The Lively Foundation is proud to announce that Dr. Sohini Ray will teach Manipuri dance in the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley, Season 3. Dr. Ray is internationally recognized as a leading dancer/teacher/performer of Manipuri, one of the classical dance forms of India. Dr. Ray is a Lecturer at Santa Monica College, in southern California. She performs and teaches in India and in the US and received many awards for her accomplishments in Manipuri dance. She will teach an open master class as part of the Full Day of Dance©, Saturday, August 16, and also perform in the Festival Concert, in Mountain View, on August 17. Manipuri dance originates in the far northeast of India, in the Himalayas. Dr. Ray says that there, “dance is an integral part of life” and that “Manipuri is one of the few dance forms of India where the temple tradition is still alive.” Manipuri is rarely seen or taught in the US. IDF-SV is thrilled to offer this great experience to all dancers and all who are interested in dance. Follow this Livelyblog to get more information about Dr. Ray and all the extraordinary artists who will offer their training to Festival dancers this summer. Picture of Dr. Sohini Ray.