MEHS Scholars Explore Indian Culture

10/08/2011

On Saturday, October 8, sophomore Schuler Scholars from Maine East High School embarked on a multi-faceted exploration of Indian culture.  The evening began at India House restaurant in downtown Chicago, where scholars shared a variety of dishes family-style, including aloo gobi, chicken tikka masala, saffron rice, naan, and samosas.   The scholars then viewed a dance performance by the Natya Dance Theatre, an Indian dance company, at the Harris Theater near Millennium Park.  The performance was a fusion of storytelling and dance based on an Indian folktale, “The Flowering Tree,” and the themes of the tale encouraged humans to be respectful of nature and one another.  Six scholars chose to heighten their engagement with Indian culture by wearing colorful Indian clothing to the dinner and dance performance.  For many scholars, this was an evening full of “firsts,” and the flavors, sights, and sounds were new and intriguing.  For others, this evening was a way for them to celebrate and share their Indian culture with fellow scholars.   

 

 

MEHS Scholars show off beautiful Indian garb

MEHS Scholars show off beautiful Indian garb

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