaborate with Ms. Sharma for a project in 2007 involving the introduction of Indian dance and feminine values into Brazilian society.

Clélia Angelon, President of Surya, comments, “The partnership with Uma Sharma is ideal to “rescue femininity” and women’s self esteem, through dance and beauty, by bringing forward the internal beauty of women.” Approximately 2,000 years old, Kathak is an important classical dance in India, which was formerly performed in temples and in the court of Indian kings. Originally appearing in the north of India, this unique dance style has a rhythmic work of the feet coordinated with delicate turns of the hands called mudras. Kathak provides an activation of the individual energy and translates the necessary balance between the masculine and feminine energies. One of the objectives of Kathak is to show life in three movements: creation, preservation and destruction.

Ms. Sharma will not only be offering dance workshops in Sao Paulo from June 20 through the 26th but she will also be visiting the Amazon Rain Forest capital city of Manaus, the following week, where she will perform Kathak for the Amazonian tribe, Dessanas. She will also be learning their ritual dance in a cultural exchange. Through the sharing of these native dances, Surya hopes to link two unique and different cultures, distant in location, in order to demonstrate that co-creation is possible for peaceful and cooperative living between nations and their peoples. Adds Clelia, “Surya Nature’s concept is based on the fusion of Brazilian and Indian cultures. This project brings us great fulfillment.”

Surya Nature is the U.S. branch of the Vedic Hindus Company, which has been operating successfully in Brazil for over 25 years supplying cosmetics founded on a vision of internal beauty that embraces the Ayurvedic principle: Know how to live in harmony with nature and oneself using elements that do not harm the body. The company manufactures high quality henna and hair color products, Brazilian hair treatment and body care products plus all-plant temporary tattoos for the beauty supply, professional and natural products markets. Surya products are available at health food stores, pharmacies, beauty supply outlets and other fine stores throughout the world. For more information, call 877.997.8792 or see


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